We’re hugely grateful for the wealth of experience our Patron and Board of Trustees bring to Open Up Music.

If you’d like to find out more about joining our Board, please email info@openupmusic.org.


Dr Clarence Adoo MBE (he/him)

A founding member of the British Paraorchestra and RNS Moves, Clarence was one of the UK’s top trumpeters before becoming paralysed from the neck down in 1995. Since then, he has re-launched his music career through technology.


Dr Sally Dowling (she/her)

Sally is a Visiting Fellow with the Centre for Public Health and Wellbeing, Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences, University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol. She was previously Associate Head of Research and Enterprise in the Department of Nursing and Midwifery, UWE, Bristol. She is is also the parent of a NOYO musician.

Andrew Hart (he/him), Treasurer

Corporate tax specialist with expertise in restructuring and financing advice. Andrew is a tax technical specialist, focusing on technical queries from clients. He positively identifies as autistic and proudly claims the advantages this gives him.

Rosemary Johnson MBE (she/her)

Rosemary is Secretary of the Ralph Vaughan Williams Trust, in support of British composers. She was, for 20 years, Executive Director at the Royal Philharmonic Society, which supports young musicians through commissions, conducting schemes and bursaries.

Dr Liz Lane (she/her)

Liz is a British composer whose music has been played by some of the world’s top musicians in major concert halls and venues throughout the UK and internationally. She is also Senior Lecturer at the University of the West of England.

Lisa Tregale (she/her), Safeguarding trustee

Currently Director of BBC National Orchestra & Chorus of Wales (BBC NOW), Lisa was previously Head of BSO Participate, where she was responsible for Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra participation programmes including the groundbreaking disabled-led BSO Resound.

Ed Williams (he/him)

Ed is a strategist, creative marketer and brand consultant in music, culture and tech. His production and filmmaking credits include documentaries with artists Pantha Du Prince, Swindle, Battles and Carl Cox. Founded Loop - a Summit for Music Makers.

Company secretary

Andrea Hart (she/her)

Generally happiest when found with her perfect combination of pets, books and a good mug of coffee, Andrea has a wealth of experience in a variety of analytical and executive support roles. Experience gained as a volunteer with different groups supporting adults and children with additional support needs has proved a good foundation for her own experiences living in a family with various neurodiverse and physical needs. Andrea is usually assisted in her work by whoever is currently occupying her cat foster room.