Rosa is currently Development Director at Bristol Beacon. Rosa has previously worked at Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra as Head of Development, at Salisbury International Arts Festival as Development and Communications Manager and at Chester Festivals as Director.
After a 30 year corporate and private banking career, Jeff is now Managing Director of Otium Partners, a financial and lifestyle management consultancy. Jeff specialises in managing the borrowing requirements of his clients, utilising the skills and expertise he has built up over the years lending money to a wide range of businesses and property companies. He serves on the Finance and Investment Committee of Quartet Community Foundation and on the board of Clevedon Rugby Club.
Clare is Chief Operating Officer at Bristol Beacon. Clare joined the business in 2017 following 6 years as Executive Director of Wiltshire Music Centre. She was previously Finance and Operations Manager at Salisbury International Arts Festival and prior to that spent over 20 years with finance and public sector consulting businesses.
Dr Ros Kennedy
Dr Ros Kennedy is a retired GP and has lived in Bristol for over 35 years. In March 2015, she was appointed High Sheriff of the County and City of Bristol for a year.
She is Vice Chair of the Governing Body of Bristol Cathedral Choir School and chair of the Staffing Committee. Her other roles include safeguarding and supporting the pastoral staff with Pupil Premium and Children in Care. Since her retirement, she is also a trustee at Bristol Drugs Project and Bristol Charities.
Sonia Mills – Chair of BMT Capital Fundraising Group
Sonia spent her career in the NHS which included several CEO level posts with NHS Oxfordshire, Swindon Marlborough NHS Trust and latterly CEO for North Bristol NHS Trust responsible for the development of the new Southmead Hospital. She has a degree from Cambridge in Natural Sciences and an MSc from Bristol University in Public Policy Studies. Based in Bristol she now continues to coach senior managers and also has several Governor and trustee roles including Governor at Colston Girls School and is on the Board of Governors for UWE.
Louise Mitchell – Chief Executive, Bristol Music Trust
Louise Mitchell was appointed in 2011 as Chief Executive of the Bristol Music Trust. Previously, Louise was the first Director of Glasgow UNESCO City of Music, a position taken after being at the head of the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall for 13 years where she spearheaded the regeneration of two of Glasgow’s most revered venues: the City Halls and the Old Fruitmarket. Louise is a board member of the Association of British Orchestras and also on the Board of Destination Bristol, is a Trustee of the Royal Philharmonic Society, a Royal Society of Arts Fellow, Vice Chair of British Association Concert Halls, and was also a past Board Member of International Society for Performing Arts.
Andrew Nisbet’s professional interests lie in Nisbets plc. Andrew’s charitable and community interests involve Young Bristol, the Bristol Cathedral Trust and St Stephen’s Church.
Retired in 2001 from a very high profile career in the Police Service, for over 34 years being known for his progressive and energetic approach to the provision of efficient and effective public service, and balancing the conflicting requirements of the individual and the organisation. Continues to deal with Ministers, Senior Local Government Officers and Members, and other significant public and private sector organisations at the highest level. Throughout his career has been involved as a Trustee of diverse voluntary bodies often operating on a national scale.
On Wednesday 23 September 2020 Colston Hall changed its name to Bristol Beacon.
Our new name is just the first step, it is about more than the sign above our door. Click below to find out more about how we’re changing, watch our name announcement, and discover how we want everyone to share in the joy of live music.