The Team

NMC Staff

Anne Rushton - Executive Director (to 31st October)
Helen Sprott – Executive Director (from 1st November)
Eleanor Wilson - General Manager
Alex Wright – Director of Development
Sam Olivier – Recordings & Marketing Manager (from 28th October)
Clare Spollen - Development Assistant (maternity cover)
Lucile Gasser - Development & Creative Production Coordinator (on maternity leave)
Colin Matthews OBE - Executive Producer
 

Contact us: [first name]@nmcrec.co.uk

 

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Anne Rushton

Anne Rushton is Executive Director and is responsible for leading NMC in developing and implementing our vision, mission and strategic direction. She oversees the delivery of all aspects of NMC’s activities. Loves developing new projects and forging new partnerships; less fond of spreadsheets.
Outside NMC and her family, Anne’s interests include playing violin in the Essex Symphony Orchestra, being a school governor, growing vegetables and supporting Liverpool Football Club with enthusiasm and hope!
Anne will leave NMC at the end of October after 17 years and her successor will be Helen Sprott

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Helen Sprott

Helen has spent her career in music.  Following an early career break with publisher Faber and Faber where she was appointed Commissioning Editor, Music Books, Helen has gone on to leadership roles in broadcast television (she was an award-winning Commissioning Editor with Channel  4 Television) and in orchestral administration, as Managing Director of the Philharmonia Orchestra.  For 12 years, Helen was Arts Council England’s Director, Music, first in London then nationally, overseeing public investment in music and music education. Helen has worked as an independent recruitment consultant, advising arts organisations on senior executive appointments, and is an Associate with Not-for-Profit recruitment specialists, Execucare.  In January 2020, Helen was appointed to the Board of St Martin in the Fields Limited; in December 2020, she joins the Board of the Academy of Ancient Music.

Ellie Wilson

Eleanor Wilson

Eleanor (Ellie) Wilson is NMC's General Manager, overseeing the day to day management of the record label and leading on Production, Sales, Marketing and Artistic. Loves hearing new recordings for the first time, analysing sales/marketing stats, and is a big fan of Adobe design software. Hates the time sink that is email!
Born in East London, Ellie is a composer and a violinist. Recent projects include an artist residency at Epping Forest and composing the score for Shakespeare's Globe productions of Henry VI and Richard III.
 

Alex Wright

Alex Wright

Alex Wright is responsible for NMC’s fundraising, looking after relationships with trusts, public bodies, and individuals. He also oversees the organisation’s Education projects and partnerships, bringing its ever-expanding catalogue of recordings to new audiences.
Graduating with a music degree from the University of Sheffield in 2011, Alex previously worked for BCMG and Northern Ballet. An avid contemporary music fan, erstwhile composer and lapsed pianist, he has a particular love of electronic music and is a founding Trustee of arts education charity Hand Of.  
 

Sam Olivier

Sam Olivier

Sam is NMC's Recordings & Marketing Manager, delivering all recording, production and marketing activities. He previously worked for St John's Smith Square and Southbank Sinfonia, but could no longer ignore his love for all things New Music – and wanted to be part of an organisation with fewer S's in their name. Loves the seemingly infinite approaches to creating music, hates being caught in the rain while cycling.

At weekends Sam can be found either watching or playing rugby with his local club and continuing his exploration of East London coffee shops.

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Clare Spollen

Clare Spollen is Development Assistant and has taken over Lucile’s duties during her maternity leave, helping Alex with fundraising and education projects.
She graduated from Goldsmiths in 2018 with a Masters in contemporary piano and joined NMC in 2019 after having previously worked in music publishing. She is a big fan of contemporary music, particularly experimental, minimalist and electroacoustic music.
 

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Lucile Gasser

Lucile Gasser is Development & Creative Production Coordinator. She helps Alex to take good care of the NMC Friends and assists on various other fundraising activities. She joined NMC after her Master’s degree in France, and moved from marketing to recording session planning, finally reaching fundraising. Loves Excel add-ons, analysing data, and grammar; less fond of social media.
When she’s not in the office, you’re most likely to find Lucile with her nose stuck in a book, or baking.

Lucile is currently on maternity leave.