Welcome to our new Trustees

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We are very pleased to welcome four new Trustees to Jessie’s Fund, following our recruitment drive last year. They each join us with a wealth of skills and knowledge to enhance the strengths of our current board and help support us to meet our aims. They are:

Charlotte Lincoln

Charlotte has a background in music, having studied the cello at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance before completing an MA in Community Music. During this time, she became increasingly aware of the transformative power of music, facilitating early years music classes and taking music into schools, hospitals, care homes and prisons. She now works for Awards for Young Musicians who provide funding and opportunities for musicians from low income backgrounds. She is passionate about ensuring that every young person has the opportunity to access and engage with music and is proud to support the vital work of Jessie’s Fund.

Jack Zaborski

Jack is an experienced business consultant having worked as a Director at a big 4 accounting and advisory firm where he focused on advising FTSE100 clients on strategy and performance improvement. He is currently working as a Client Partner at Microsoft where he works with large corporate customers advising them on digital strategy and transformation. He is honoured to have joined the board of Trustees at Jessie’s Fund and will focus on helping grow the digital footprint and corporate partnerships.

Julia Rochester

Julia has worked for BBC World Service radio, and for Amnesty International on its Brazil Research Programme. She has also run her own small independent non-fiction book publishing company. In recent years she has focused on being a writer and novelist. Having a lifelong interest in communication, she is inspired by the work of Jessie’s Fund in supporting children to express themselves through music.

Jessica Villiers

Jessica is a Grants Officer at the Jack Petchey Foundation, a grant-giving organisation working closely with schools and grassroots charities to support young people across London and Essex. Prior to this, she worked to increase the number of inclusive musical opportunities across East London at the charity Newham Music. Jessica studied Music at Goldsmiths University of London where she also worked as a classroom assistant supporting music lessons, and is currently a member of the London Symphony Chorus. Jessica is excited to bring her experience and passions for equal access to music opportunities to Jessie’s Fund along with her experience in fundraising, grant giving and business development.

Thank you to all of our new trustees for offering your time and experience to Jessie’s Fund and we look forward to working with you!