Our Trustees

Our charity is run by a Board of Trustees, who are responsible for ensuring that we comply with the Charity Commission guidelines as regards financial probity and public benefit. We are lucky to have such an experienced Board, – but are always keen to hear from others who would like to help children experience the power of music. If you have any experience in accounting, marketing, fundraising or just love music and want to see children from all backgrounds thrive then please get in touch with our Chair, Paul here

Paul Broadhurt, Chair

Paul Broadhurst – Chair of Trustees

Paul manages the 24 Hour London initiative for the Greater London Authority. He is involved with the Mayor’s Music Fund which supports children who cannot afford music lessons. Paul previously set up the Mayor’s young buskers competition. He worked at the London Symphony Orchestra where a highlight was young East London musicians performing in the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Paul plays the violin and the piano.

Natasha Broke

Natasha Broke – Trustee and Honorary Treasurer

Natasha came across Gallions Primary School when her son did a week’s work experience there. She visited the school and observed a musicianship session and strings lessons. The quality of the music impressed her. The relationship between her son’s school and Gallions culminated in a fundraising concert. To say that the Gallions pupils held their own at one of the most prestigious private (senior) schools in the country would be to undersell their performance. They absolutely rose to the occasion. Natasha was invited to join the Trustees in June 2016. She passionately believes that children from all backgrounds should be offered a wide and varied curriculum.

Ashley Roye – Trustee

Ashley is the Schools Manager at Music Masters, a charity working to ensure that every child has access to the transformative power of music. Prior to that, Ashley worked as the Music Manager at Gallions Primary School and is very keen to ensure the music programme continues. He studies Performing Arts Music at The Brit School before going on to complete a degree in Commercial Music at Westminster College. Ashley has experience working in events, fundraising and developing emerging musicians. Over the years he has worked with the likes of Ed Sheeran, Michael Kiwanuka, Shakka, and Jamie Woon.

Nick Bush

Nick Bush – Trustee

Nick is a management consultant who works with both public and private sector organisations to improve their performance and strategies, with a focus on providing brilliant experiences for their customers. He is passionate about music – a keen but amateur guitarist and singer. Nick believes music has a vital role in stimulating children’s development and helping them to become more rounded and confident people. He is also a trustee and board advisor to music education charity, World Heart Beat, where he is helping them set up a new centre in Nine Elms Embassy Quarter.

John Ward – Secretary

John has recently retired from raising money for Welsh National Opera in London. He has also held the chief fundraising posts at English National Opera and Opera North and before that was General Secretary of the First Division Association, the union for top civil servants, during Margaret Thatcher’s premiership. He is a board member of OperaUpClose, supports several charities working in Africa and, Covid restrictions permitting, makes frequent trips to Italy in pursuit of opera and the elusive goal of speaking reasonably fluent Italian.