Meet the team leading MIO

Tessa Marchington
Tessa graduated from Leeds University and then completed her post-graduate studies on the piano at The Royal Academy of Music. Graduating in 2007, Tessa founded ‘Music in Offices’ in response to a need she saw for music to play a more vital role in people’s daily life. Tessa has given talks about MIO for TedX Brighton, The Guild of Health Writers and at the Royal Academy of Music. She has been interviewed about the benefits of music for BBC Radio 3 ‘In Tune’, BBC London and Radio 4’s ‘Women’s Hour’. Tessa is also Director of the Investec International Music Festival.
Georgina-Lauren Thompson
Executive Assistant
Georgina graduated with a degree in Business Administration from the University of Portsmouth in 2014. After graduating, she undertook a management graduate scheme at Enterprise Rent-A-Car where she increased her knowledge and understanding of project management, events management and marketing. She also runs her own live music events privately and is in the course of completing a DDI in tap and modern dance alongside working at MIO.
Catrin Lewis
Catrin joined the MIO team in March 2013 and provides the support to ensure MIO’s busy tuition department runs smoothly. Originally from Aberystwyth, she read music at Jesus College, Oxford and has recently completed her MMus in Vocal Studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Before discovering her love of singing, Catrin worked for the Welsh Assembly Government and as a project officer for a local authority. She now combines her role at MIO with her work as a freelance teacher and singer.
Robert Garland
Robert graduated from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in 2011 in Vocal Performance and Opera. On graduating he was elected as Student Union President and spent a happy year running the Union and helping the students in both an academic and pastoral role. Since moving to London Robert has been working as a freelance singer and taken up contracts most notably with Northern Ireland Opera and Nevill Holt Opera with whom he covered the role of Papageno in their recent production of Die Zauberflote.
Kam-Mei Chak
Kam-Mei is a social media expert who combines over 15 years of project management and business development in the media and post-production industries with strategic social media experience.  She is passionate about navigating the frontiers of the digital landscape and harnessing the power of social to communicate MIO's unique message to an ever-growing audience.