Our Trustees

Andrew Wood has significant experience of the charitable sector over the last 30 years, through his voluntary roles at organisations working in the areas of social justice, debt advice, and dementia care. He has worked in healthcare since 2011, as a Finance Director and now owns a home care business, allowing older people to continue living at home. As a qualified accountant he brings wide experience of financial stewardship and general governance and compliance, along with operational experience of growing organisations. He is a keen cyclist and follower of his local football team..

David Comer began working with Changing Tunes in 2004 at HMP Guys Marsh, and went on to be an ambassador for Changing Tunes for several years. He graduated from the University of the West of England in 2013 after completing a PGCE course, and now works as a teacher with Serenity House (a community-based drug and alcohol addiction recovery centre in Bristol). David joined the Changing Tunes Board of Trustees in 2014.

Jane Lings is a music therapist, clinical supervisor and teacher, with over 20 years experience of working in many settings, including therapeutic projects with female prisoners. Jane currently works freelance and is Associate Lecturer at the University of the West of England. She plays the flute in a Bristol orchestra, and also plays the piano, guitar and sings.

Michael Cullum is a Circuit Judge and has over 30 years experience in criminal law, including his current role and formerly as a solicitor and barrister. Although long retired as a busker, Michael is interested in all forms of music. A large family keeps him fully occupied.

Richard Sayer is the Service Manager at a a hostel for the homeless in Bristol. Prior to that, he worked for the National Probation Service. Richard is married with two children. During his leisure time, he plays guitar, writes and records music.

James Rimmer is the Chief Executive for an NHS commissioning organisation. James is a keen musician, playing the trumpet at his local church and gigging with a street band. He is married with a young daughter.

Phil Jackman has spent over 30 years working in the charity sector, initially as a student counsellor and more recently mentoring leaders in education, the church and business. Phil helped establish Changing Tunes’ work in the Midlands, and loves playing the piano.

James Thorne has extensive experience in senior level executive search and business coaching. In more recent times, he has helped establish “through the gate” mentoring across several Midlands prisons and has worked directly with a wide range of ex-offenders. He plays the fiddle regularly in a local tribute band and in his church music group.