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The job of our Trustees is essential and significant. They’re responsible for making sure we fulfil our charitable purpose and obligations, guiding our strategy, helping with our fundraising and overseeing our finances. They’re all specialists in their respective fields, which gives us a range of expertise to call upon at board level. They volunteer their time because they’re passionate about what we do and they love music.

YolanDa Brown - Chair

Youth Music's chair YolanDa is an award-winning saxophonist, band leader, composer and broadcaster. She's committed to making sure young people have the opportunity to make music in a way that’s right for them.

Chris Price

As Head of Music for BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra, Chris Price is the creative and editorial lead for the world’s most influential radio playlists, as well as iconic live music brands such as Live Lounge, Radio 1’s Big Weekend and 1Xtra Live.

Rachel Lindley

Rachel’s our education specialist. She’s currently Head of Education at Bloomsbury Publishing, and has extensive experience in education and music publishing. Rachel’s also a talented singer who’s performed at Glastonbury Festival, Westminster Abbey, and with legendary a cappella group the Swingle Singers.

Rachel Nelken

Rachel’s 20 years in the arts have included work with many strategic music funders, including setting up and developing the PRS Foundation for New Music in 1999. She's currently Head of Creative Programmes at The Albany in Deptford, which includes leading a team of producers managing the theatre’s youth and community engagement and participation programme.

Rafi Gokay

Rafi’s got a flair for logistics and a nose for talent. As Director and Head of Tours at music management agency HarrisonParrott, he spots talent and organises complex international tours and concerts for world-famous musicians, groups and orchestras.

Richard Peel

Richard’s our PR guru and runs his own agency, RPPR. He understands the importance of getting the word out about what we do. And he’s got the strategy and experience to make it happen. He’s also a fine drummer.

Peter Low

Peter is an entrepreneurial CEO who has worked extensively with private equity investors in the media and communications sector. He has considerable experience of developing and growing successful organisations, including leading a business which frequently featured in rankings of the 100 fastest-growing UK companies.

Sam Ross

Sam Ross is General Counsel at WorldRemit, a money transfer service that enables migrants to send money online to their friends and family back home. He’s previously worked at Barclays in the Tech division and Olswang as a corporate lawyer. Music wise, Sam has released an EP and has performed originals and covers gigs all over London. He is currently trying to master the guitar and is very into his loop pedal!

Tim Berg

Tim’s our money man, keeping an eye on how we best spend our funds. He’s a Chartered Accountant and chairs our Finance and Audit Committee. Currently COO at a charity using sport to help disadvantaged and disabled young people, he secretly admits that music is his first passion.