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Our team

We have a dedicated, passionate and talented team at The Ivors Academy, and across our Board and Committees. Meet them all here.

Graham Davies, CEO, The Ivors Academy
Graham Davies CEO
Fran Matthews, Director of Awards and Membership, The Ivors Academy.
Fran Matthews Director of Awards
Cindy Truong, Awards Manager, The Ivors Academy.
Cindy Truong Awards Manager

on maternity leave until May 2022

Tilly Flynn Awards Manager (maternity cover)
Kate Spiers
Kate Spiers Awards Administrator (maternity cover)
Mark Taylor Director of Membership, Marketing and Communications
Nicky Carder Membership Manager
Tareic Alphonse, Personal Assistant to CEO and Chair, The Ivors Academy. Photo Credit: Dave Brown
Tareic Alphonse Membership & Events Coordinator
Anna Reich, Member Events and Marketing Coordinator, The Ivors Academy.
Anna Brown Marketing & Communications Manager
Julia Rowan Senior Policy Officer
Wesley John, Academic Partnerships Coordinator, The Ivors Academy. Photo Credit: Dave Brown
Wesley John Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Manager
Phil Budden, Finance Manager, The Ivors Academy. Photo Credit: Dave Brown
Phil Budden Head of Finance & HR
Cathy Mulloy Events Manager
Maria McMillan Office Coordinator
Kat Khoury Fundraising Manager
Crispin Hunt, Chair of The Ivors Academy
Crispin Hunt Chair

Crispin was elected Chair of the Academy in July 2016.

Jin Jin Board Director

Jin Jin also sits on the Academy’s Songwriter Committee.

Daniel Kidane
Daniel Kidane Board Director

Daniel also sits on the Academy’s Classical Committee.

Helienne Lindvall
Helienne Lindvall Board Director

Helienne is also Chair of the Academy’s Songwriter Committee.

Orphy Robinson MBE Board Director

Orphy is also Chair of the Academy’s Jazz Committee.

Jo Thomas
Jo Thomas Board Director
Hope Winter
Hope Winter Under-25 Board Director (shared role)
Imogen Williams Under-25 Board Director (shared role)
Martyn Ware
Martyn Ware Board Director
William Sweeney
William Sweeney Board Director
Gary Carpenter
Gary Carpenter Board Director

Gary is also Chair of the Academy’s Classical Committee.

Emily Saunders
Emily Saunders Board Director

Emily also sits on the Academy’s Jazz Committee.

Emma McClarkin
Emma McClarkin Independent Board Director
Julia Montero
Julia Montero Independent Board Director
Tom Gray
Tom Gray Board Director

Tom also sits on the Academy’s Songwriter Committee.

Hannah Peel
Hannah Peel Board Director

Hannah also sits on the Academy’s Media Committee.

Kevin Sargent
Kevin Sargent Board Director

Kevin is also Chair of the Academy’s Media Committee.

Gary Carpenter
Gary Carpenter Chair
Sally Beamish Committee Member
Alexander Campkin
Alexander Campkin Committee Member
Adam Gorb
Adam Gorb Committee Member
Daniel Kidane
Daniel Kidane Committee Member
Nicola LeFanu
Nicola LeFanu Committee Member
Stephen McNeff
Stephen McNeff Committee Member
Shiva Feshareki
Shiva Feshareki Committee Member
Ailís Ní Ríain
Ailís Ní Ríain Committee Member
Paul Patterson
Paul Patterson Committee Member
Lynne Plowman
Lynne Plowman Committee Member
Jenni Roditi
Jenni Roditi Committee Member
Dobrinka Tabakova
Dobrinka Tabakova Committee Member
Shirley Thompson
Shirley Thompson Committee Member
Lloyd Coleman
Lloyd Coleman Committee Member
Orphy Robinson MBE Chair
Fini Bearman
Fini Bearman Committee Member
Paula Gardiner Committee member
Tom Haines
Tom Haines Committee Member
Tom Hewson
Tom Hewson Committee Member
Ivo Neame
Ivo Neame Committee Member
Ed Puddick
Ed Puddick Committee Member
Emily Saunders
Emily Saunders Committee Member
Jason Yarde
Jason Yarde Committee Member
Cassie Kinoshi Committee Member
Tim Garland Committee Member
Soweto Kinch Committee Member
Robert Mitchell Committee Member
Ayanna Witter-Johnson Committee Member
Kevin Sargent
Kevin Sargent Chair
Mat Andasun
Mat Andasun Committee Member
Nainita Desai
Nainita Desai Committee Member
Mark Gordon
Mark Gordon Committee Member
David Lowe
David Lowe Committee Member
Dan McGrath
Dan McGrath Committee Member
Tess Tyler
Tess Tyler Committee Member
Hannah Peel
Hannah Peel Committee Member
Claire Batchelor
Claire Batchelor Committee Member
Carly Paradis
Carly Paradis Committee Member
Bankey Ojo
Bankey Ojo Committee Member
Jo Ranger
Jo Ranger Committee Member
Helienne Lindvall
Helienne Lindvall Chair
Hannah V
Hannah V Committee Member
Jim Duguid
Jim Duguid Committee Member
Kojo Samuel
Kojo Samuel Committee Member
Iain Archer
Iain Archer Committee Member
Joel Baker
Joel Baker Committee Member
Fiona Bevan
Fiona Bevan Committee Member
Jake Gosling
Jake Gosling Committee Member
Tom Gray
Tom Gray Committee Member
Anna Neale
Anna Neale Committee Member
Emily Phillips
Emily Phillips Committee Member
Cassell the Beatmaker
Cassell the Beatmaker Committee Member
Emily Saunders
Emily Saunders Chair
Shirley Thompson
Shirley Thompson
Alexander Campkin
Alexander Campkin
Daniel Kidane
Daniel Kidane
Anna Neale
Anna Neale
Jo Thomas
Jo Thomas
Mat Andasun
Mat Anderson
Nainita Desai
Nainita Desai
Robert Mitchell
Wesley John, Academic Partnerships Coordinator, The Ivors Academy. Photo Credit: Dave Brown
Wesley John
Graham Davies, CEO, The Ivors Academy
Graham Davies
Tareic Alphonse, Personal Assistant to CEO and Chair, The Ivors Academy. Photo Credit: Dave Brown
Tareic Alphonse
Cindy Truong, Awards Manager, The Ivors Academy.
Cindy Truong
Jin Jin
Hope Winter
Imogen Williams
Hannah V
Hannah V
Will Davenport
Andrew Chen
Kojo Samuel
Kojo Samuel
Ailís Ní Ríain
Ailis Ni Riain
Andrew Chen
Carmel Smickersgill
Ellie Parker
Emma McGrath
Hope Winter
Hope Winter
Imogen Williams
Jake Morgan
Jo de Ruiter
Kizzy Crawford
Rosie Frater-Taylor
Molly Welford-Toner
William Davenport
Sam Johnson
Jo Ranger
Thomas Prince
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