Chrissy studied singing at Trinity College of Music, graduating with first class honours, and joined the Mayor’s Music Fund in 2012 with twelve years’ experience in arts and charity management. A passionate supporter of music education, her career has included working for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, the London Schools’ Symphony Orchestra, the Centre for Young Musicians and their sister charity, the Foundation for Young Musicians. Chrissy is committed to professional development and took part in the Clore Leadership Programme’s acclaimed intenstive two-week residential course in November 2014.
As Head of Programmes Chrissy worked with London’s Music Hubs and professional arts organisations to deliver all Scholarship and Partnership activities. Appointed to the position of Chief Executive in January 2016, she now has overall responsibility for the strategic planning, educational, financial and creative development of the organisation.
Outside work Chrissy enjoys life as a soprano, singing with a number of professional choirs, and occasionally teaching privately. She is proud to be a mentor for Arts Emergency, a new charity aimed at encouraging and supporting more school leavers from under-privileged backgrounds into arts careers. She is also keen but (very) amateur cyclist, tap dancer and yogi.
Henrietta started working at the Mayor’s Music Fund in January 2016. As the Executive Assistant she works closely with Chrissy to deliver the Scholarship and Partnership Programmes. Along with assisting with work on the programmes she helps out with the general administration, fundraising and events of the charity.
Before arriving at MMF she volunteered as an administrator at The Claremont Project, an arts charity in Islington. Along with her admin duties she also taught a Scottish Dancing Class! Previous to this she worked at Creative Futures, helping to deliver musical activities across London. Back in 2013 Henrietta was a volunteer at GIGS Big Busk, the Mayor’s Music Competition.
Henrietta graduated from the University of York in 2014 where she studied History of Art. Here she also studied the Flute and passed her ATCL Flute Performance diploma in 2014. Henrietta has a particular interest in Arabic art and architecture and loves to play Scottish and Irish jigs!
Paul Broadhurst: Senior Cultural Policy Officer – Music, Greater London Authority
Paul leads on the Mayor’s work with young people and the arts. He works with the Mayor’s Music Education Steering Group to improve provision for young musicians. He commissions research and runs events to help London’s schools, Music Services and arts organisations work more closely together. He also oversees Gigs – the Mayor’s annual young buskers competition, and works closely with the Mayor’s Music Fund on its Scholarship and Partnership Programmes. Paul is an occasional violinist, pianist and Balinese gamelan player.
Annie Cartwright: Music Education Consultant
Annie has had a wide and varied career as a teacher, performer, workshop leader, Ofsted inspector and consultant. In 1999, Annie set up the Hackney Music Service and remained as the Head of Service until her retirement in 2011. She works with Chrissy and Henrietta on monitoring and evaluating all aspects of the MMF scholarship and partnership programmes, liaising with music services and ensuring strong and developing relationships with all our delivery partners.