Meet The Team

The Trustees
Marianne Windham

The Cheryl King Trust was co-founded by Marianne in memory of her dear friend and talented musician who unexpectedly passed away in 2014. Originally a Physics graduate and an amateur cellist, Marianne took up playing double bass rather later in life. In 2011 she resigned from her career as director of a software consultancy in order to pursue her passion as a double bass player full time, grappling with the physical impossibility of playing a large tree. Soon afterwards she set up Guildford Jazz, a not-for-profit organisation that has to date welcomed over 1500 musicians and 22,000 music lovers and raised over £70,000 for local charities. Marianne also co-runs Fleet Jazz club.. She has performed with many of the UK's leading jazz musicians, plays regularly classical orchestral and chamber concerts and teaches double bass privately. 

Clive Grant

Retired corporate lawyer, former trustee of Youth Music and the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and a director of Guildford Jazz. Clive learnt classical clarinet at school and was a passionate “armchair" jazz and classical music fan for many years. He started to learn tenor sax in retirement a few years ago and has been keenly honking away ever since, playing in various small amateur ensembles for fun. At home his family have banished his practicing to an annex.

Pete Brayne 

Having spent 30 years working for charities, Pete spent a further 5 years advising them on governance issues. Now fully retired, he’s been able to pursue his musical interests in charitable and community contexts. He’s a Director of Guildford Jazz and helped CKT Register as a charity. He’s also very involved in a local Church and is a Trustee of a local sheltered housing association.

Tony Hennessey-Brown 

Tony retired from the world of finance and commerce a few years ago now. He's been able to spend more time making and promoting music , including valiant efforts to learn piano. Previously Chair of Guildford Spring Music Festival and Guildford YMCA, he delights in CKT's mission to make sure that young people can afford to learn a musical instrument .

Admin Support

Sarah Parker

Enormous thanks to Sarah for her help with the general administration of the Trust.


Caroline Gale

We are delighted to welcome Caroline Gale as an advisor in music education to the Trust.  Caroline is the Director of Music at Guildford County School - a specialist music college where she has built the music provision to include a wide range of co curricular ensembles and choirs.

Click HERE to read more about Caroline.