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Our team

Meet The Ivors Academy team across our staff, Board, Senate and Early Career Council.

Roberto Neri
Roberto Neri Chief Executive Officer
Fran Matthews, Director of Awards and Membership, The Ivors Academy.
Fran Matthews Director of Awards
Cindy Truong, Awards Manager, The Ivors Academy.
Cindy Truong Senior Awards Manager
Tilly Flynn Awards Manager
Kate Spiers
Kate Spiers Awards Coordinator
Mark Taylor Director of Membership, Marketing and Communications
Tareic Alphonse, Personal Assistant to CEO and Chair, The Ivors Academy. Photo Credit: Dave Brown
Tareic Alphonse Membership Manager
Anna Reich, Member Events and Marketing Coordinator, The Ivors Academy.
Anna Brown Marketing and Communications Manager
Maria McMillan Governance and Admin Manager
Jévis Lawson Programmes Manager
Grace Croucher Senior Events Manager
Paul Mortimer Public Affairs and Campaigns Coordinator
Alison Tickner Accounts Assistant
Laura Moreno Senior Operations Director
Will Davenport Council and Office Coordinator
Ailís Ní Ríain Board Director

Ailís also sits as the classical representative on the Academy’s Senate and is Deputy Chair of the Classical Council.

Ayanna Witter-Johnson Board Director
Bankey Ojo Board Director
Emma McClarkin
Emma McClarkin OBE Independent Board Director
Eve Horne Board Director
Fiona Bevan Board Director

Fiona also sits as the songwriter representative on the Academy’s Senate and is Chair of the Songwriter Council.

Freddie Kofi Board Director
Julia Montero Independent Board Director, Deputy Chair, non creator

Julia is also Chair of the Finance and Risk Committee.

Kevin Sargent
Kevin Sargent Board Director

Kevin also sits as the media representative on the Academy’s Senate and is Chair of the Media Council.

Lea Gatt Under-25 Board Director
Oliver Vibrans Board Observer
Olli Wells Under-25 Board Director
Orphy Robinson MBE Deputy Chair, creator

Orphy also sits as the jazz representative on the Academy’s Senate and is Chair of the Jazz Council.

Rebecca Ferguson Board Director

Rebecca also sits as the songwriter representative on the Academy’s Senate and is Deputy Chair of the Songwriter Council.

Renell Shaw
Renell Shaw Board Director
Tom Gray Chair
VV Brown Board Observer
Imogen Williams
Imogen Williams Board Director
Ailís Ní Ríain Senator
Anna Phoebe McElligott Senator
Ayanna Witter-Johnson Senator
Bankey Ojo Senator
Cassell the Beatmaker
Cassell the Beatmaker Senator
Catherine Anne Davies Senator
Christian McCabe Senate Observer and Chair of the Scottish Council
Claire Batchelor
Claire Batchelor Senator
Crispin Hunt Senator
Esmeralda Conde Ruiz Senate Observer and Deputy Chair of the Future Sound Experience Council
Freddie Kofi Senator
Hannah V Senator
Iain Archer Senator
Ilā Kamalagharan Senator
Jason Yarde Senator
Jin Jin Senator
Justine Barker Senator
Karine Polwart Senator
Kevin Sargent
Kevin Sargent Senator
Lloyd Coleman
Lloyd Coleman Senator
Lorne Balfe Senator
Lynne Plowman Senator
Marlon James-Edwards Senator
Melpomeni Kermanidou Senator
Mika Sellens Senator
Oliver Vibrans Senator
Rebecca Ferguson Senator
Sandy Nuttgens Senator
Thomas Hewitt Jones Senator
VV Brown Senator
Andrew Chen
Carmel Smickersgill
Ellie Parker
Emma McGrath
Jake Morgan
Jo de Ruiter
Kizzy Crawford
Rosie Frater-Taylor
William Davenport
Sam Johnson
Jo Ranger
Thomas Prince

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