Trustees:
Marion Friend MBE (Chair)
Timothy Brown
Dr Ursula Jones OBE
Timothy Lines
Nick Rampley
Dominic Riches
 
Marion Friend (Chair)
Marion Friend MBE (Chair) has held senior arts administration positions at Philharmonia Orchestra, BBC Young Musician of the Year and Wigmore Hall and in the early part of her career she combined freelance orchestral playing with peripatetic and class teaching. Until July 2014 Marion was Director of Junior Trinity, the Saturday School of Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, a role she relinquished after twelve years in order to develop her arts and education consultancy including coaching, mentoring and facilitation. Marion is also Chair of her local Wimbledon Symphony Orchestra and was formerly a trustee of Jessie's Fund, Mick Jagger Centre and the Dalcroze Society and on the Executive of the Music Education Council.
 
Timothy Brown
is a professional horn player with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, and for many years he was principal horn in the BBC Symphony Orchestra and a professor at the Royal College of Music. He is also a leading chamber musician and was a member of the Melos Ensemble in its second phase.
 
Ursula Jones OBE
was born in Switzerland but has lived in London for most of her life. She was co-founder and General Manager of the English Chamber Orchestra until 1975, when she became a student again, taking up New World archaeology at the University of London. Since then she has combined her archeological and musical interests, lecturing on the prehistory of Mexico and also organising concerts in the UK and Switzerland for young talented musicians.
Ursula married the eminent trumpet player Philip Jones in 1956 and managed the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble during its last ten years. She is also a trustee of the Lucerne Festival, Streetwise Opera and the National Youth Wind Orchestra.
 
Timothy Lines
enjoys a wide-ranging career as a clarinettist. From 1999 to 2003 he was principal clarinet of the London Symphony Orchestra and was also chairman of the orchestra during his last year there. In September 2004 he was appointed section leader clarinet of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, a position he held until January 2006, when he left to focus on his freelance career. He plays on original instruments with the English Baroque Soloists, the Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Timothy is professor of clarinet at both the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music.
 
Nick Rampley
Is the Vice-Principal (Finance and Resources) of Morley College. After a career in various administrative and management roles in higher education institutions within London, Nick spent ten years as Director of Finance and Administration at the Purcell School, one of the UK's most prestigious specialist music schools. Nick is a trustee of Sound Connections, of the Open College Network, London (where he chairs the Finance and General Purposes Committee) and of the Kensington Symphony Orchestra where he is also principal bassoon.
 
Dominic Riches
works as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist in an Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service in the NHS, working with people with common emotional problems such as anxiety and depression. Prior to this he worked as a content writer and editor on a variety of educational websites. He is the nephew of John Stenhouse, who was a long-standing trustee of the Samuel Gardner Memorial Trust.
 
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