Keerthi Kollimada (aka Kiki) started her career as a Finance Manager for a large NHS Trust, before moving to London to work in theatre a decade ago. She loves the industry, and is especially passionate about inclusion, and how we create opportunities for access and representation in theatre and our communities.
As well as her role at NSDF, Keerthi freelances as a consultant for artistic organisations and she is the Finance Manager at Headlong Theatre Ltd, where she also does a lot of work on diversity and inclusion. She has worked in both subsidised and commercial theatre and prior to her current roles, she was the Head of Finance at Mark Rubinstein Ltd, and Complicité before that. She has worked on everything from West End Musicals & plays, to immersive theatre and touring both in the UK and internationally.
Keerthi is a board member at Wayward Productions Ltd, and in her spare time she volunteers in mental health; she is a Samaritan and also a facilitator for Talk For Health, an enterprise that supports peer-to-peer counselling groups in her local community.