Staff and Trustees

Lost Chord Staff

Clare Langan Chief Executive

I have been a musician for Lost Chord for twenty years. The work has been integral to my growth both as a musician and more importantly as a human being. I have been a passionate ambassador for Lost Chord throughout my career and have supported Helena in any way I could as the charity grew. In the summer of 2021 it was my honour to be asked to consider building on the incredible legacy Helena has devoted her entire life to for the past 22 years.

The opportunity to navigate Lost Chord through the rapidly changing post pandemic world, along with the challenge to constantly evolve and serve in order to be the absolute best that Lost Chord can be, is something I would only be able to consider integrating into my work portfolio with the support of an actively engaged, strategically orientated and highly skilled board of Trustees, in addition to a work force of exceptional musicians and volunteers who deliver the outstanding interactive music sessions that Lost Chord is renowned for providing. Moving forward in a sustainable way, maximising to their potential the donations and funding will facilitate the greatest social impact possible which is integral to the ethos of Lost Chord.

Helena Muller Founder
Helena Muller, Found & Chief Executive Lost Chord Charity

Please contact us with any queries on 01709 811160 or message us.

For urgent enquiries, when the office is closed, please contact Clare Langan on 07427 930033.

Lost Chord Trustees

Chris MacCormac
Chairman

Chris is our chair of the Trustees/ Director Board and has been since 2013. As CEO of Morthyng Group Limited, a Chair of a Primary School Academy, Director or a Secondary School Academy and Chair of the Sheffield City Region Providers Network 14 to 19 sub group, he still finds time to support, advise and strategically drive our Board.

Personal experience of living and supporting a parent with Alzheimer’s, Chris has seen and understands the power that music has over the people suffering with this disease. This condition is Britain’s biggest killer and most debilitating illness both for the sufferer, their families and carer’s. Music brings light into a very dark world and allows a little respite from confusing to the original personality.

Dr Malcolm Venables
Trustee

Partner in a General Practice in Swinton. Malcolm studied medicine at Sheffield University, qualifying with a Batchelor of Medicine and A Batchelor of Surgery, holding a diploma from the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists and is a member of the royal College of General Practitioners.

Benjamin Frith
Trustee

Benjamin Frith is a pianist who quickly gained a youthful reputation on winning the Dudley National Concerto Competition, aged just fourteen. International recognition came his way when he had major successes at the Busoni (Italy) and Artur Rubinstein Piano Masters Competitions(Israel).

Antoune Holmes
Trustee

Following a career in Electrical Engineering traveling the world and returning to the UK, after twenty Years living in the USA as Managing Director for Electrical Motor Manufacturing and distribution in the UK.

Following three years of retirement, joined Doncaster Colleges Group, North Lindsey Campus in Scunthorpe in 2018 as a part time Tutor in Business and Technology, specialising in Wind Turbine Technician Training for SiemensGamesa Mechatronics Apprentices.

Was carer for my Mother, who suffered from Alzheimer’s in her final years.

Amit Patel
Trustee

Amit has been involved in the care home industry for over 15 years, he is currently the Managing Director and Registered Manager of a 49 bedded care home in Worksop (Ashley Care Centre).

Amit and his team are driven by the need to provide the highest standards of compassionate, professional care for their residents.

Amit has led the team to dramatically improve the organisation both from a care delivery and business optimisation viewpoint.

In 2019-20 Amit was awarded care home manager of the year in the Bassetlaw NHS region. He also received the prestigious John Bell Award for Innovation in 2018.

Mark Procter
Trustee

Mark is a self-employed management consultant specialising in Strategic Leadership. He teaches strategy and leadership as well as working with management teams to develop their business strategy and team working. Prior to his 20+ years of self-employment Mark held a variety of management roles in the computing and telecommunications sectors.

Mark has been a volunteer with Lost Chord for several years and therefore also brings a client and service perspective.

Mark lives in Sheffield, close to the Peak District, where he and his partner Adele enjoy outdoor activities such as walking, rock climbing and mountain biking.