The Competition is managed by a Charitable Incorporated Institution, a registered charity no. 1155544. There are currently eight trustees:
His Honour Ian Morris MA (Oxon) (Chairman)
Ian read Jurisprudence at Corpus Christi College, Oxford. After his professional training he was called to the Bar by the Inner Temple in London. He has served as one of Her Majesty’s Circuit Judges and Deputy High Court Judge. His many interests include music, writing and walking.
Alastair Moseley FICE FCIWEM (Vice-Chairman)
Alastair is a water and environmental management consultant and is honorary vice president of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management. He lives in Bromsgrove, and, with other members of his musical family, in 2011 helped form the Orchestra of St John, which is a community based chamber orchestra and gives concerts in St John’s church.
Lesley Brookes ACMA
Lesley is a qualified accountant and after a successful career at HSBC for fifteen years in a number of commercial finance roles she changed career in 2003 to become the bursar of Winterfold House School, and she is now the bursar of Bromsgrove School. As part of her many duties she is active in developing links with the town and the local community. She is an ex-officio trustee of The Bromsgrove International Young Musicians’ Competition and acts as its treasurer.
Andrew Harris MA MBE
After taking an MA degree in Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, Andrew helped run his family paint brush making firm until he retired in 2004. He has been involved in many local organisations, including the Bromsgrove Music Festival for over 30 years. He researches local history, and has published books and articles on local topics. He was appointed MBE in 2013.
David Saint BA, BMus, FRCO
Professor Saint is a retired principal of the Birmingham Conservatoire. He continues as organist and director of music at St Chad’s Cathedral in Birmingham. David studied the organ with Alan Spedding and Dame Gillian Weir and is active as a national and international performer, teacher and choral director. He is also works regularly for the Royal College of Organists of which he is a Trustee.
Jeremy has lived in Bromsgrove for over 30 years. Now retired, he has been a director of several West Midland companies. He was involved in the Bromsgrove International Young Musicians Platform for many years, and is a past bailiff of the Bromsgrove Court Leet.
Dianne’s talent is as an efficient organiser. She has worked as a senior administrator in the operation of the Competition for more than a decade. She has also worked throughout her life for the St John Ambulance in a wide variety of important roles which have included finance, property management and recruitment.
Alison Webber BSc
Having first obtained a psychology degree, Alison switched to law, and after qualifying worked for 23 years for Millichips in West Bromwich, where she built up a family law division. In 2006 she joined MFG Solicitors as a family law partner, and she is now also office partner. She enjoys playing the violin, and played for some years with the county youth orchestra. She also enjoys walking and gardening when she has time.
Mike was educated at Solihull School, and later had a career working for companies, many in the software field, in an accounting function. In 2006 he was appointed bursar of Bishop Perowne, a secondary school in Worcester, where he remained until he retired in 2016. He will be helping manage the Competition’s finances.