Director and Head of Finance and Administration
Isobel (Izy) Rigby is a Finance & Operations Manager with a difference! Izy grew up in Llandudno, North Wales and after Uni travelled extensively, running bars & restaurants all over the place before finding her dream job with Live Nation in venue management. For nearly 10 years in both the UK & Ireland Izy honed her operational skills in the corporate world of musical entertainment and theatre as part of the management teams for: the Motorpoint Arena (Cardiff), the Dominion Theatre (We Will Rock You), and the Lyceum (The Lion King) in the west end while still acting as backstage manager for both Download and the Hyde Park music festivals in 2009 before then moving across the Irish sea to Dublin to open the multi-million euro venue, the Bord Gais Energy Theatre. After 5 incredible years at the BGET (during which time she finished a degree in Mathematics from the Open University) she moved to the charitable organisation, Rua Red (Irelands largest multi-disciplinary arts venue) as General Manager then Executive Director. During this time she was also the Finance Manager for EUCIDA, a collaborative digital arts project over 3 years partnered with French and Latvian organisations and co-funded by Creative Europe. Inspired by a deep love of the ocean instilled in her from a young age by her family she decided to volunteer at a Marine conservation centre in Malaysia, here she learned to dive and met our co-founders. Since then she has become part of the SORCE family and is now a PADI Divemaster & our (self proclaimed) Spreadsheet Queen!