Neville Lacey BSc (Jt Hons), CChem, MRSC

Examination Manager and Administration

Neville has been working for “Music for Life” since 2003 following 20 years working as a Research and Development scientist for Duracell batteries and Gillette. He is a Chartered Chemist with four patents to his name. For 12 of the 20 years, Neville had worked in management roles ranging from Product Development to Health, Safety and Environmental. His final job with Gillette was as Battery Research Manager at their Advanced Technical Centre in Reading. Neville had been looking for a career change that involved some element of “community work” and a change from corporate life. He was introduced to “Music for Life” through his wife Helen, who is one of MfL’s piano and keyboard teachers. Neville came in to help out during a busy summer period and has been working here since. He is a keen supporter of the “Music for Life” ethos and is pleased with the progress that both his boys, Alex and Chris, have made with their MfL saxophone and drum lessons respectively. As a result of all the musical influences around him, Neville has himself been learning to play the clarinet since November 2003. He says his clarinet sound is mainly inspired by the flock of Canada Geese that migrate over his house every year.