Board of Directors and Advisors

Board of Directors

Kerry Wilson
Non-Executive Director
Kerry is a Chartered Accountant with over 28 years’ experience in commercial finance positions and accountancy practice roles. He is currently Director at KW Finance Director Services Ltd., specialising in providing a senior finance presence for smaller companies to help their owners/managers understand their financial performance, develop appropriate accounting systems and control processes, and take a lead role in their business planning to ensure a sustainable financial future. Kerry has been a non-executive director for Belltree since it was formed in 2009. He is also an accomplished jazz saxophonist.
Caroline Duncombe
Non-Executive Director
Caroline has over 35 years’ experience in the NHS in nursing and midwifery and is currently Maternity Intelligence and Assurance Lead at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust. With her clinical expertise, she also brings her knowledge and experience of high-quality health care provision and team management within health care systems. In addition, Caroline undertakes medico-legal casework and has provided voluntary support to skills and drills training projects in India and Nigeria.
Victoria Hartkemeyer
Non-Executive Director
Victoria qualified as a music therapist in 2005 and has since lived and worked as a therapist in both the USA and Australia. On her return to the UK in 2013 Victoria started Waves Music Therapy CIC, having recognised a great need in West Sussex for a structured music therapy service. Waves and Belltree have since worked in close collaboration and Victoria is delighted to take on the role of director for Belltree Music Therapy CIC, supporting their continued work and future growth. Link:
Tina Warnock
Head of Service and Registered Music Therapist
Tina set up Belltree in 2009 in response to the lack of music therapy provision in Brighton & Hove and Sussex. Following a degree in Social Psychology and several years as a singer / songwriter, Tina qualified as a Registered Music Therapist in 2000. Since then she has worked in Child & Adolescent Mental Health and Child Development services in the NHS, special school settings and with a wide range of private clients. She leads the service at Belltree alongside her music therapy and vocal psychotherapy clinical work, and supervision practice, and is a visiting lecturer for the MA Music Therapy course at Roehampton University. Tina’s special area of interest is voice work in music therapy. She has published several pieces of work focusing on Voice and the Self and has completed training in the advanced music therapy method, Vocal Psychotherapy. She set up an International Training course in this method based on depth psychology and trauma theory, with Dr. Diane Austin in 2018. Tina runs voice workshops and regularly gives talks on the benefits of singing to wellbeing.
Josie Peach
Executive Director
Josie has been working for Belltree since it began in 2009 and is committed to supporting the growth of music therapy in Brighton & Hove and Sussex areas. She qualified in 2006 and has music therapy experience in a wide range of settings. (see Meet the Therapist’s page for more info).

Advisory Committee Members

Becky Jenner
Becky Jenner, BA Hons Business Studies. She is the Parent and Carer’s Council (PaCC) Voluntary Sector Champion, Brighton and Hove 2013 and was a finalist in the NatWest Inspirational Woman Award 2013. Becky joined Rett UK in October 2014 as CEO having previously set up and run a successful charity in Brighton for disabled children and young people for 12 years. Becky is also a former trustee of Rett UK and mum to Rosie (who has Rett syndrome) and two sons. Link:
Dr. Mary Shorthouse
Mary has worked as an Educational Psychologist for Brighton and Hove, East and West Sussex, Hampshire and Portsmouth educational psychology services for 30 years. She gained a doctorate in Child and Educational Psychology in 2016 and has a particular interest in fathers’ involvement in children’s educational outcomes. Mary has supported the work of Dusty Bluebells and co-presented a workshop in Japan with Storyteller Fleur Hemmings for the International School Psychology Association in 2018 on transition from pre-school to reception class in primary school.
Nick Handley
Nick’s spent the majority of his career working for large national and global organisations in senior sales and marketing roles including working as Global Sales Director for Readers Digest. Over the last fifteen years, having decided to set up his own consultancy, Nick has focused on working with smaller organisations and bringing his large business know how to help them grow. For a time, this was done through the government’s Business Growth Service. Nick then turned his focus to working in the charity sector, attending a course on Sustainable Finance for Charities at Cass Business School and serving as Chair of Trustees of The Bridge Community Centre (in Brighton). Nick is now a trustee of two other Sussex charities. Until recently Nick chaired the Brighton Charity CEO Group and continues to mentor a number of senior charity figures.
Lucy Stone
Lucy has worked in the Charity sector for over 20 years in organisations in the arts, music, health, wellbeing and education sectors delivering transformational work to a wide range of marginalised groups. She is a member of the Institute of Fundraising and was awarded a Fellowship to the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) for making an outstanding contribution to social change within the arts. She brings experience at a senior level of strategic thinking, leadership, management and operations with a particular success in fundraising. This is demonstrated by the raising of £7.5 million to date (from trusts & foundations, Lottery, Local Authority commissioning and individual giving). This has been achieved by transforming organisations’ funding portfolios, through the reconstruction of evaluation frameworks and better management of data, networking and advocacy. Lucy is currently working as an associate and consultant with a range of agencies and charities. Connect with Lucy on Twitter @Lucy_Stone and LinkedIn /Lucy-Stone-Charity