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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.

Adé Adeluwoye

Adé’s our brand genius. Until recently he was in charge of the Coca-Cola portfolio at the ad agency Zone. And right now he’s part of the Clore Senior Leadership programme at the BBC. He’s passionate about putting young people’s voices at the centre of everything we do.

Chris Price

Chris is Head of Music at BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra. So he knows all about the music young people love. He’s an expert on streaming technologies (just talk to him about Justin Bieber’s unexpected success!)

Clive Grant

Clive is our legal brain, keeping an eagle eye on contracts, policies and standards. A vital task when we’re investing in over 350 different organisations each year. Clive claims to have once been a ‘half decent’ clarinet player and a ‘very bad’ saxophonist. He's a huge jazz fan and is also a member of the NYJO board.

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 Senior Producer at the Roundhouse in London, developing various productions as well as the Roundhouse’s Resident Artist scheme.

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.

Tim Berg

Tim’s our money man. He’s a Chartered Accountant and he chairs our Finance and Audit Committee. He makes sure that money from our supporters is spent where it’s needed most. Tim’s a huge fan of heavy metal – you’ll see him down the front at Kiss gigs.