Abigail Ward

Abigail Ward | Programme Manager, North West

Abigail joined Drake Music in 2011 & manages the North West Regional Programme. She is also a freelance music writer, DJ & promoter with 12 years' experience in the music industry & cultural sector.

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Anders Ivarson

Anders Ivarson | Associate Finance Manager

Anders is an Arts Management Consultant specialising in strategy, finance, operations, governance, change management & IT. He is a Trustee of Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) as well as a professional member of the British Computer Society.

Anna MacGregor

Anna MacGregor | Programme Manager, South West

Anna manages our South West programme. Previously she managed the arts & inclusion agency for Suffolk, and has worked as an Arts Development Officer for several local authorities.

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Carien Meijer

Carien Meijer | Chief Executive

Carien has been the CEO since 2006. Prior to this, she worked extensively with independent artists & musicians, arts organisations, as well as voluntary & public sector organisations. Carien studies part-time at the OU.

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Charlotte Nicol

Charlotte Nicol | Programme Manager, London

Charlotte manages our programme in London and the South East. As well as developing projects for Drake Music, she also runs a series of walks in London called Most Curious Tours, works as a freelance musician, & teaches violin privately.

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Danny Braverman

Danny Braverman | Artistic Development Advisor

Danny works as an artist & teacher in performing arts. He has been Director of the Orpheus Centre, Head of Education at Theatre Royal Stratford East & Senior Theatre Officer at The Arts Council. As well as working with Drake Music, Danny is currently a Visiting Lecturer at Goldsmith’s Uni.

Delia Barker

Delia Barker | Business Development Associate

Delia has been working with Drake Music since June 2010. Bringing a considerable range of arts sector experience, Delia is delivering across a number of areas which fall under the banner of Business Development.

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Doug Bott

Doug Bott | Associate Musician, Trainer, Consultant

Doug has worked with Drake Music since 2000 in a variety of roles delivering music sessions, training, consultancy, and project management. Doug is a freelance musician and a member of the band Angel Tech.

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Douglas Noble

Douglas Noble | Associate National Manager, Consultancy & Training

Since 2005 Douglas has worked in arts, learning & participation, with a specialism in music as a means of bringing about beneficial change - following a successful first career as an asylum & immigration solicitor. He is also p/t Strategic Director of Wellbeing at Live Music Now.

Felicity Green

Felicity Green | Fundraising Fellow

Felicity embarks upon a fundraising fellowship for DM; a scheme which aims to create the next generation of leading Development Directors. She has background in Music Marketing and PR, and is a Theatre Facilitator and Opera Director.

Gawain Hewitt

Gawain Hewitt | Associate National Manager, Research & Development

Gawain has 10 years experience as a community musician with a speciality of working with challenging circumstances & music technology. Gawain is also a practicing mix engineer & sound artist.

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Gemma Nash

Gemma Nash | Accessibility Associate

Gemma has many years experience within the disability arts field, both as an Arts Manager & Artist. She has worked for DM as a Programme Manager Associate Artist / Musician and Trainer. Her work includes film, photography, DJing & digital music.

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Ivan Riches

Ivan Riches | Producer, Connect & Collaborate London

Ivan is a visual / sound artist, community filmmaker & producer. He has experience in arts project development, production & delivery in both the public & private sectors. www.eyesociation.orgwww.ivanriches.org.uk

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Jenny Maskell

Jenny Maskell | Administrator

Jenny joined Drake Music as the team's Administrator in November 2009. She has gained valuable experience of working in both the private & public sectors in various roles since leaving college in 1992.

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Jonathan Westrup

Jonathan Westrup | Associate Musician, Trainer, Consultant

Jonathan has worked with Drake Music since 2005, delivering a range of Learning & Participation projects, accredited music courses, teacher training and the influential DM Education initiative. He plays drums and guitar in two bands in Bristol, where he lives and works.

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Mary Paterson

Mary Paterson | Creative Producer, Artistic Development

Mary joined Drake Music in 2014. She is a writer and producer who works across art forms. Previously General Manager of Extant, she also ran Encounter festival in North Kent, and co-founded the arts festival Fantasy High Street.

Melanie Clifford

Melanie Clifford | Associate Artist & Web Editor

Melanie is a London-based artist, who has worked with Drake Music since 2008 on various projects - as a film-maker, artist, curator, facilitator, photographer, mentor, musician & web editor.

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Nim Ralph

Nim Ralph | Operations Manager

Nim is an experienced Operations Manager with a number of years' experience in equality and diversity work. She is also a Trustee of BandBazi - an inclusive performing arts company and charity.

Ruth Currie

Ruth Currie | Project Manager (East region SEND research project)

Ruth is an experienced music teacher, music and arts researcher and university lecturer. Ruth is based in Brighton and works across London and the South East.

Stella Odunlami

Stella Odunlami | Project Co-ordinator

Stella has a background in theatre and installation making. She also facilitates drama workshops for a variety of community and youth groups. She is currently studying on the MA Postcolonial Cultures and Global Policy programme at Goldsmiths University.


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