Belinda is the last of four siblings who between them played the viola, violin, cello, clarinet, piano, guitar and saxophone. Many moons ago, she was the youngest member of the National Children’s Orchestra and carries with her a passion for supporting young musicians.
Belinda joins Future Talent from Help Musicians, the UK’s charity for professional musicians. She led the multidisciplinary fundraising department before taking on a specialist role building relationships with high net worth supporters. Before Help Musicians, she was Director of Development at Barts Charity, developing strategic partnerships and generating funding for healthcare innovation, personally championing projects to harness the therapeutic power of music in hospitals.
Belinda moved into the non-profit sector in 2008 after a life-changing charity bike ride across Namibia. Having spent the first chapter of her career in business development, marketing and strategic brand planning for agencies including Saatchi & Saatchi and CHI & Partners, she used her skills to transition into fundraising and has never looked back.
Belinda has a degree in Physiological Sciences from Oxford University where she specialised in neuroscience and psychology. She has been a Trustee at Sound and Music, the national charity for new music, since 2015.
"Working at Future Talent is a privilege - every day we hear amazing stories about how we make a real difference to the way that young musicians feel about their futures and their musical development. We help to make their dreams come true. A future where gifted musicians from all kinds of backgrounds are able to grow and flourish is a better future for everyone, and why it is so exciting to be part of the Future Talent team and delivering truly impactful work."