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Our Trust

the ivors academy trust

The Ivors Academy Trust is a registered charity that fundraises to support, educate and nurture songwriters and composers so they can keep making the music that the world loves.

Trust programmes include the Writer-Producer Fund in partnership with PRS Foundation, the Mentoring Programme in partnership with The Ivors Academy and Help Musicians UK, and providing bursaries in partnership with The Ivors Academy.

The Trust is solely funded through public donations, partnership projects, grants and bequests.

we can make a difference, and you can help

“By supporting The Ivors Academy Trust you are helping to change the face of the music industry.

It is important that Ivors winners of the future reflect the wonderful diverse culture across the UK.”

Jin Jin, songwriter

The Trust is led by passionate experts from across and beyond the music industry who are helping us to grow and develop our creative community.

Cliff Fluet Chair of the Board of Trustees
Partner at Lewis Silkin LLP and MD at Eleven Advisory.
Lucy Francis Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees
CEO of 17Days Music.
Michael Adex
CEO and Founder of the talent and entertainment company NQ.
Natasha Baldwin

EVP, Universal Music Publishing, Classics and Screen.

Michael Dugher
CEO of the Betting and Gaming Council, former Shadow Culture Secretary and ex-CEO of UK Music.
Sally Anne Gross
Music business consultant, academic and author.
Melanie Johnson

Head of Investor Services, Utopia Music.

Katie Lam

Chief Policy Adviser at Portland Communications, and writer and lyricist.

Peter Leathem
CEO of PPL, Chair of the British Association for Performing Arts Medicine, and Director of UK Music.
Danny Poku
Co-founder of Delirious/Blacksmith Management, Stellar Songs, Did Ya Know podcast, and Tim and Danny Music.
Oliver Vibrans
Ivor Novello Award winning composer and producer.
Charlotte Harris
Charlotte Harris

Music and Entertainment Partner at Harris and Trotter LLP Chartered Accountants.

Silvina Munich
Special Advisor to the Trust.
Graham Davies
Graham Davies

CEO of the Trust and Academy

Helienne Lindvall
Helienne Lindvall

Board Director and Chair of the Academy’s Songwriter Committee.

The David Ferguson Legacy

David Ferguson (1953 – 2009) was one of Britain’s most successful television composers. He served for six years as chairman of The Ivors Academy and was awarded a Fellowship, our highest honour. David dedicated much of his life to campaigning about the rights of songwriters and composers. In 2013, David left a portion of his estate to The Ivors Academy Trust to support our education programmes.

The Ivors Academy Trust is a charity registered in England and Wales, number 1080325.

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