Ginny Greenwood: Chief Executive
Ginny has worked in the charity sector since 1990. Her particular areas of expertise are children, education, and the arts. She is a founder director of the Hampstead & Highgate Festival and The Art Room, and in 2000 she secured £4m for the rebuilding of the Mulberry Bush Special Needs School, Oxon. Prior to joining the mayor’s Music Fund she was Development Director at the Tricycle Theatre, London, where she now advises the Capital Appeals Committee.
Ginny is a member of ACEVO and the Institute of Fundraising. She regularly delivers workshops and mentors people new to the sector. In addition she advises philanthropists on charitable giving. Ginny is a Trustee of the Consortium for Street Children and a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Musicians.
Chrissy Kinsella: Head of Programmes
Chrissy studied singing at Trinity College of Music, and joins the Mayor’s Music Fund with ten 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 and Morley College, while most recently she was with London’s Centre for Young Musicians and their sister charity, the Foundation for Young Musicians. Chrissy works with London’s music hubs to deliver the Mayor’s Music Fund’s scholarships and partnerships programmes across the City.
Outside of the work environment Chrissy enjoys life as a soprano, singing with a number of London’s professional choirs, and also teaches privately.
Claire Hodd: Head of Corporate Fundraising
Claire joins the Mayor’s Music Fund with six years’ experience in Corporate Fundraising. Following a successful role in Marketing Services at Macmillan Cancer Support she realised her interest lay with Corporate Fundraising, so she moved to the Corporate Partnerships department as a New Business Manager. Most recently she has worked in this role for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity where she gained extensive experience over four and a half years, securing Corporate partners and support across the full range of corporate fundraising methods.
Claire enjoyed playing both piano and clarinet whilst at school and is excited to be engaging in music once again. She is particularly looking forward to helping young Londoners access the same opportunities she was privileged to have at school in order to develop their musical talent and broaden their horizons.
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 Scholarships and Partnerships Programmes. Paul is an occasional violinist, pianist and Balinese gamelan player.
Olivia Shotton: Volunteer Intern
Olivia has just completed her A Levels and is beginning a gap year. She has grade 8 singing, and is using this year to prepare for her diploma on the violin.
Olivia joined the team with an interest in music education and a desire to give others the same musical opportunities she has had, having participated in the Mayor’s Music Fund Partnership programme.
She is also leader of The Hounslow Youth Orchestra, and a member of The London Youth Choir and Chamber Choir, and took part in the 50th Anniversary Rolling Stones Concert at the O2 Arena in November 2012, singing as part of the backing choir.
Olivia hopes to travel through Europe during summer 2014, before attending university in September to study music.