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The Fairbeats Team


Catherine Carter

Director of Research and Development

Helen Hendry

Jennifer Raven

CEO and Co-founder


Suzy Herbert

Kaia McTernan

Music Relationship Co-ordinator

Liz Ikamba

General Manager


Future Leaders Artist


Daniel Miles

Young Ambassadors Artist


Holly Khan

Love to Learn and AFRIL Music Leader


Awate Suleiman

Future Leaders Artist

Damilola Rowe

Future Leaders Assistant Leader




Carolyn Ehman

Interim Chair of Trustees

Business Development Manager at The Albany

Carolyn is a arts management professional with a background in music and a focus on organisational resilience in practice. She is a firm advocate of community arts, having been involved in volunteer and trustee roles with a number of charities over the past decade. She  joined the Fairbeats board in 2018.


Nigel Tyler


IT Manager


Nigel has an undergraduate degree in Economics, he is an IT Manager for a financial services firm where manages teams and projects in Europe, North America and India. In his spare time, he teaches Jiu Jitsu and has earned a blackbelt.


Esther Trewinnard


Senior Media Officer at Tearfund


Esther works as a PR and Communications specialist in the humanitarian aid sector and has an interest in Community Music. Esther ran a local Thula Mama harmony singing group for new parents and carers in south-east London for many years and first came across Fairbeats when studying for an MA in Music and Development at SOAS. Born in the UK, Esther lived in Sardinia as a child, and later lived and worked in Tanzania and Peru.


Irene Ogunseitan


Assistant Principal at an alternative provision academy


Irene joined the board in 2014. She is an assistant principal at an alternative provision academy which caters for young people who do not attend mainstream school due to circumstances such as school exclusion and school refusal. She has a master’s degree in Education Policy and is passionate about supporting young people to overcome barriers to learning and well-being. Born in Lewisham, she spent her early childhood in Nigeria and is a committed advocate for the numerous immigrant diasporas that contribute to the cultural dynamism of the UK.


Corinne Bass


Senior Partnerships Manager at A New Direction


Corinne is Senior Partnerships Manager at A New Direction, a non-profit organisation aiming to enable all young Londoners to develop their creativity and play an active part in the cultural life of the city. She’s passionate about creative learning, lives in Lewisham, south London, and is an occasional but enthusiastic open water swimmer.

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