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.

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.

Ben Ballard

Ben Ballard | Associate National Manager, Consultancy & Training

Ben has worked in the music education sector for 20 years in a variety of settings & contexts. He has performed & provided workshops/training to community groups & is passionate about the art of running workshops & the power of music to make a positive difference.

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.

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.

Coral Worman

Coral Worman | Administrator

Coral is an experienced business manager who specialises in representing music creatives. She has previously headed up Air Management & Strongroom Management, and has worked on many million-selling international albums and award-winning film soundtracks.

Danny Braverman

Danny Braverman | Associate National Manager, Artistic Development

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.

Doug Bott

Doug Bott | DM Education Project Manager, Associate Musician

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.

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.

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.

Helen Mahoney

Helen Mahoney | Programme Development Associate, Yorkshire & Relationship Manager

Helen is a freelance arts manager, consultant & cabaret producer. She has worked for national music & literature organisations, and is based in Yorkshire.

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

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.

Jonathan Westrup

Jonathan Westrup | Associate National Manager, Learning & Participation

Jonathan joined Drake Music in 2005. He is the National Manager, Learning & Participation, delivers the DM Education programme and is an Associate Musician. Jonathan also performs with Carnivores of the Rockies.

Mary Paterson

Mary Paterson | Creative Producer

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.

Michael Dollan

Michael Dollan | Fundraising Associate / Associate Musician / PM

Michael has been working as a Community Musician, Project & Event Manager since 2002. Following a move from the North East in August 2013, Michael is now working with our London team.

Phoebe Osborne

Phoebe Osborne | Associate Musician & Fundraiser

Phoebe is our Trusts & Foundations Fundraiser, she is also an Associate Musician. She is also a freelance musician, who writes & performs with Penniless Cove, sings with the South Bank choir & teaches piano.


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