Christopher Hopton



Christopher is Chairman of Minova Insurance Holdings Limited which owns insurance broking and underwriting businesses operating in the UK, US, South America and Asia. He is also Chairman of InMyBag Limited, a personal lines insurance broker. In addition he is a Non-Executive Director at AM Best Europe Rating Services Limited, a company providing financial strength ratings for insurance companies, and is a Trustee of The White Horse Federation Limited, a multi academy trust with schools in Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire.


Louis Elson



Louis co-founded Palamon Capital Partners in 1999 and is the Managing Partner. He has been active in European private equity since 1990 and was formerly a partner at Warburg Pincus in London. Louis is Vice Chairman of Impetus Private Equity Foundation and serves on the Development Board of The Prince's Trust. He is also a founding Trustee of the Educational Endowment Foundation, a Trustee of the Darden Business School at the University of Virginia and a Charter Trustee of Phillips Academy Andover.


Felix Meston



After obtaining a first class degree in music from King’s College London, Felix Meston started his career as a publicist with Albion Media, a PR agency specialising in classical music and the performing arts. He then took up a senior marketing position at Global, the media and entertainment company, home to some of the UK’s most-loved radio brands. As Brand Manager for Classic FM, Felix had responsibility for the station’s national arts partners and music education outreach. After Global, Felix led communications at Hailo, one of the UK’s fastest growing technology startups. Today Felix is an Senior Associate at freud communications, consulting brands on public relations.



James Sainsbury OBE



James is the President of Home-Start UK and before this was Chair of Trustees of Home-Start UK since 2000 (for which he was honoured with an OBE in 2013). He is also chair of trustees of the Resurgence Trust, which, among other things, publishes the ³Resurgence and Ecologist² magazine. He is a trustee of the Tedworth, Headley and Staples trusts, the Kay Kendall Leukaemia Fund and the Voices Foundation. He is also a patron of Best Beginnings and a member of the advisory board of the Sutton Trust.


Liz Rayment-Pickard


Liz is Head of Standards and Performance for Southwest London School Effectiveness Partnership.  Prior to that, Liz was Head Teacher of Oxford Gardens Primary School in London, and hosted one of the Voices Foundation's earliest teacher development programmes.  She has been a trustee of the Voices Foundation since 2011.


Kathleen Alder



Kathleen was born in Hamburg and raised in a very musical household. In 2008, Kathleen founded PR agency WildKat, which now has offices in London, Berlin and New York, extending into Paris and LA next year. Since its founding, WildKat PR has worked with Kings Place, Gstaad Menuhin Festival, Gustavo Dudamel, the Bamberg Symphony and education charity Music for Youth. In 2015, she created the fellowship Noted, which aims to offer financial support, industry opportunities and mentorship to up-and-coming talent in arts administration. She was awarded PR Week’s prestigious “29 under 29” and is shortlisted for the Women in Future Award 2018.


Jadis Tillery



American born, Canadian raised and now a proud British citizen, Jadis Tillery has a global outlook and 18 years of experience in the full marketing mix specialising in digital and social media. As a consultant, she has been a trusted advisor to private equity firms, brands and celebrity clients. She is currently supporting Hult International Business School across their five global campuses. Passionate about the power of music, Jadis has sung daily with her 16 month old daughter since she was born who now sings herself to sleep.


Alistair Crellin



Alistair is a solicitor and partner in gunnercooke's  corporate team.  He has been a member of the board of Voices Foundation since 1994.

Our Team



Edward Milner

Interim Chief Executive




Rebecca Le Brocq

Chief Executive



Deborah Guest

Learning Manager



Katie Elphick

Project Manager



Daniel Rooney

Learning Officer 



Lowri Davies







Susan Digby

OBE B Mus Churchill Fellow





Voices Foundation's musicianship programmes are led by our team of Music Consultants who specialise in delivering training and mentoring to build personal musicianship skills and methods for teaching music effectively. Our Music Consultants are based across the UK.  Sally Cathcart heads up this team, overseeing programme developments, quality assurance and workforce development alongside our CEO, Rebecca Le Brocq.


Choral programmes are led by a team of expert Choral Directors with in-depth knowledge and undestanding of vocal development, choral leadership techniques and skills and repertoire.  Our Choral Directors are skilled at working side-by-side with teachers or delivering work directly with children and young people.


For larger projects which require both musicianship and choral input, our Choral Directors and Music Consultants work as a team.


All practitioners have an enhanced DBS check and are signed up to the online update service.


Our self-employed practitioners, who are currently delivering, or have recently delivered, projects for Voices Foundation in 16/17 and 17/18 are:


Alison Houlbrooke, Amy Jo Brown, Carole Kendall, Caroline Slade, Charles MacDougall, Charlie Penn, Charlotte Brennan, Charlotte Brosnan, Emily Dickens, James Davey, Jayne Leadbeater, Jenny Trattles, Jo Henwood, Jo Li, Joanna Gill, Jon Laird, Katie Neilson, Maggi Griffiths, Rachel Staunton, Rosemary Jones, Ruth McCartney, Sally Cathcart, Sally Egan, Stuart Overington, Victoria Longdon, Yvonne White.


Contact Us

For further information about our work, events and opportunities, please contact us at:


The Music Base, Kings Place

90 York Way
London N1 9AG

020 7520 1430



Registered Charity No. 1029834