The Tri-Borough Music Trust is governed by the Board of Trustees who bring a wealth of experience from across music education, industry, charity governance, fundraising, finance, and communications.
Susan Whiddington CBE, Chair
Susan Whiddington is the Chair of Musical Boroughs Trust. She is the founding director and Chief Executive of Mousetrap Theatre Projects. Mousetrap is a theatre education charity dedicated to creating opportunities, for disadvantaged young people and young people with additional needs, to attend outstanding theatre across London and participate in a broad range of creative learning projects.
Susan has been the Development Officer for the Society of London Theatre, and Project Director for the Association of British Orchestras.
Susan is also the Vice-Chair of Action for Children’s Arts, a Trustee of DanceWest and an Advisory Board Member for Facing History and Ourselves. Susan was previously Chair of Democrats Abroad UK; and most recently a Chair of John Lyon’s Charity (2010 – 2020) and now serves as an Ambassador for the charity.
Stuart Watmore, Co-Founder
Stuart is co-founder of Musical Boroughs Trust. He is Head of the Tri-borough Music Hub (TBMH), which leads music education across the London Boroughs of Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea, and Hammersmith & Fulham. The TBMH has a national reputation for its innovative approaches to inclusive music education from the Early Years upwards: it was the recipient of the RPS Music Award for Learning and Participation in 2016; and Composer Charlotte Harding won the prestigious Ivors Composer Award for Community or Educational Project in 2019, with her work "Convo", created with students from Tri-borough Music Hub. Stuart has worked with schools, children, young people, community groups and multiple cultural organisations and venues for nearly 20 years.
Ian has been a councillor for Westminster City Council since 2002 and has served as a cabinet member and committee chair. In 2017/18 Ian was Lord Mayor of Westminster and today is the council’s LGBT+ Lead Member. Ian is also a Trustee of the London Handel Festival and is employed as a senior manager in the NHS.
Fatin is co-founder of Musical Boroughs Trust. She is Head of Ronnie Scott's Charitable Foundation: a non-profit organisation dedicated to supporting jazz and music education in the UK and beyond. Fatin oversees the fundraising development, communications and project management of the Foundation. Previous to this, her background is in promotion, event management and artist liaison for a major UK jazz festival.
Linlin is Head of the China desk and is Director in Capital Markets and Corporate Finance at PKF Littlejohn, an independent firm of chartered accountants and business advisors. She speaks native Mandarin and is ACA qualified.
Eva is Communications Lead at Pathway, a healthcare charity for people experiencing homelessness. She oversees all the internal and external communication for the organisation. Eva has nearly two decades experience within the private and not-for-profit sectors, which has included leading on communications for award winning digital agency Atticmedia, social enterprise the House of St Barnabus, and cancer charity Marie Curie.
Tim is the national lead for Partnerships in the Music Teachers’ Association; the largest and longest established association of music teachers in the UK. He is Director of Music at Westminster School and a Fellow of the RSA.
Ed is Financial Planning and Analysis Manager at David Ian Productions; one of the world’s leading producers of live large-scale theatrical entertainment, an Olivier award-winning, West End and International production company. He is also the co-founder of a theatre development and fundraising platform, Indigo Productions.
Catherine is Innovation Lead at Motability, working in the disability and transport space. She previously worked in research and insight at Independent Age, the older person's charity, and the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC). Catherine enjoys singing in a choir and playing the flute in her spare time.
Mil Vukovic-Smart is Head of Development at Studio Wayne McGregor. Her career spans working in advocacy, fundraising and organisational development across arts, health, culture, and heritage; including working for the UK Design Council, Blood Cancer UK, Pancreatic Cancer UK, NHS Providers, Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery, Open City and DanceWest. Mil also has her own creative practice and is a PhD candidate in choreography and spatial design at Chelsea College of Arts.
Over the past 15+ years, Socorro has been actively securing support to NGOs and charities via her formal work and through volunteering roles. For instance, she secured partnerships with local businesses to build a support network for migrant, at-risk youth, and reoffenders in disadvantage towns in the United States. She provided capacity building and grants to small organisations supporting the victims of kidnapping in Mexico. And she currently volunteers with the Scout Association where she leads the Cubs section and secures grants.
In addition to her current role as Head of Institutional Fundraising and Partnerships at Transparency International UK, Socorro serves as Trustee and Board member in several small charities and non-for-profit organisations working on racial equity and humanitarian response.
For more information about the Tri-Borough Music Trust and how you can get involved please contact: Jonathan Chambers, Fundraising and Development Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tri-Borough Music Trust is a Registered Charity Number 1183585