Our BOARD

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Christopher Hopton

Chair

 

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.

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James Sainsbury OBE

Trustee

 

James is the President of Home-Start UK. He is also the chair of trustees of the Resurgence Trust, which, among other things, publishes the ‘Resurgence and Ecologist’ magazine. He is also a trustee of the Tedworth, Headley and Staples trusts and the Kay Kendall Leukaemia Fund. He is a patron of Best Beginnings.

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Felix Meston

 Trustee 

 

Felix is a communications specialist with experience in the music, technology and media sectors. He began his career as a publicist with Albion Media, a communications agency specialising in classical music and the performing arts. Felix then took up a senior marketing position at Global, 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. Felix has also led communications at Hailo (now mytaxi), one of the UK’s fastest growing technology businesses. Today Felix is an Associate Director at freud communications, consulting brands on corporate reputation. He has a first class degree in music from King's College London. 

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Liz Rayment-Pickard

Trustee


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.

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Jadis Tillery

 Trustee

 

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.

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Kathleen Alder

Trustee

 

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 and Berlin, extending into Paris, New York 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.

Our Team

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Rebecca Le Brocq

Chief Executive

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Cathy Phillips Brady

General Manager

 

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Katie Elphick

Project Manager
 

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Deborah Guest

Learning Manager

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Daniel Rooney

Learning Officer 

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Lowri Davies

Administrator

 

Our FOUNDER


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Susan Digby

OBE BMus Churchill Fellow

Founder

 


OUR PRACTITIONERS

 

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 17/18 and 18/19 are:

 

Alison Houlbrooke, Alison Wise, Alice Timms, Amy Jo Brown, Camille Maalawy, Carole Kendall, Caroline Slade, Charles MacDougall, Charlie Penn, Charlotte Brennan, Charlotte Brosnan, Emily Dickens, Emma-Wynne Jones, Jayne Leadbeater, Jenny Trattles, Jo Henwood, Jo Mcnally, Joanna Gill, Kate Rattenbury, Katie Neilson, Katie Teage, Laurel Neighbour, Rachel Staunton, Sally Cathcart, Sally Egan, Stuart Overington, Victoria Longdon, Will Prideaux, 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

vf@voices.org.uk

 

Registered Charity No. 1029834

 

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