Music for Youth is delighted to announce the appointment of three new Trustees who bring a broad range of expertise from the music and creative industries. They will play a key part in helping the charity to support the next generation of young musicians and to ensure that every young person in the UK can achieve their musical potential performing the music they love.
Collin Hills is a creative industry professional with over 15 years of experience. He is the Head of Creative Development at Be United, a charity dedicated to promoting the arts and culture of the Black and African-Caribbean community in Scotland. He is an advocate for young creatives and dedicates his time and energy to their support and advancement. As a filmmaker, musician and writer, he has used his talents to inspire and empower others throughout his career and he has helped to create more vibrant artistic communities, ensuring that the voices of young creatives are heard and celebrated.
Lottie L’Amour brings with her a wealth of marketing, youth culture and social media experience. Lottie's love for music started at a very young age when she was gifted a keyboard. She's a keen writer and social media expert, and her experiences have brought her to her current role as Marketing Manager for TikTok. Lottie won Diversity and Inclusion Champion of the Year at the European Diversity Awards in 2021 for her work as president and co-founder of TikTok Pride.
Jon Pelluet has been a senior fundraiser in the charity and arts sectors for nearly 20 years, and is Director of Development at The BRIT School, the world-famous free arts school in Croydon. Prior to that, Jon has been in senior leadership positions at Speech and Language UK, Revitalise, and FareShare, and was Trustee of arts organisations Drake Music and Stanley Arts.
Music for Youth Chair, Margaret Willis, says:
“We are delighted to welcome three new members to our Board, each of whom brings with them invaluable expertise from the music and arts sector; from marketing and youth culture to fundraising and creative strategy in diverse communities. They join us at an exciting time as we present a refreshed vision for the charity, focusing on new partnerships, enabling us to be more representative of the communities we serve.”