Staff & Trustees

South West Music School is staffed day to day by a small team, but supported by a large network of professional mentors, tutors and partners across the region.

Tracy Hill

SWMS General Manager

Tracy is the first point of contact for all queries relating to South West Music School.

Jennie Troup

SWMS Mentor Programme Manager

Jen is the main point of contact between mentors and the General Manager. Jen is also SWMS Safeguarding Lead.

Sam Egan

SWMS Team Assistant

Sam works alongside Tracy and Jen as SWMS team assistant.

Laura Storey


Laura supports the organisation within all areas of finance.

Oliver Leaman

Trustee - Chair

Dr Oliver Leaman has been the Director of Music at Blundell’s School since 2014.

David Butler

Trustee - Finance

David Butler is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years experience.

Philip Springate

Trustee - Mentoring & Alumni Support

Philip is a retired Director of Music from a large Comprehensive school and parent of a gifted young musician.

Philip Dolling

Trustee - Ambassador Development & Events

Phil Dolling has a passion for music that has extended into every aspect of his career at the BBC where he became Head of Television Events.

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