Orchestras Live Trustees
Nicky Adamson (Vice Chairman)
Nicky Adamson has worked in the arts management sector for the past 15 years. She manages and delivers cultural programmes for local authorities and third sector organisations, and has a particular interest in and knowledge of the role of creativity in social regeneration. From 2005-08, Nicky was Director of The Garage in Norwich, of which she is now a Trustee. She is also a Trustee of the Norwich & Norfolk Film Trust Ltd.
Kevin Appleby is Concert Hall Manager and Artistic Director of Turner Sims in Southampton. Prior to his appointment in 2000 Kevin had directed a festival (Bury St Edmunds), been a local authority arts officer (St Edmundsbury in Suffolk) and spent 10 years in orchestral management (the London Mozart Players and Wren Orchestra).
Mark Bromley (Chairman)
Mark Bromley joined the Board of Trustees in 2006, becoming Vice Chairman in 2007 and Chairman in 2010. Mark is Head of Business Performance and Internal Control at EDF Energy and a member of the Executive Board of the Prince of Wales Accounting for Sustainability Programme. He was a trustee and director of the Museum of Music History from 2008 to 2010.
Selena Chapman started her career with a close association with a number of music festivals across the UK before moving on to work on audience development, delivering regional and national programmes. After a spell marketing the City of London Sinfonia, she moved to the Southbank Centre as Head of Marketing, and following completion of an MBA at Cranfield is now Head of Strategic Marketing at Marie Curie Cancer Care.
Ellen Gallagher is a solicitor at Goodman Derrick LLP following a change of career after many years of working in the music industry. She was on the senior management team at English National Opera (Head of Music Administration) and previously worked at Chandos Records and Opera North. Ellen continues to play the violin as a regular principal of Chelsea Opera Group and Haydn Chamber Orchestra and is leader of Covent Garden Chamber Orchestra.
Martin Gent was Head of Bottisham Village College, Cambridgeshire (1976-91) and Manager, Cambridgeshire Instrumental Music Agency (1992-97). He has been a Trustee of Orchestras Live / Eastern Orchestral Board since 2002, and was Chairman from 2004-2010. He was Chair of Arts Development in East Cambridgeshire (1992-2006), Chair of the British Federation of Young Choirs (1982-85) and has been Chair of the David Urwin Arts Award since 1987.
Alan Kerr has a lifelong passion for music. His background is in finance, having managed investment companies for a number of years. More recently, he has founded renewable energy companies which invest in wind and solar technologies. Alan has served on the Board of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields for almost 10 years.
Neil Mathur has a passion for a variety of musical styles. He is an experienced Management Consultant with Ernst & Young and has over 10 years experience of advising clients on performance improvement and risk management initiatives. Neil is a Chartered Accountant, and a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors.
Martin Prendergast is Deputy Director of Development at the National Theatre, prior to which he worked for ten years at Guardian News & Media as Arts Manager. As a trustee he is very proud to be able to support the work of Orchestras Live. Martin lives in Camberwell with his partner and is a committed but very much amateur pianist.
Peter Snelling is a highly experienced Councillor in Bedfordshire, with particular focus on finance and arts and cultural activities. He retired from a finance career in the aerospace industry, and has long experience of organising and participating in choral concerts.
Clive Sugars has a career in the music and media business spanning 25 years, including time with The Hallé, Boosey & Hawkes, Chandos Records and Warner Music. He has spent the last 10 years at headhunters Hoggett Bowers, working with a range of clients across the sector.
Jane Williams was born in London, played cello in the London Schools Symphony Orchestra and studied music at York University. She has held senior management positions at Chester Music, the London Sinfonietta and English National Opera. She is currently a freelance arts manager and consultant, with clients including the British Council, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Southbank Centre and the Royal Philharmonic Society.