We are pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Robinson as our new Chief Executive.
Since taking the bold step of changing our name from the Musicians Benevolent Fund in January 2014, we have been on a path to ensure our relevance and impact within a fast-changing music industry. Richard will lead the charity into the next ambitious phase of development as we head towards our centenary year in 2021, keeping musicians and creators of music at the centre of our work.
From an early career in journalism, Richard has raised the profile and funds for a number of worthy charities in the creative arts, education and healthcare - raising over £100m in the process. He joined the Olympic Park charity, The Legacy List, just before the Games in 2012, and led the drive for innovative arts, culture and creative education programming. He brings a wealth of experience as well as a strong passion and reputation for working closely with the creative community.
On the appointment, Chairman Graham Sheffield says: “I am delighted to welcome Richard as our new Chief Executive at this exciting moment for Help Musicians UK. Richard comes to us with an impressive track record in the charity sector and a strong and active love of music, both of which will be huge assets as he works with our team and the music sector towards our centenary year in 2021.”
Richard says: “Help Musicians UK has an unrivalled reputation in supporting and enhancing the lives of musicians across the country. I am proud to be leading the organisation as it moves into a new, ambitious phase of growth. I look forward to working closely with the industry, our donors and stakeholders as we meet head-on the challenges facing this vibrant and innovative sector.”