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.



James Sainsbury OBE



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.



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.



Felix Meston



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. 



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 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.



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.

Our Team


Jennifer Coleman-Peers

Interim Chief Executive


Hannah Keville

Head of Engagement


Deborah Guest

Programme Manager


Daniel Rooney

Communications & Digital Manager 


Lowri Davies

Operations Manager 


Catherine Hatcher

Learning & Impact Manager


Sally Cathcart

Musicianship Director 


Charles MacDougall

Choral Director





Susan Digby

OBE BMus Churchill Fellow





Voices Foundation's programmes are led by our team of experienced Musicianship and Choral Practitioners, based across the UK.


Our Musicianship Practitioners specialise in delivering training and mentoring to build personal musicianship skills and methods for teaching music effectively. Sally Cathcart heads up this team, overseeing programme developments, quality assurance and workforce development alongside our CEO, Rebecca Le Brocq.


Our Choral Practitioners are skilled at working side-by-side with teachers or delivering work directly with children and young people. They possess and in-depth knowledge and undestanding of vocal development, choral leadership techniques and skills and repertoire


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 19/20 and 20/21 are:


Alison Houlbrooke, Alison Wise, Amy Jo Brown, Camille Maalawy, Carole Kendall, Caroline Slade, Charles MacDougall, Charlie Penn-Jones, Charlotte Brennan, Charlotte Brosnan, Daniel Turner, Emily Dickens, Emily Owen, Janet Banzaca, Jayne Leadbeater, Jenny Trattles, Jo Henwood, Joanna Gill, Kate Rattenbury, Katie Neilson, Katie Teage, Laurel Neighbour, Matthew Roughley, Patrick Barrett, Rosemary Jones, Rose Smith, Sally Cathcart, 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