Meet the board

Benedict Rattigan is an English writer and documentary film-maker. As a television producer, he has made films for the BBC, NBC, C4 and Granada Television. In addition to publishing two books, he has written articles for periodicals from The Philosopher to Time Out.

Dr Toby Young is a composer, producer and research fellow at Linacre College, Oxford. Since winning the Guardian/BBC Proms Young Composer of the Year (2006 and 2008), Toby’s works have been performed by the London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Academy of Ancient Music, Fretwork, London Mozart Players, Britten Sinfonia and CHROMA. 

Nicholas Kaye has been Headmaster of Sussex House School, Chelsea since 1994. He read English at Cambridge and is a conductor, writer and lecturer on French music, specialising in revivals of forgotten settings of the Requiem Mass by French composers. He is a contributor to The New Groves Dictionary of Music and Musicians. He regularly visits Addis Ababa as a trustee of the Asra Hawariat School, has lectured on Victorian architecture and conducted tours of Tintoretto’s paintings in Venice.