PMZ Special Adviser
Development Director and Consultant.
Current Director of Development of the Science Museum Group, the world’s leading group of science museums including five museums across the country.
What do you do for PMZ?
I’m a PMZ Special Adviser with a specialism in fundraising for the arts.
Do you play any instruments?
I play piano and used to play flute, and I sing.
What musical instrument would best describe you as a person?
I’d like to think a cello – with its combination of warmth, emotion and boldness.
What has music done for you in your life?
I feel like music has touched every part of my life. My Dad inspired a love of jazz through his piano improvisation and my Mum and Dad took me to classical concerts. In my teens I loved the summer music camps run by Avril Dankworth (Johnny’s sister) that I attended which ignited my love of singing. My husband encouraged a love of opera which I pursued when I worked at the Royal Opera House and my children expand my horizons across rap, hip hop, musical theatre and more.
What’s the best bit about working at PMZ?
I love the way that music is for everybody at PMZ, young or old and of all abilities and from every section of the community. And I love working with PMZ’s chief executive, the inspiring Debbie Geraghty.
What’s the first record/CD you ever bought?
Every Breath You Take, by The Police