Compass Team

Compass is managed by co-directors Annie Lloyd and Peter Reed, supported by a wide network of freelancers and members and alumni of the Compass Emerging Producers Scheme.



Annie Lloyd is an independent producer with an industry wide reputation for championing and promoting new performance work. She has specialist knowledge of the performance sector in the UK and mainland Europe and a track record of ambitious programming, commissioning and producing. Under Annie’s direction for 19 years the Studio Theatre at Leeds Met became a key venue in the national touring schedule of experimental practitioners valued by adventurous audiences, artists, funders and students of performance alike.

Annie Lloyd. Photo: Roger Moody Photography


Peter is a project manager who has worked for a number of organisations and independent artists. These include Slung Low, Common Wealth, Louise Ann Wilson Company, Ellie Harrison Kings of England and The Prague Quadrennial. He worked as Producer for the pilot Compass Festival in 2011, then joined Compass as Co-Director to deliver subsequent editions of the festival.

Between 2011-16 he was a visiting tutor at Leeds Beckett University.

Peter Reed. Photo: Roger Moody Photography


Karen Watson (Chair), Adam Young, Mark Flisher.

Annie Lloyd. Photo: Roger Moody Photography