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Who is Who

The Musicians' Union is a globally-respected organisation which represents over 30,000 musicians working in all sectors of the music business.

As well as negotiating on behalf of musicians with all the major employers in the industry, the MU offers a range of services tailored for the self-employed by providing assistance for professional and student musicians of all ages.

MU members, regardless of their genre of music, are part of one of the leading music industry bodies in Europe and the Union’s democratic structures offer every opportunity for musicians to influence MU policy.

MU HQ (National Office)


General Secretary
Horace Trubridge

Assistant General Secretary, Finance & Administration
David Ashley

Assistant General Secretary, Music Industry
Naomi Pohl

Communications and Government Relations

Head of Communications & Government Relations
Isabelle Gutierrez

PR & Marketing Official
Keith Ames

Campaigns & Social Media Official
Maddy Radcliff

Online Communications Officer
Autumn Sharkey


In House Solicitor
Dawn Rodger

Education and Training

National Organiser, Education & Training
Diane Widdison

Music Education Official
David Barnard

Music Education Official
Chris Walters

Education and Equalities Officer
Florence Morris


Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Official
John Shortell

Live Performance

National Organiser, Live Performance
Dave Webster

Live Performance Official
Kelly Wood

Recording and Broadcasting

National Organiser, Recording & Broadcasting
Phil Kear

Recording & Broadcasting Official
Michael Sweeney

Licensing & Distribution Official
Annie Turner

Sessions Official
Geoff Ellerby


National Organiser, Orchestras
Jo Laverty

Orchestras Official
Morris Stemp

Executive Committee

Scotland & Northern Ireland
Alex Gascoine, Rab Noakes

North of England
Dave Pigott, Brian Pilsbury, Eileen Spencer

Pete Hartley, Rosalind Page

East & SE England
Harriet Bennett, Julian Field, Andi Hopgood, Xenia Horne

Wales & SW England
Ruth Ballantyne, Rachael Parvin

Steve Done, Rick Finlay, David Lee, Gerald Newson, Sarah Williams, Natalie Witts