Who we are
OUR MANAGEMENT STAFF
Ed maxfield / ceo
Ed joined Musical Keys in April 2018 after a career in management, communications and public affairs. He first moved to Norfolk at the age of 18 and has worked in the public, private and voluntary sector in locations around the UK and Europe.
Ed has a passionate interest in all aspects of education. He is a member of the Voluntary Sector Leadership Group for Norfolk.
OLIVER PAYNE / PROGRAMME MANAGER
Oliver has a history of Project Management within the arts, having joined Musical Keys from the Norfolk and Norwich Festival’s Participation and Engagement team. Having been a musician and technologist since his teens he started his career as a composer for film and TV (specialising in children’s TV) working from New York and Berlin, before settling in a technical role as a sound engineer and venue manager at Komedia, Brighton.
As well as having a passion for inclusion and community engagement, Oliver is passionate about improvisation and is a founding member of the Norfolk and Norwich Sonic Arts Collective, an organisation that in 2018 produced the Arts Council England supported festival of sonic art and new music in Great Yarmouth, YARMONICS.
ALISON COOPER / FUNDRAISER
Alison comes from an arts administration and fundraising background, having worked at Bath Festivals Trust and Snape Maltings, home of the Aldeburgh Festival.
Away from work she is busy as a leader for Girlguiding UK, running a local Guide unit and she co-chairs the Friends’ committee at her daughter’s school. In between all that there’s occasionally time for sailing, reading and always time for walks with the family, including the dogs!
HANNAH CARTY / FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION OFFICER
Hannah joined the Musical Keys team in 2012 and is responsible for the book-keeping and day-to-day management of the charity’s finances, and provides organisational and project administration support.
Hannah has worked in the voluntary sector for over 10 years and is passionate about social justice and equality for under-represented groups. Hannah studied Illustration at Norwich University of the Arts and uses her design skills at Musical Keys as well as undertaking freelance work.