The Board

Andrew Sutch (Chairman)

Mr Sutch is a corporate lawyer and a consultant to Stephenson Harwood LLP. He was a partner of that firm for over 30 years and its senior partner for 10 years. He has extensive experience in advising investment funds and investment managers. He is chairman of JPMorgan Claverhouse Investment Trust Plc, a director of Jupiter European Opportunities Trust Plc and a council member of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

Rupert Perry CBE

Mr Perry joined EMI Music in 1971 and spent the next 30 years involved with the company’s record business around the world. In 1976, he was appointed Vice President of Artist and Repertoire for Capitol Records in the U.S., a post he held until 1982 when he was made President of EMI America. In 1985 he enjoyed a brief stint as Managing Director of EMI Australia before returning to London as President of EMI Records UK from 1986 to 1995. Mr Perry went on to become President of EMI Europe from 1995 to 1999 and Senior Vice President Worldwide from 1999 to 2002.

During his time at EMI, Mr Perry was appointed Chairman of the UK Music Trade Association, British Phonographic Industries (BPI), a role he carried out from 1993 to 1995. Following that, Mr Perry also served as Chairman of the European Board for the International Federation of Phonographic Industries (IFPI).

Mr Perry was awarded a CBE for his services to the British music industry in the Queen’s New Year Honours List of 1997. In 2004 he was given the IFPI Medal for services to the international recording industry.

Andrew Wilkinson

Mr Wilkinson is a Chartered Accountant who has worked at KPMG Peat Marwick and merchant bankers Leopold Joseph. Mr Wilkinson was a founder of the Promo Group, which managed the business affairs of the Rolling Stones. In 1981, he became a partner of Prince Rupert Loewenstein, providing business management services to clients in the entertainment and sports sectors.

Mr Wilkinson is co-founder and CEO of Music Plus Sport Ltd. and its subsidiary Live at the Races Limited. The group specialises in large-scale concerts at sport events. Further, Mr Wilkinson is founder and Chief Executive of Kingstreet Tours Limited, a company that has been at the forefront of concert tour production for 30 years.

Mr Wilkinson is a member of the Fundraising Committee and former treasurer of Nordoff Robbins, a charity that uses music therapy in the treatment and care of autistic children and a director of the Committee of Wincanton racecourse.

Simon Holden

Mr Holden is a resident in Guernsey, and he has more than 15 years of experience in private equity investment and portfolio company operations roles. Working with Candover Investments and then Terra Firma Capital Partners since 2008, he has completed a number of successful buy-outs and held a number of board-level operational roles alongside the executive teams of portfolio companies. He left Terra Firma in late 2015 to take up a limited number of independent directorships of alternative investment funds and fiduciary and trading company clients, including Permira’s global buy-out funds. Simon graduated from the University of Cambridge with a MEng and MA (Cantab) in Manufacturing Engineering, holds the IMC and is a member of the States of Guernsey’s GIFA, NED Forum and IP Commercial Group.