Karen Price

Chair of Trustees 

Karen Price has been involved in youth arts and community projects for nearly 20 years and has continued to develop this interest alongside her freelance work in Design and Applied Arts. She is a passionate believer in the importance of creativity in developing both personal and academic skills and is in constant admiration of the endlessly original and imaginative work in arts that young people produce. Karen currently divides her time between working as a teacher of Art and Design Technology, developing her own artistic practice and studying for a MSt in the History of Design at Oxford University.


Marcia Bennie


Marcia has worked with arts and educational organisations all her professional life. She spent 19 years with the Orange Tree Theatre In Richmond as part of the small team who raised the funds to build the new theatre from its origins in a room over a pub, and from there went on to help Reed’s School in Cobham raise funds to build a music centre in the school’s campus. Since 2005 she has acted as a fundraising consultant, and her freelance career has included working extensively with The Voices Foundation and VocalEyes, as well as other clients such as the Actors Centre, the EUYO, ABCD, Ocean Maths, Theatre Peckham and more recently with Working Chance and Action on Disability. 

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Matthew Brookes

Trustee & Finance Director

Matt is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has had an extensive finance career at various well known companies including PricewaterhouseCoopers, Disney, the BBC and Hasbro. He has previously been pro bono CFO, Treasurer, Trustee and advisor to other charities and is passionate about the positive impact the creative arts can have on children, including his own son. 

Sara Burigo


Sara has spent the last 15 years working for a major investment bank in London, covering some of the biggest asset managers and hedge funds in the UK. She has 3 young children and is a strong believer in Arts as a way to help children grow more confident and build self esteem. As such, she feels children of all backgrounds should get exposure to music and the arts and has been impressed by the work of Creative Futures with vulnerable children and young people.

Maxwell Golden


Since 2003 Maxwell has been working as a writer, performer and workshop facilitator, performing extensively both nationally and internationally. A multiple Slam Poetry Champion, he continues to perform at spoken word events while focusing primarily on theatre and new writing.


Maxwell is one of the UK’s finest examples of Hip Hop artistry.

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Paul Hayday


Paul is a violin expert. After 15 years working as a Director and specialist at Sotheby’s Musical Instruments, Paul and Tim Ingles set up Ingles & Hayday in 2012. Paul continues to act as a consultant to Sotheby’s for matters concerning musical instruments.

Seth Williams


Seth balances a career as a strategic communications specialist with a passion for collaborative music projects and educational outreach work. He trained at the Royal Academy of Music and is a firm believer in the power of music to change lives. 

Past members

Andrew Potter (1949 – 2016)

Founding Chair

Andrew was the first chairman of the board at Creative Futures from March 2012 – Februrary 2016.

Find out about the Andrew Potter Legacy Fund.