The Amber Trust welcomes two new trustees to its Board

Amber is delighted to announce the appointment of two trustees to its Board: Angelica Bomford and Elizabeth Renshaw-Ames.

Angelica graduated with a BA in Music from Cardiff University, and then went on to do a Masters in Culture, Policy and Management at City University, London. Having worked at English National Opera and now at the Creative Industries Federation, she specialises in the development of digital technologies across the creative industries, and how to make arts and culture as accessible as possible. Outside of work, Angelica is a cellist and performs regularly with orchestras in London.  Angelica’s extensive digital communications skills and arts management experience will be a huge asset to the charity.

Elizabeth is currently Chair of the Aviva Master Trust and non executive Chair of the Management Board of Barnett Waddingham LLP. Until March 2020, she was CEO of HSBC Pension Trust (UK) Ltd. Before joining HSBC in 2015, Elizabeth was a Senior Partner at Mercer Ltd. As UK Head of Client Management, she was a member of the Mercer UK leadership Team, responsible for client relationships of the UK firm. Elizabeth’s consulting expertise was in governance consulting and she held consulting leadership roles in the UK and globally.

Elizabeth is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and joined Mercer from PwC. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse and worked in San Diego and Chicago with PW and PwC. She is an enthusiastic amateur musician, playing the flute and piano and currently singing with the English Chamber Choir.

Amber’s Chair Julia Walport said: ‘I am delighted to welcome Angelica and Elizabeth to Amber’s board. Their skills and experience will be great assets to Amber, complementing and enriching the board’s existing strengths and helping steer Amber through the challenging times ahead so that we can continue to enhance the lives of as many visually impaired children and young people in the UK as possible through music.’