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The news that Red Light Management's Lisa Ward and ILUVLIVE's Rachael Bee have been elected was revealed at the organisation's AGM last night
By Molly Long on 21 Jun 2018
The Music Managers Forum (MMF) has announced that Lisa Ward of Red Light Management and Rachael Bee of ILUVLIVE have been elected to its board. They will join re-elected board members Adam Tudhope, Kwame Kwaten and Ric Salmon.
The news comes after a shake up in voting processes in 2017 to better promote diversity and increase representation among board members. New voting procedures require board members to serve a fixed three-year term with at least five members required to stand down or for re-election each year.
Both women will bring with them extensive knowledge and experience to the roles. As Red Light’s executive vice president of artist strategy, Lisa Ward works closely with management teams for more than 70 artists, helping them grow their business. She has worked with acts including Bastille, Everything Everything and Franz Ferdinand.
“Lisa and Rachael are two of UK’s most talented and respected executives, and their collective experience will be a huge positive for the MMF”
Through ILUVLIVE, Rachael Bee has managed the careers of artists including Izzy Bizu and Emmavie. Since 2004, ILUVLIVE has branched out to five UK cities and has had a hand in the early support of artists including Ed Sheeran and Emeli Sande.
On the new appointments, CEO of Music Managers Forum Annabella Coldrick says: “Lisa and Rachael are two of UK’s most talented and respected executives, and their collective experience will be a huge positive for the MMF and our future policy making.
“I am genuinely thrilled they are joining the board.”
Following the appointment of Ward and Bee, the new board will soon convene once again to announce the replacement for chair Diane Wagg, who will be stepping down.
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