trustees, patrons, & presidents

Chairman of the Trustees of Music in Hospitals, Peter Fairlie

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Peter Fairlie joined Music in Hospitals as a member of the Scottish Committee in 2011.  He became a trustee in 2014 and was appointed Chairman in 2016.  His professional career spans over 30 years at board level in both the private and public sector.  He spent 20 years in the Scotch Whisky industry leading companies and the development of key brands world-wide.  He also pioneered whisky distillery tourism in Scotland.

Over the last 15 years he developed a number of business interests in various sectors and ran a project consultancy business specialising in business strategy, development and project management.  He remains involved in the hotel and property sector and is an honorary school governor.

Trustees of Music in Hospitals

England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and Scotland

  • Peter Fairlie (Chairman)
  • Arthur Davey (Hon. Treasurer)
  • Dr Alan Jacques
  • Roger Luxmoore-Styles
  • Fiona McIntosh
  • Sarah Mallock
  • John Middleton (Vice Chairman)
  • Dr Sashidharan Sivasankaran
  • Jeremy Huw Williams
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HRH The Duchess of Gloucester GCVO


Most days when you wake up it is just an average day. Then, sometimes something wonderful comes along. This was truly wonderful. To attend the concert, to meet the Duchess and to speak to the singer of the concert. Words can’t express how marvellous today has been. Thank you for bringing happiness.
-Patient at the Princess Alice Hospice, Esher

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Sir Thomas Allen CBE


I am very aware of the therapeutic qualities that music holds for those in need and am honoured to be the president of a charity who advocate this by taking live music to people in hospitals and care settings across the country.

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Rebecca Evans

Welsh Patron

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Sally Magnusson

Scottish Patron

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Katie Derham

Vice President

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Dame Evelyn Glennie CBE

Vice President

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Julian Lloyd Webber

Vice President

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Dame Felicity Lott CBE

Vice President

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Dame Vera Lynn


Vice President

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Toby Spence

Vice President

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Sir Richard Stilgoe OBE

Vice President

Presidents Emeriti

Nella Kerr MBE
Sylvia Lindsay MBE