Trustees & Patrons
The Trustees have the collective role of governing the organisation; ensuring we fulfil our charitable purpose and providing oversight for our strategic and financial planning. They are recruited from across a number of professions, bringing a large range and level of skill and expertise.
NMC's Board of Trustees:
Jackie Newbould (Interim Chair): Previously Executive Producer of BCMG, now runs a varied portfolio of arts production and management projects.
Raj Arumugam: Barrister with a broad commercial chancery practice and a keen interest in music, having gained his performance diploma in trumpet from the Royal Academy of Music.
Christina Coker OBE: Leading exponent in the fields of Education, Music/Arts, Youth & Community, and in Engagement, particularly in establishing policies and approaches to benefit the 'hard to reach'.
Stephen Johns (Chair, Artistic Strategy Committee): Previously Vice-President Artists & Repertoire EMI Classics, now Artistic Director at Royal College of Music.
Richard Lee: Extensive experience in team leadership, strategic thinking, partnership building, comms and organizational management. He is currently Director of Fundraising at the national charity Crisis.
Chris Potts (Chair, Development Sub Committee): Arts & Business Consultant working with the Whitechapel Gallery, Art Fund and Tate Modern amongst others and with a wide knowledge of contemporary music.
Ariel Sommer: Following a variety of roles with major record companies and establishing his own music supervision agency, now works for DCMS as the lead for music and copyright policy-making.
Judith Serota OBE: Judith ran Spitalfields Festival for over twenty years, commissioning new work and instigating an Education and Community Programme.
Alfred Brendel Hon KBE
Sir Simon Rattle CBE
Lord Dennis Stevenson of Coddenham
Dame Mitsuko Uchida