Hugh Burkitt is Chief Executive of The Marketing Society and has spent forty years studying and practising marketing. He has worked for Unilever and with Diageo, Nestle, Mars, and the John Lewis Partnership. He was Chairman of the advertising agency Burkitt DDB and has served on the council of the Advertising Standards Authority and the Advertising Association. He is a trustee of Barnardo’s and a director of VSO UK.
He became a trustee of the AAM in May 2013.
Matthew Ferrey spent his career in the international oil business. He retired recently in order to focus on his not-for-profit and other business interests. After periods in Cape Town, New York, Dallas and Singapore with Caltex Petroleum, he returned to the UK in 1985 as Managing Director of Marimpex Petroleum. In 1993 he joined the Vitol Group where he was latterly senior partner. He is a Governor of the Royal Academy of Music, and other interests include skiing, sailing, politics and philosophy.
Graham Nicholson spent 38 years at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer where he was a corporate transactions lawyer specialising in financial institutions. He served as a partner for a short time in New York and in Singapore, but mainly in London, and also served as the managing partner of the firm. In 2009 he joined the Bank of England as Chief Legal Advisor and Advisor to the Governor, retiring in 2015. He was formerly a director of the City of London Sinfonia and the Barbican Centre Trust. He was educated at Trinity Hall, Cambridge and attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in 1990.
Philip Jones was a Choral Scholar at New College, Oxford, where he graduated with a degree in Music, before pursuing a career in business. As a partner at Accenture, he worked across consumer products and media industries specialising mainly in global logistics and IT programmes. He is Chairman of Awards for Young Musicians, a charity supporting talented young musicians from low-income families, and became a trustee of the AAM in October 2013.
John Reeve was a Partner at Deloitte for 24 years, specialising in large-scale technology projects in the financial services sector. At the time of his retirement in 2010 he was the Technology Consulting leader for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. In parallel with his business career, he has continued to be a keen amateur musician and music historian, playing lutes and guitars from the renaissance and baroque periods as well as the classical guitar. He is a trustee of the Lute Society and was elected Chairman in 2009. He has degrees in Philosophy from the University of Sussex and University College London.
Terence Sinclair became a trustee of the AAM in 2011. He is a Managing Director of Citigroup, where he heads the equity research business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and serves as a member of the bank's equity advisory committee. He has worked in financial markets since 1996. He began his career at Welsh National Opera as one of its staff producers, and more recently was Finance Director of the Hay Festival of Literature. He read philosophy at King's College, Cambridge.
Madeleine Tattersall trained as a nurse at the Middlesex Hospital, London and as a midwife in Edinburgh and then changed direction by going into the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as a secretary working for Sir John Tooley, the General Director. Following a brief spell in the Touring Department at the Arts Council of Great Britain, she returned to Covent Garden to work for Peter Katona, Artistic Administrator for the Royal Opera Company. This was followed by five years with the Philharmonia Orchestra as Administrator to the Friends of the Philharmonia. Since 2009 she has been on the Development and Fundraising Boards of the Academy of Ancient Music, and took up her position as a trustee in 2013. She was also the Chair of the AAM 40th anniversary gala committee.
Janet Unwin has experience in international affairs and the world of music on both sides of the Atlantic. She served in HM Diplomatic Service, chiefly at the UK Mission to the UN in New York, and subsequently worked for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in New York, and the David Davies Memorial Institute and the Royal Institute for International Affairs in London. During a second period in New York she co-ordinated the music programme for Britain Salutes New York (a British arts festival), and on return to the UK she devised fundraising musical events for the National Arts Collection Fund. She is an Associate of the Royal College of Music, a past Member of Council of the Royal School of Church Music, and a Trustee of the Parkhouse Award (an international chamber music competition). She has degrees in English and Medieval Studies from Oxford.
Music Director, Academy of Ancient Music