Board of Governors

Sir Vernon Ellis
Chair
Sir Vernon is a major supporter of the arts in roles that include the President of English National Opera, Chair of the National Opera Studio, the Britten-Pears Foundation, the Leeds International Piano Competition and as a trustee of the Royal Philharmonic Society and London Music Masters. From 2010 until 2016 he was the Chair of the British Counc… more »
Ms. Kate Buchanan
Governor
Kate Buchanan was the Head of Creative & Professional Practice at the Royal Northern College of Music until December 2017, where she managed a wide-ranging programme of vocational and specialist training. She is now enjoying retirement and is involved in many local initiatives. Kate trained in music and musical performance at the Guildhall School… more »
Dame Rosemary Butler
Governor
Lady Sandra Fell
Governor
Lady Sandra Fell is the Governor for LMN in Northern Ireland. A former Civil Servant, she has been actively engaged in music all her life. An accomplished soprano soloist she won many prizes at Music festivals, and was also a dedicated chorister. In addition, in her twenties, she gained much experience of music-hall performance, being one half of a… more »
Dr. Peter Freedman
Governor
Dr. Peter Freedman
Governor
Mrs. Alexandra Holford
Governor
Alex Holford joined the LMN board in May 2017, following the retirement of long-standing board member Jane Scrope and shares responsibility for the Yorkshire/Lincolnshire committee with Lady Charlotte Tyrwhitt. Alex was High Sheriff of North Yorkshire in 2011/12. She has been a committee member for Yorkshire for Live Music Now since 1999… more »
Colleen Keck
Governor
Colleen Keck is a lawyer, currently General Counsel of Parkinson’s UK (a charity) and a member of their senior management team. Prior to that she spent more than 25 years in the City as a partner at international law firm Allen & Overy LLP, where she headed the transactional IP and Life Sciences practices. Currently, she also is deputy chair of… more »
Mrs. Caroline Llewellyn
Governor
Caroline Llewellyn joined the LMN board in March 2018 but has been involved with LMN since 2004 as a member of the South West committee. Caroline was educated at Queens Gate and St. Mary’s Wantage. She went to Art School in Florence, and after returning to London she qualified and worked as a primary school teacher until moving to Leicestershire… more »
Mr. Gavin McEwan
Governor
Gavin is a partner in the law firm Turcan Connell. He works principally in the fields of charity law, succession, trusts, tax and asset protection. He is head of Turcan Connell's Charities Legal Team, a member of the firm's Charity Unit and is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in charity law. He is a member of the Charity… more »
Mrs. Amanda Platt
Governor
Amanda Platt is the Governor of LMN North East. Her principal interests are music, fashion and gardening. Educated at the Royal College of Music and, being half French she also studied with Vlado Perlmuter in Paris. Amanda is a widely respected fashion consultant and has been involved in a number of fashion -related businesses and television progra… more »
Mr. Ashley Prime
Governor
Ashley Prime is the London based Managing Director of Navigator (Canada) Ltd, a high stakes communication company covering crisis management and reputational risk. Prior to joining the company, Ashley had a wide-ranging career in the Foreign Office, mainly overseas in Germany, Jamaica, China, Italy and Canada. He also had two secondments to the pr… more »
Lady Charlotte Tyrwhitt
Governor
Charlotte Tyrwhitt lives in Lincolnshire and has been involved with Live Music Now for over 20 years. She is Co-Chairman of the Yorkshire/Lincolnshire Region, joining the Board in May 2017 following the retirement of long-standing board member Jane Scrope. Charlotte has served on many charity committees including The Elizabeth Finn and Macmil… more »