Our team

Alexander Van Ingen

Chief Executive

Biography to follow...

Email: alexander.vaningen@aam.co.uk

Telephone: 44 (0)1223 341095


Anthony Brice

General Manager

Following a Music degree from the University of Southampton Anthony initially worked with the Orchestra of St John’s, Smith Square before moving to Newcastle to join Northern Sinfonia in 1999. After eleven years in the north east, taking in the move into, and opening of, Sage Gateshead, Anthony relocated to Asia in 2010 as General Manager of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. Missing the UK weather Anthony moved back to the UK, joining AAM in early 2016. With his wife Fiona and two children, Anthony enjoys the English countryside, especially if it includes a pub and roaring log fire.

Email: anthony.brice@aam.co.uk

Telephone: 44 (0)1223 341090


Elaine Hendrie

Finance Manager

Elaine Hendrie qualified as a chartered accountant with Grant Thornton LLP and thereafter gained experience in a variety of commercial organisations and charities, large and small. Formative years were spent with the National Trust and a US-owned multi-national software company.

Taking up the post of Finance Manager with the Academy of Ancient Music is the culmination of a lifelong interest in classical music and the arts.

Email: finance@aam.co.uk

Telephone: 44 (0)1223 341091


Chloë Wennersten

Head of Concerts and Planning

Chloë began her musical studies at a young age with the violin and singing. She read Music at Cambridge, where she was a choral scholar and took an active interest in conducting. Chloë won the CUMS Conducting Competition in her first year, going on to work with CUMS II and augmenting this with a final-year dissertation looking at the role gender plays in conducting. Since graduating Chloë has pursued a career in music, working with the Brighton Early Music Festival, the London Handel Festival and as an Associate Manager within the Vocal Division at IMG Artists, as well as managing Ars Eloquentiae, a new period instrument ensemble based in London. In her spare time, Chloë continues to perform with an early music choir.

Email: chloe.wennersten@aam.co.uk

Telephone: 44 (0)1223 341098


Alice Pusey

Projects & Fundraising Coordinator

Alice read for a Bachelors of Music and MA in Music with a focus in vocal performance at Cardiff University under the tutelage of John Hugh Thomas OBE. Alice performs as much as possible. At university she held two choral scholarships and was a member of many ensembles including Cardiff University Chamber Choir, the Palestrina Singers and BBC National Chorus of Wales. Away from the office Alice can be found singing more often than not, but if not then probably cooking or baking! Alice comes to the AAM from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

Email: alice.pusey@aam.co.uk

Telephone: 44 (0)1223 341093


Hannah Godfrey


Email: hannah.godfrey@aam.co.uk

Telephone: 44 (0)1223 341096


Ellen Parkes

Development Manager

Ellen comes from St Catherine’s College, Oxford where she was Executive Officer to the Master, and has also worked for the London Symphony Orchestra (as Concerts & Recordings Assistant), and briefly at the Sixteen. Her background is in music: she read Music at Lincoln College, Oxford where she was also a choral scholar, and she still sings with London-based chamber choir Evoke. Alongside music, in her spare time Ellen is learning German.

Email: ellen.parkes@aam.co.uk

Telephone: 44 (0)1223 341097


Kemper Edwards

Fundraising & Marketing Assistant 

Biography to follow...

Email: kemper.edwards@aam.co.uk

Telephone: 44 (0)1223 341092


Bethan Sheppard & Chloe Priest Griffiths

Marketing Consultants

Email: comms@aam.co.uk


John Bickley

Development Consultant

Email: support@aam.co.uk


Orchid Media

PR consultants

Please contact Damaris Brown for all press enquiries.

Email: damaris@orchidmedia.co.uk

Telephone: 44 (0)20 7636 5449