The live music Music in Hospitals & Care provides has such a hugely beneficial effect on people in care and staff.

Our Board of Trustees have overall responsibility for Music in Hospitals & Care. They come from a range of backgrounds and bring different skills and experience to the charity. Hover or tap on each photo to learn more.

Maureen is an employment lawyer with legal and HR experience across a wide variety of public and commercial sectors, including the NHS in Scotland.

She is a keen amateur singer and sings with the London Symphony Chorus. She was inspired to join Music in Hospitals & Care as a trustee after experiencing the power of music to communicate with close relatives living with dementia.

Maureen Hall


Jeremy Huw Williams is an opera singer from Wales who has performed in North and South America, Australia, the Far East, India and across Europe.

He has been a volunteer ambassador for Music in Hospitals & Care since 2013 and a trustee since 2016. He received the Medal of the Order of the British Empire in the 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to music and charity.

Dr Jeremy Huw Williams

Vice Chair

Angharad is a communications expert with experience across the public and charity sectors, including a national older people’s charity and a parliamentary watchdog.

She is a vocalist, violinist, pianist, flautist and a member of Fulham Symphony Orchestra. She was inspired to join Music in Hospitals & Care having witnessed the impact of music on family members during long-term hospital stays.

Angharad Thomas

Atheer is a communications expert with 20 years’ experience working in the PR and social media industry. He is currently European Head of Social at a global sports and fashion retailer.

Atheer was a young chorister at Westminster Abbey and studied the trumpet at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. He has since founded a music and wellbeing festival and is a passionate advocate for the positive impact of music on mental health.

Atheer Al-Salim

Charmian is a lawyer with extensive experience of the strategic, operational, legal and risk aspects of the management of law firms.

Music has always been important to her both as a performer and audience member. She also has experience of various hospitals and care settings and has seen first-hand the hugely beneficial impact that music can have for patients, residents and carers.

Charmian May

Dimple is a senior manager in healthcare with experience in NHS operations and quality assurance, and improvement in clinical services across the UK and Ireland.

Dimple enjoys the transformative power of music and believes in holistic care and wellbeing as a way to support physical health, and so was keen to become a trustee for Music in Hospitals & Care.

Dimple Keen

Thomas is an internal auditor, working with a number of charities and public sector clients with a focus on good governance. In his spare time Thomas is a motorsport marshal at race circuits across the UK.

Thomas is a keen advocate of the power of live music after seeing the transformative positive impact it had on mental health of peers and colleagues whilst at University in Bristol.

Thomas Parker

Silvia is a digital transformation professional with experience in CRM customisation, project management, change management and operations. She has joined the Board as a ‘digital trustee’ to support the charity through its digital transformation project.

Since learning how to play the piano as a child, music has remained an integral part of Silvia’s family life.

Silvia Denaro

Dr Alasdair Dow is a former Intensive Care Consultant who has practiced in the USA and across South West England. He was inspired to become a trustee with Music in Hospitals & Care after witnessing first hand the benefit that music can have on patients recovering from severe illness.

Alasdair enjoys playing the trumpet and lives near Exeter with his wife, sons, chickens and a dog.

Dr Alasdair Dow

Andrew is a Chartered Accountant with over 40 years’ experience in Financial, Strategic and Risk Management. He has also been the Chair of an NHS Mental Health Trust and a national children’s charity.

He has witnessed how live music can raise the spirits of long-term patients with a close family member in London hospitals. Music assumed huge importance, both as a release and a link with the outside world.

Andrew Ling

Sarah is CEO of a London based design agency. She brings knowledge of graphic communication, brand creation and marketing to her role as a trustee.

She is a professional electric violinist and was inspired to join Music in Hospitals & Care as a trustee having witnessed the positive impact of music on children when performing at special schools with her own string quartet.

Sarah Mallock

Dr Jennifer MacRitchie has worked in academic research for over 12 years. This has combined cognitive science, music and engineering to explore how music can impact health and wellbeing for older adults and those living with dementia.

Jennifer is an avid performer on the piano and viola. She was inspired to join the board after hearing about the continued work of Music in Hospitals & Care throughout the pandemic.

Dr Jennifer MacRitchie

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