A classical singer by training, Fay put her musical background to good use in 5 years’ producing opera and young artist programmes for Britten Pears Arts in Suffolk. She learnt the value of creating safe and nurturing spaces which allow young artists to grow as individuals as well as develop skills for successful performing careers.
Fay hails from Glasgow and lived for a time in Berlin, before taking on a 7-month Dfid-funded placement as a Team Leader for Restless Development in Tamil Nadu, India. This experience of supporting a cultural shift within a community travelled with Fay to Britten Pears Arts, where she became Diversity Lead for the organisation. She sees equality, diversity and inclusion as vital to the future of the arts and believes passionately in our collective responsibility to effect positive change.