Our New Board Members
Our Board of Trustees helps steer our organisation. They provide us with passion and expertise, which drive us to excel. Recruiting for the Board is one of the most important things we have to do, and we are delighted to have four new highly skilled individuals joining us.
“This is an exciting time for Manchester Camerata with ambitious plans ahead, focusing even more on the impact our work can make.
We are incredibly excited to welcome these extremely skilled four new individuals to our Board of Trustees. We are sure they will help us thrive, and help us continue to elevate and enhance peoples lives through exceptional music.
Also, I would like to express my thanks to those who have stepped down from the Board for their tremendous contribution to Manchester Camerata and the communities we serve.” Steve Dauncey, Chair
Find out more about our new members below:
Michelle is a Director and Wealth Manager at Coutts looking after clients based in the North West. Michelle has experience of investing for Charities and for helping her clients start their philanthropic journeys.
She comes to the Camerata with previous board experience with FareShare GM and Healthwatch Salford.
Kate took up the role of deputy mayor of Greater Manchester in January 2023. She was the Member of Parliament for Stretford and Urmston from 2010-2022, and held a number of shadow ministerial posts, including shadow secretary of state for education and shadow minister for disabled people. She is a member of the board of governors at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Simon is a partner and an experienced litigation and dispute resolution solicitor at the national law firm Mills & Reeve. He does much of his day-to-day work for clients in the charity sector. He is also an avid fan of all types of music, and is a six times national championship barbershop singer with Bolton’s Cottontown Chorus. He greatly looks forward to working with Manchester Camerata.
Blending creative thinking with sharp insight and analysis, Rebecca is a purpose-driven individual whose strengths lie in research, impact measurement and consultancy. Rebecca has excellent verbal and written communication skills, having experience of liaising with and delivering messages to a wide variety of audiences and stakeholders. Primarily, her work is rooted in a belief in the vital role of civil society and in a drive to use creativity and innovation to bring about social change. In her spare time she enjoys taking on fundraising challenges, having previously fundraised for Cambridge Rape Crisis Centre, Alzheimer’s Society and MASH (Manchester Action for Street Health).