Members of the Board of Wren Music are volunteers who serve as both Directors of the limited company and Trustees of the Charity.
The Board has ultimate responsibility for directing the affairs of the charity, and ensuring that it is solvent, well-run, and delivering the charitable outcomes for the benefit of the public for which it has been set up. The Board has ultimate responsibility and accountability for the management and operation of the company, whilst the day to day running is delegated to a professional staff team.
Here is a summary of each of our Board members, in their own words ....
Board members can serve a maximum of two three year terms, so this means we are always looking to add new and changing skills to the team.
If you feel you have something to offer as a Wren Music Director/Trustee, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
In my work life, I am a clinical pharmacist and manager at Torbay Hospital and am proud to have worked in the NHS since moving to Devon in 1988. I have particular interests in quality improvement, patient safety and healthcare education and have had the privilege to part of a partnership project between Torbay and Laikipia County in Kenya.
My roles as trustee and founder member of Ale and Cake have provided the opportunity for me to give something back to Wren after all that it has given me. Singing, baking, good company and seeing people learn and grow together are some of my favourite things and Wren offers the chance to combine them all at once, what could be better!
Trev Munkenbeck joined the board in October 2017 . He spent his early career in sales and marketing with a major pharmaceutical company before training as a psychological therapist and working for the NHS. Trev first made contact with Wren Music in 2007 in a community project involving song writing, singing and instruments. Since then, and following retirement from the NHS, he has been involved as a Wren volunteer, editing the newsletter, assisting with the Exeter Singing Roots Youth Choir, Baring-Gould Festival and Song School. Trev is a member of West Devon Folk Orchestra and Mensing, as well a solo performer and songwriter.
Alex has participated in Wren activities since 1995. Initially joining Exeter Voices in Common. As member of the Board in an earlier time of growth and change she is pleased to be a trustee again to support Wren through an important evolution which will free the Founders to focus on their creative interests. The skills Alex brings to the Board include an expertise in child and adult safeguarding.
Alastair Bremner became a member of the Wren Board in 2017. He has 25 years experience as a GP based in Torrington, North Devon. He was a member of the shadow locality commissioning board which commissioned medical services for North Devon. He Retired from medicine in March 2017 and has been attending Rowden furniture making school with the intention of becoming a professional furniture maker.
He enjoys playing a five string viola in the French dance band "Truffetête" and may sometimes be spotted trying to play a wooden Irish flute..
Gareth became a trustee in December 2017. He retired from full time employment in 2011, having been a government economist, a Partner in the consulting practice of PwC and a director of competition policy at Ofcom. He is a member of the East Devon Folk Choir and MenSing, and his other interests include playing the guitar and woodworking.