Chairman of Ballet Soul Charity
Colin Mitchell FCCA
Colin is a qualified accountant at board level who specialises in advising organisations on matters relating to mergers, acquisitions and business transformation. His long-term interest in ballet was sparked by his wife and he has been an enthusiastic supporter ever since.
He has been involved in helping to promote a ballet educational enterprise aimed at introducing ballet to young people and is inspired by Ballet Soul’s founder and artistic director Ben Love’ s drive to bring modern ballet to a wider audience.
Colin is privileged to be a trustee of this charity and assist with its future development programme.
David Noble QSO
David was a lawyer in public service in London, Brussels and Wellington. His last full-time role was as chief executive of a New Zealand government department leading it through a major programme of change. He has always been a keen patron of ballet and dance, having supported companies in New Zealand including Black Grace, Footnote New Zealand Dance, as well as the Royal New Zealand Ballet and the New Zealand School of Dance. He is passionate about Ballet Soul’s mission and programme.“As a Trustee of Ballet Soul, I am incredibly honoured to have the opportunity to develop the creativity and future of young choreographers, dancers and technicians.”
Andrea is an experienced and caring director across the commercial and charities sector. She has varied commercial experience from International City law firms and Global auction houses, running her own recruitment businesses, through to strategic planning and business transformation.
Andrea takes an active interest in the community around her and through her coaching and mentoring work, has a real understanding of the realities of the business world both today and tomorrow.
She provides a useful counterbalance within the boardroom where her personal perspective is positively portrayed to the development of the specific organisation.
Currently, she is also a mentor for the Prince’s Trust Enterprise programme helping young people turn business ideas into a reality.
Andrea currently lives in London and has varied interests including the arts and enjoying walking her Labradoodle in the countryside.
Journalist/editor. Financial Times 10 years followed by Guardian, Telegraph & Irish Times freelance commissions. Early 2000s, commenced freelance research and editing for Buz at the Ballet – a live action & animation tv series that tells the stories of the world’s great ballets to the children of the world. (Buz participants have ranged from Carlos Acosta through to the American Ballet Theatre.)