trustees and advisory council



Charlotte is a Chartered Accountant and Corporate Treasurer.   She is a non-executive director and Audit Committee Chair of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe Ltd; a non-executive director of FCE Bank plc (Ford Credit Europe),  a Council member at the Association of Corporate Treasurers and a trustee of Spitalfields Music.  She was previously a trustee at the Oxford School of Drama and a governor at the Methodist Independent Schools group. Her career in the City, which started at Price Waterhouse, has included senior finance roles with Standard Chartered and ED&F Man. Charlotte was appointed Chair of the Second Movement Board of trustees in October 2010.


Ezra received a BA in Music and Education and a PGCE from Cambridge University and is currently a Choral Conducting student at the University of Toronto. He has a particular interest in music education and has taught at both primary and secondary level in London schools.


Ashutosh Khandekar is the Editor of Opera Now. He worked in Hong Kong as a broadcaster for the leading classical music channel and as Deputy Arts Editor of the South China Morning Post’s Sunday edition. He was Deputy Editor of Rhinegold Publishing’s Classical Music Magazine, and was appointed Editor of Opera Now in 1997. He is also a consultant editor for the British Council.


Owen Mortimer is the Editor of International Piano magazine and Associate Editor of Opera Now magazine. He has also written for SonglinesClassical MusicMusic Teacher and Le Cahier Export UK. Owen was based in India from 2007 to 2011 where he served as the founding director of the Rajasthan International Folk Festival (RIFF). Owen studied music at Oxford and plays the piano and French horn.


Abigail, a co-founder of Second Movement, is the company’s producer and a trustee. She studied English at Cambridge and Russian and East European Literature and Culture at UCL- SSEES and has a particular interest in contemporary music. She is a board member of the Opera and Music Theatre Forum. Abigail produces rough for opera and is Second Movement’s main point of contact.


CHARLES CLARK (chair) Charles Clark is a partner consultant at Linklaters, the international law firm, in London , having read law at Trinity College, Cambridge. He is also a member of the London Symphony Orchestra’s Advisory Council and is chairman of the London Symphony Orchestra Endowment Trust and The National Youth Strings Orchestra.