Team

Chris Fower, Director of Creativity & Innovation

As an undergraduate Chris studied Jazz at Leeds College of Music and then became a member of the Advanced Studies, post-graduate performers course at the Royal Academy of Music and Principal Bass Trombone with the European Community Youth Orchestra under Claudio Abbado. He then spent 25 years as a busy freelance performer based in both […]

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Chris Shea

Chris Shea, Asia-Pacific Sales Director

Early on in Chris’s working career Engineering played an important role. After studying Mechanical Engineering at college he went on to become a Service Manager for a large UK Agricultural Equipment Distributor during which time he undertook external manufacturer training at different European locations. After a number of years working with two large European machinery […]

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Clive Bawden, Chief Operations Officer

Clive is Chief Operations Officer (COO) at WMG, responsible for developing, maintaining and supporting our back-office functions including finance, human resources, IT and risk. Brought up in Exeter, Clive spent a year in Perth, Australia playing cricket at the age of 18 before a first degree in Greek (Ancient & Modern) at the University of […]

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Daniel Ashton, Digital Product Developer

Daniel studied Fine Art at the Manchester Metropolitan University and from there he holds a degree in Interactive Arts. After completing his degree in Manchester Daniel was fortunate enough to be asked to carry out design and development work within the city’s music industry, he worked with well-known artists including the Production Team behind the […]

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Darren Lea

Darren Lea, Brass Band Ambassador

Darren began brass and percussion lessons at school at the age of 7, and is from a brass banding family. He has been privileged to be able to play with a number of brass groups and bands throughout the UK and europe, as well as playing with friends at the Brass Band of Central Florida […]

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Grant Golding, Education Ambassador

Grant started his musical journey in the local brass band in idyllic Swaledale in Yorkshire. As a pupil at Richmond School Grant was a member of their multi award winning Wind Band and this inspired him to take music as a career. As a student at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama Grant […]

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Helen Minshall

Helen Minshall, Education Ambassador

Helen’s involvement in music began at the age of 12, when she started brass lessons at Ayr Academy, Ayrshire, Scotland, initially on French Horn, then Tuba. She joined the local Ayr Area Schools Brass Band, and then later progressed to adult bands in Ayrshire; Benquhat Band, and Dalmellington Band. In 1980 Helen was one of […]

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John Yuan, Supply Chain & Quality Manager

John started his career studying mould design and manufacturing at the Nanjing Institute of Mechanical Technology before taking on a role as Project Manager in a leading engineering department, managing and developing new plastic components and relevant accessories for auto pump systems. After four years he moved to a role as a senior process engineer […]

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Jonty Hines

Jonty Hines, Key Account Manager

Jonty is Key Account Manager at Warwick Music Group. As a student, Jonty studied tuba and piano at the music centre his children now attend and in the early noughties he travelled the UK, playing the piano and singing as part of a touring covers band performing classic hits from as far back as the […]

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Julie Fews, Publishing Manager

Since graduating from University with a BA (Hons) in Music and Business Management and a PGCE in Primary Education, Julie has gathered over 20 years experience in primary education having worked as a classroom teacher, governor and deputy head of schools in the Midlands. Julie is also an accomplished brass musician, holding principal positions with […]

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Kate Greenall, Chief of Staff

Hi, I’m Kate. I’ve always had a love for music and after starting to play the clarinet aged six went on to study at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. I now spend most of my spare time supporting my three children as they learn their own instruments! As Chief of Staff my […]

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Rich Breske

Rich Breske, Director of US Marketing

Rich grew up on Chicago’s south side and attended Marist High School, where he was an active member and drum major of the school’s marching band. He attended Elmhurst College, receiving a degree in marketing and music-business. His early career included time at the Chicago Symphony and Ravinia Festival organizations, as well as classes at […]

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Richard Harvey

Richard Harvey, Education Ambassador

Richard Harvey MMus BMus(Hons) FRSM AMusTCL was born in Slough in 1973 and began learning the trombone at the age of eleven. Leaving school at sixteen, he joined the Royal Marines Band Service and studied under the renowned orchestral trombonist Albert Thompson. During his time under training Richard won the prestigious Cassel Prize – an annual […]

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Steven Greenall, Chief Executive

Steven has over twenty-five years’ experience working in the creative industries. From 2000 – 2007 he served as Executive Director of the International Trombone Association based in the United States. Joining the Advantage Creative Fund in 2007 as Managing Director of their small investment portfolio, he also worked as an investment director and entrepreneur-in-residence at […]

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