Our team

Whatever your conundrum, we're here to help you deal with the difficult bits so that you can get on with making music! Find out who's who below, or get in touch with the office, Mon-Fri, 10-5.

Barbara Eifler
Barbara Eifler - Executive Director
Barbara is responsible for Making Music's overall direction and acts as an ambassador for Making Music, meeting with key personnel from local and national government, music, voluntary and education sectors.
Ben Saffell
Ben Saffell - Membership & Services Manager
Ben oversees the online services and training events programme and is always looking for ways to improve existing services and develop new ones to meet members' needs.
Laura Shipsey
Laura Shipsey - Membership Coordinator
Laura joined Making Music in March 2015 and works on the membership team with Ben and Sally.
Sally Palmer
Sally Palmer - Membership & Projects Coordinator
Sally coordinates our projects (including Adopt a Composer) and works with Ben and Laura as part of the membership team.
Ollie Mustill
Ollie Mustill - Marketing & Communications Manager
Ollie manages the Making Music communications, including email, social media and publications. He also looks at how new tools and resources can benefit Making Music members and the wider voluntary music sector.
Ollie Mustill
Rey Trombetta - Communications & Events Coordinator
Rey, who also works with Sistema England, builds our email campaigns and manages our social media presence and events, including our AGM.
George Acock
George Acock - Publications and PR Manager
George produces our printed publications, including Highnotes, annual reports and event brochures, and manages our PR output, getting the word out about amateur music and our own initiatives to the media.
Sharon Moloney
Sharon Moloney - Member Engagement Manager
Sharon brings to her role a wealth of experience from within amateur music groups and works to ensure that our engagement with members provides what they need, when and how they want it.
Abby Charles
Abby Charles - Manager - Wales
Abby joined Making Music in June 2014 after previously volunteering as a Member Development Officer. She manages our activity in Wales as well as working with Sharon to improve member engagement.
Alison Reeves
Alison Reeves - Manager - Scotland
Alison manages our activity in Scotland as well as working with Sharon to improve member engagement.
Xenia Davis
Xenia Davis - Youth Engagement Manager
Xenia joined us in 2015 following a legacy donation from Pauline Thompson OBE. She is driving our research into increasing youth engagement in music making.
Najia Baji
Najia Baji - Project Manager - Reaching New People
Najia joined Making Music in April 2017 and is leading us towards making the organisation more accessible to all musical genres.
Workineh Asres
Workineh Asres - Head of Finance
Workineh joined Making Music in 2008. He is a qualified accountant and looks after all financial matters for Making Music.