Welcome to NYJO

NYJO is a large organisation that means a great deal to many people – participants and their families, musicians and educators, guest artists and promoters, venues and audiences. Everyone matters, and everyone who gets involved helps to shape who we are and where we are going. But at the heart of the organisation is a very small group of people that I am proud to work alongside, whether we’re dreaming up new ideas or solving problems together: our staff and trustees are dedicated and driven, imaginative and fun. I hope you enjoy this short introduction to each of us and that you can find the contact you are looking for – if you can’t, please just give us a call and we’ll be happy to help.

 

Susie York Skinner, Chief Executive

Susie York Skinner

Susie
York Skinner

Chief Executive

Susie leads NYJO and the team.

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Mark Armstrong

Mark
Armstrong

Artistic Director

Mark looks after NYJO's music and musicians.

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Mariana Curado

Mariana
Curado

Communications Manager

Mariana works in audience development.

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Debbie Forwood

Debbie
Forwood

Head of Development

Debbie leads our fundraising department.

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Beth Ismay

Beth
Ismay

Learning Coordinator

Beth looks after Learning activity.

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Liam Kirkman

Liam
Kirkman

Ensembles Manager

Liam manages our professional ensembles.

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Paul Lewis

Paul
Lewis

Creative Producer

Paul drives NYJO's artistic vision.

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Yvette Mburu

Yvette
Mburu

Finance Manager

Yvette manages our Finances.

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Chris Moody

Chris
Moody

Head of Communications

Chris leads on Marketing, Comms, Digital & PR.

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Vikki Moorhouse

Vikki
Moorhouse

Head of Learning

Vikki leads our Learning offer.

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Cameron Reynolds

Cameron
Reynolds

Digital Learning Content Manager

Cam runs NYJO's Digital Learning projects.

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Winston Rollins

Winston
Rollins

Head of Professional Development

Win looks after NYJO's musicians.

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Phillippa Scammell

Phillippa
Scammell

Development Manager

Pip looks after Fundraising.

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Projjol Banerjea

Projjol
Banerjea

Trustee

Projjol is a Digital Communications specialist.

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Paul Boniface

Paul
Boniface

Trustee

Paul is a Governance and HR specialist.

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Janet Campbell

Janet
Campbell

Trustee

Janet is a specialist in HR and organisational development.

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Nikki Iles BEM

Nikki
Iles BEM

Trustee

Nikki is an award-winning jazz pianist, composer and teacher.

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Linda Laszewski Hill

Linda
Laszewski Hill

Trustee

Linda is a legal expert.

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Alan Ridgeway

Alan
Ridgeway

Treasurer

Alan is a Finance specialist.

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Orphy Robinson MBE

Orphy
Robinson MBE

Vice-Chair

Orphy is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist.

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Tricia Sibbons

Tricia
Sibbons

Trustee

Tricia is a Fundraising expert.

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Cindy Sughrue OBE

Cindy
Sughrue OBE

Trustee

Cindy is a UK cultural sector expert.

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Nigel Tully MBE

Nigel
Tully MBE

Chair

Nigel was Executive Chair of NYJO from 2009-2021.

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Patron

His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex KG GCVO

Life President And Founder

WMA Ashton OBE MA DipEd (Oxon) FCLCM

Honorary Vice Presidents

Baroness Amos CH, Guy Barker MBE, Lord Coe, Lord Colwyn, Dame Cleo Laine, Kelvin Hopkins, Chi Onwurah MP, Martin Taylor MBE.

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