Trustees

Our Board of Directors or Trustees has overall responsibility for the organisation and brings a diverse range of professional backgrounds and experience to the charity.

  • Peter Fairlie

    Chair

    Peter Fairlie joined Music in Hospitals & Care as a member of the Scottish Committee in 2011. He became a Trustee in 2014 and was appointed Chairman in 2016.

    His professional career spans over 30 years at board level in both private and public sectors. He spent 20 years in the Scotch Whisky industry leading companies and the development of leading brands worldwide.

    Over the last 15 years he developed a number of business interests in various sectors including a consultancy company specialising in business strategy, development and project management.
    He remains involved in the hotel and property sector and is an honorary school governor.

  • John Middleton

    Vice Chair

    John Middleton is a retired Civil Servant. He has a lifelong passion for music and enjoys going to concerts, operas and musicals. His involvement with Music in Hospitals & Care is one way of helping bring the joy of live music of all kinds to those who can no longer easily access it for themselves. Recorded music has its places, but cannot compare with the experience of music played live and the interaction between musicians and audience.

  • Anne O’Hagan

    Honorary Treasurer

    Anne is a Chartered Accountant and a partner in an accountancy practice attending to all aspects of audit, accountancy and taxation for a wide range of businesses, individuals and charities. Current and previous experience of charitable and community involvement includes being a board member of a local college, a Special Health Board, charitable trusts and organisations, involvement with the Chamber of Commerce and acting as treasurer of Dunbartonshire Scouts. She was a Justice of the Peace for 15 years and is a Deputy Lieutenant in Dunbartonshire. Anne is married with three grown up children and six grandchildren.

  • Helen Ashley Taylor

    Helen started volunteering for MiHC in 2009 and initiated the charity’s ICU Hear© project in 2016, receiving the 658th Points of Light Award from the Prime Minister for this. Helen is a trustee of ICUsteps and was formerly MiHC treasurer, chairing the Finance & Audit Committee. Previously, Helen was a trustee of Music & The Deaf after completing 2 music degrees including a Masters in Psychology of Music. Helen plays the piano, clarinet, flute, alto saxophone and sang with The Huddersfield Choral Society for 20 years. Helen holds professional qualifications and active professional memberships as an accountant, fundraiser and company secretary.

  • Dr Jeremy Huw Williams

    The Welsh baritone Jeremy Huw Williams studied at St John’s College, Cambridge, at the National Opera Studio, and with April Cantelo.  He made his debut with Welsh National Opera as Guglielmo (Così fan tutte) and has since appeared in more than sixty operatic roles.  He has given performances at major venues in North and South America, Australia, China, India, and most European countries.  He frequently records for BBC Radio 3 and has made many commercial recordings, including more than ten solo discs of songs.  In 2011 he received the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Music from the University of Aberdeen.

  • Dr Alan Jacques FRCPsych

    Alan Jacques is a retired Old Age Psychiatrist living in Edinburgh.  He has been involved with the charity in Scotland for about thirty years, mostly as a Committee member but also as a musician, being the accompanist in a few concerts some years ago.  In recent years increasing deafness has made music-making with others difficult but he continues to study the piano.  He is also a trustee of Alzheimer Scotland, Lifecare (Edinburgh), the Ménière’s Society, the Equality Network and LGBT Health and Wellbeing.  He is particularly interested in music and dementia and in music and deafness.

  • Andrew Kelso

    Andrew Kelso is a working doctor. He trained at the University of Edinburgh, and following postgraduate training in Edinburgh, Dundee, Newcastle and London, he started work as a Consultant Neurologist at the Royal London Hospital in 2009. With a special interest in epilepsy, and neurological disorders in pregnancy, he continues to practice clinical neurology, and is also Divisional Director for Specialist Medicine at Barts Health NHS Trust. An active amateur cellist, he plays in several London-based amateur orchestras, and is one of the Trustees of Forest Philharmonic Society. When he’s not working or playing the cello, he’s bell ringing, and is tower captain at his local church.

  • Fiona McIntosh

    Fiona is from Fife, Scotland. She studied violin at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and at the Guildhall School of Music in London. After 10 years as a freelance musician she joined the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. While working in the BBCSSO she studied for a BSc Hons degree from the Open University after which she moved into Orchestral Management. First with the Ulster Orchestra, then as Orchestra Manager with the BBC Philharmonic where she stayed till taking early retirement in 2012. Since then, she has worked as a freelance Orchestra Manager and Orchestra Tour Manager as well as becoming a Trustee for MiHC.

  • Roger Luxmoore-Styles

    Roger Luxmoore-Styles became a Trustee of Music in Hospitals & Care in 2012.  Roger qualified as a solicitor in 1988 with the large City law firm, Lovell White Durrant (now Hogan Lovells), but has spent nearly 30 years as a legal adviser in the insurance industry, in various roles within the Marsh & McLennan Group of Companies. He has been an enthusiastic participant with the Hadleigh Choral Society up in Suffolk for the last 25 years and, recognising the therapeutic and spiritual benefits of music, was delighted to be invited to join the Trustee Board of Music in Hospitals & Care.

  • Sian Carter

    Sian is passionate about the therapeutic power music has on health and wellbeing and the difference it can make to people’s lives. Her career has included journalism, public relations and filmmaking. Specialising in the healthcare sector, she has worked with NHS organisations for over 25 years and has been director of communications of several of large London Hospitals and national organisations. Sian is also a singer, and performs regularly with Singing Salon, a group 15 classically trained singers, as well as giving solo recitals. She was awarded the LRSM in singing from the Royal Schools of Music in 2017.

  • Helen Dutta

    Helen Dutta is a lawyer with over a decade’s experience in the arts sector, having held roles in legal and business affairs, policy and corporate governance. Helen is currently a senior manager and company secretary to DACS, a not-for-profit artists’ rights organisation. Helen’s commitment to the arts stems from her own background as a musician, having studied flute at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and later an MA in ethnomusicology. Helen has worked previously as a musician on numerous outreach projects, including with the English National Ballet and is also a Trustee of youth theatre charity, RicNic.

  • Maureen Hall

    Maureen Hall is a Scottish qualified solicitor, specialising in employment law, and also a Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel and Development.  She was employed as an in-house lawyer for the NHS in Scotland for many years, before moving into private practice. She now works part-time in the financial services sector in London, but also spends time back home with family in Edinburgh and has various voluntary and charity interests in addition to MiHC. She has always enjoyed choral singing and is currently a member of the London Symphony Chorus.

  • Charmian May

    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 member of the audience. She also has experience of various hospitals and care settings and has seen first hand the hugely beneficial impact which music can have for patients, residents and their carers.

  • Sarah Mallock

    Sarah is Creative Director of an Experiential Design Agency in London, which she founded fifteen years ago and she brings a deep knowledge of graphic communication, brand creation and marketing to her role as Trustee. Sarah graduated as a music scholar from Wells Cathedral School, where she studied the Violin and Viola and has managed to combine her design work with a full professional music career that has taken her all over the UK, Europe and the Middle East. Working initially as a session player in London, she then formed her own electric string group, which went onto work for the major record labels and artists including Adele, Madonna, Rod Stewart and Brian Ferry.

    Sarah now specialises in improvised jazz and classical crossover on an electric violin. Her daughter is a chorister in Salisbury Cathedral and her son is a chorister at Her Majesty’s Chapel Royal, Hampton Court.

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