Who we are

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  • Tony Wadsworth: Chairman

    Tony Wadsworth was Chairman and CEO of EMI Music UK & Ireland from 1998 to 2008. In a 26 year career with the UK based company, he held many roles including Managing Director of the Parlophone label, a label which he relaunched in the 1990's achieving sustained hits with artists such as Blur, Radiohead, Crowded House, Pet Shop Boys, Tina Turner and Queen.

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    Tony Wadsworth: Chairman
  • Wren Aigaki-Lander

    Wren brings more than 10 years of experience in marketing and sustainability strategy and communications, working on behalf of sustainability leaders and some of the world’s most successful bands and brands. She’s helped members of the entertainment industry in her native US and across the world reduce their impact and mobilize millions of fans to join their efforts.

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    Wren Aigaki-Lander
  • Melvin Benn

    Melvin Benn established The Festival Office Ltd in 1989 to create and produce festivals for the Mean Fiddler. In August 2007 Melvin Benn sold the majority of the Mean Fiddler Music Group venues as well as the Mean Fiddler Music Group name to concentrate on the full festival portfolio under the new name of Festival Republic.

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    Melvin Benn
  • Chris Cotton

    Chris Cotton RIBA is a Chartered Architect with over 40 years expertise in conservation, restoration and design of commercial buildings. In 2005, having had a lifelong interest in the building, Chris became Building and Operations Director of the Royal Albert Hall, a charity and Grade I listed building of national importance. He became Chief Executive in 2010.

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    Chris Cotton
  • Neil Johnston


    Neil Johnston has worked in creative industries in the UK, US and Europe all his life. Now Chief Executive of Paddington Development Trust he works in creative regeneration in some of the poorest neighbourhoods in London.

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    Neil Johnston
  • Sian Alexander

    Sian is an independent consultant in the arts sector. She was Head of Theatre for Arts Council England, London for ten years until February 2010. Prior to joining the Arts Council Sian worked for a range of performing arts companies, producing and touring theatre and contemporary dance throughout the UK and overseas.

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    Sian Alexander
  • Phil Cumming

    Phil has a proven track record in developing compelling, commercially aligned sustainability visions and strategies and influencing change at a strategic and operational level. Over the course of more than 15 years, Phil has had the opportunity to work around the world and support a wide variety of companies in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors.

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    Phil Cumming
  • David Joseph


    In March 2008 David Joseph was appointed to the role of Chairman and CEO, Universal Music UK, overseeing all divisions of the UK’s leading record company. David became a member of the BPI Council in 2005 following two years on the Brits Committee.

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    David Joseph
  • Diana Liverman

    Diana Liverman is the co-director of the Institute of the Environment at The University of Arizona and a Regents Professor in the School of Geography and Development.

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    Diana Liverman
  • Jazz Summers

    In 1986 Jazz Summers established the record label Big Life Management with Tim Parry which he runs to this day. He has shaped the careers of a multitude of successful artists as diverse as Lisa Stansfield, The Verve, Coldcut, La Roux and Snow Patrol.

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    Jazz Summers
  • John Enser

    John is a Partner at pioneering law firm Olswang, in the Commercial Group in the UK. John is an expert in all forms of digital media and is Head of Music.

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    John Enser