Peter Corbett – Trustee

Peter is a free lance Project Manager having worked in the Far East, Middle East and Europe for several international businesses such as BT, Toys R Us, Swiss Air, Mens Wearhouse, M&S and Alexandra in Operational and Commercial roles.  An ex mayor of Devizes, he is a town councillor and has lived in Devizes with his wife Chris and four children for over 35 years

What is a Festival Maker?

Making a Festival: What is a Festival Maker? DOCA events could not happen without the support and hard work of our wonderful team of volunteer Festival Makers. So who are they? What do they do? And could you join them? DOCA Festival Makers are local people from all walks of life, with varied skills and personalities. Some like to help out at many of our events, and some only join us for one per year. Festival Makers are aged anywhere from 18 to 80+. We’re open to younger folks joining us, so if you’d like to know more about that,

Nick Amer – Trustee

Nick is a civil celebrant with his wife Jane and also a business consultant who helps start ups navigate the world of commerce. Although they live a few miles outside of Devizes he believes very strongly in the community and what DOCA contributes to the people of Devizes.

Geoff Woollan – Trustee overseeing Diversity, Accessibility & Inclusion

Geoff retired 7 years ago and moved to Devizes after a career in social care with an emphasis on independence, inclusivity and equal opportunities. Volunteering as a trustee has been a feature of his life and career and he is now a trustee of Wiltshire Centre for Independent Living. He thinks the best way to enjoy the outdoor activities of DOCA is to take an active part as well as helping to make sure they continue and grow. Geoff is our Trustee who specialises in overseeing Diversity, Accessibility and Inclusion.

Tony Woodison – Treasurer

Tony is a Fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and has lived in Devizes since 2001.  After a career of 38 years with the Ministry of Defence, he retired in 2012 and has since spent his time working for a number of charities.  In addition to being a Trustee and Treasurer of DOCA, Tony is also a Trustee and Treasurer of the Devizes Arts Festival and volunteers each week to help with the on-line sales at Devizes Oxfam.

Helen Pritchard – Secretary

Helen has lived just outside Devizes since 2013. She retired in 2023 having been a project manager in the Ministry of Defence for the past ten years, and before that a policy adviser in the Department for Transport for more years than she can remember. She has acted in the Wharf theatre’s pantomime for the past six years and directs the village panto in Potterne each February.

Celia Imrie – Patron

Celia Imrie is an Olivier award-winning and Screen Actors Guild-nominated actress, a Variety magazine ‘Icon’ and Women in Film and Television ‘Lifetime Achievement award’ winner. As well as her acclaimed film, television and theatre work, she is also a Sunday Times best-selling author.  Much loved for her film roles, including The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel  film series, the Bridget Jones film series, Calendar Girls, Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, Finding Your Feet and Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again, she recently took on a darker role in Netflix’s Malevolent. Her other roles include independent feature Love Sarah, the fourth series of FX’s ‘perfect genius’  Better Things 

Performer Enquiries

For all artist, performer and musician enquiries, contact our Creative Producer Loz at

Cliff Evans – Chair of Trustees

Having spent almost 40 years in the IT industry, Cliff moved to Devizes in 2013. Since then he has continued as Chairman of the Kileva Foundation charity which he founded in 2006 to support under-privileged children and their families in the Sagalla region of southern Kenya. He has also become actively involved in a number of community projects including Dementia Action Alliance and Community Wellbeing, and became a Trustee of DOCA in 2014 with a focus on advertising and marketing. Cliff is a Past President and now Treasurer of Devizes Rotary.