The Board of Directors | Trustees

Gordon Williams, Chair

Gordon Williams

Gordon is a Partner and Joint Head of the Litigation Department at leading media and entertainment solicitors Lee & Thompson. He has represented many household names in the music industry, including most recently One Direction and 50 Cent. He has a keen interest in assisting young people to access the music, film and television industries.

Keith Harris OBE, Director

Keith Harris OBE

Keith is manager to Stevie Wonder; he joined EMI in 1976 and then Motown Records where he worked with artists including Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Rick James and The Supremes. He is the former Director of Performer Affairs for PPL and continues to provide consultancy services. He is also the former Chair of UK Music Diversity Taskforce.

Isabel Newman, Director

Isabel Newman

Isabel is an Impact Investment Analyst at NESTA with a specific focus on the fund’s Children and Young People theme. She has a background in social investment and international grant making, having previously worked for CAF Venturesome and Comic Relief.

Geraint Howells, Treasurer

Geraint Howells

Geraint is a music industry accountant and runs his own company, Howells & Co which focuses on advising individuals and owner managed businesses on a range of accounting, taxation and funding issues. He also provides CICAS® members with financial advice.

Mulika Sannie, Director

Mulika Sannie

Mulika is Legal Counsel, Music for YouTube/Google. In addition to this, she is the founder of the UK Black Music Lawyers Network, a trustee of the BRIT Trust and sits on various music industry boards and committees. She also regularly speaks on panels/conferences, advises educational institutions on their curriculum and mentors young people from diverse backgrounds on law and the music industry.


Indy Vidyalankara, Director

Indy Vidyalankara

Indy Vidyalankara is the founder of Indypendent PR and is an accomplished Communications executive with a diverse career spanning over two decades across music, media and third sector at Sony Music UK, Saatchi & Saatchi, Help Musicians, with 11 years at the BBC in publicity across BBC Radio 1, Radio 1Xtra and BBC TV. She is currently Head of Communications at Tomorrow’s Warriors.

Mulika Sannie, Director

Rob Fitzpatrick

Rob has been at Spotify since 2012 and is now a Senior Producer, creating and commissioning new podcasts. He has worked in music for 30 years, from running a record shop in the 90s, to making music and then spending 15 years traveling the world as a music journalist while writing for NME, The Word, The Guardian, The Sunday Times and many others.