Sir Bob Reid (Chairman)

Sir Bob Reid is Chairman ICE Clear Europe. He is a Director of Diligenta Limited and EEA Helicopter Operations.  He is Chairman of the Foundation for Young Musicians and Learning Through Landscapes.

He joined Shell in 1956 and spent much of his career overseas, including posts in Brunei, Nigeria, Thailand and Australia. He was Chairman and Chief Executive of Shell UK Limited from 1985 until he retired in 1990. He was Chairman of British Rail for five years leading up to privatisation. He was also a Deputy Governor of the Bank of Scotland until he retired in 2004. He was born in Cupar, Fife.


Camilla Greene

Camilla is head of media relations for the Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific regions at Northern Trust. A senior level communicator, with more than 12 years of experience, Camilla has expertise in crisis communications as well as designing proactive media strategies.

Camilla has lived in London and Johannesburg working on PR campaigns for companies including Claranet, Coca Cola, Barloworld (Caterpillar), Kumba Resources, Nampak and SABMiller.

Camilla holds a post-graduate degree with distinction, in Journalism and Media Studies, from Rhodes University in South Africa.

Ruth Jenkins

Currently company secretary for her own bespoke furniture making business which Ruth runs with her husband, Ruth is a trained nurse, midwife and registered family planning nurse but no longer practising in those professions. Ruth has two grown up children who were at CYM for eleven years each and who were also members of both the LYWB and LSSO.

Ruth was vice chair of the Friends of CYM for many years as well as canteen purchaser. Ruth is a school governor at Dalmain Primary school in Forest Hill and chair of a Scout Group in Forest Hill.



Humphrey Norrington

Humphrey joined Barclays Bank in 1960, retiring in 1993 as vice-chairman. He then became chairman of Christian Media Trust and vice-chairman of Mildmay Mission Hospital. He was also treasurer of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, the Royal College of Music, and World Vision International.


Marcus Price

Marcus has worked in a number of organisations in a 20 year career in the City of London, including the Bank of England and Lloyds Banking Group.

He has worked in the fields of strategy, risk and P&L management. Alongside his professional life, Marcus is passionate about supporting social enterprises that provide opportunities for the disadvantaged and is a Trustee of FYM (City of London) and a Director of Mow & Grow (Norwich).


Lesley Smith

Lesley is a Director of Foundation for Young Musicians. She is also a Director, Head of Institutional, Commercial & Property Legal Europe, Middle East and Africa, Columbia for Threadneedle Investments

Lesley Smith is a qualified barrister and practising solicitor whose interest in music education started with her own and she believes that music is a global communicative art we should all have the chance to learn.


We’re looking for new Board Trustees

Come and join the Board of a dynamic charity at a time of ambitious growth as we plan for CYM to celebrate 50 years in 2020.

For more information about joining the Board of The Foundation for Young Musicians and how to apply, you can view the role description here: Board Trustee Recruitment Role The Foundation for Young Musicians