Directors and Advisors

 Board of Directors

Kerry Wilson

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

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

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: www.wavesmusictherapy.org

Tina Warnock

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…

Simi Fyles

Simi qualified as a music therapist from Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2015 following a degree in Music from Cardiff University and several years of teaching music and leading various ensembles in both Sussex and London. Her music therapy experience includes working with young children and teenagers with learning disabilities, autism and emotional, behavioural difficulties in early years / family based settings, SEN and mainstream schools and a school specifically for children with visual impairments. Simi’s clinical experience also extends to working in care homes and community settings for adults living with dementia, learning disabilities, physical disabilities, autism…

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: www.rett.org

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…