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Meet the team

Chief Executive

Judith Webster

Judith has been the CEO of Music for Youth since 2012, and brings many years of experience of working in the arts in an educational capacity following an early career as a music therapist. As CEO she provides strategic leadership across all areas, and represents the organisation within the wider music education and arts sectors.

Director of Operations

Lindsey Podolanski

Lindsey is responsible for our strategic and organisational development, service delivery for central support functions and support to the CEO in developing strategic plans.

Lindsey is part of the Senior Management Team supporting the Charity’s potential expansion and supports the CEO in extending the charity’s overall reach, financial performance and budgetary control as well as taking responsibility for meeting all statutory and regulatory standards.

Head of Projects

Zoe Coakley

As Head of Projects, Zoe leads the Programmes team in developing, managing and delivering MFY’s programmes of events and projects. She works closely with the CEO to ensure that the programming supports MFY’s vision and strategic objectives; and she manages relationships with MFY’s wide network of partners and stakeholders. Zoe is passionate about music and has an outstanding track record of developing and delivering high-quality programmes and events for a diverse range of audiences and participants.

Youth Engagement Producer

Claire Sivier

Claire joined MFY on a part-time basis in late 2020. As Youth Engagement Producer, she works primarily with the programmes team to engage with young people in all areas of Music for Youths work. This involves consulting with young people from around the country about their needs, and creative interests, and finding ways of working with them to incorporate this into the MFY programme, including performance opportunities, artists development, and career opportunities in non-performance roles. 

IT Project Manager

Robert Spencer

After a career in corporate IT Management, Robert is now a freelance IT Project Manager working with the MFY team. He provides strategic advice, support and project management for all aspects of the information technology used by the team. Outside work, Robert is a keen viola player, playing in several amateur orchestras in London and Berkshire.

Digital Content Executive

Maddie Osborn

Maddie works as part of the communications team, managing content for the website and for MFY's social media. She has a background in music and many years' experience in marketing and communications. 

Office Manager

Lauren Favish

Lauren has worked at Music For Youth for 3 1/2 years as finance and office manager, overseeing all areas of finance and administration including: payroll , accounts payable and receivables.

Communications Manager

Rebecca Campbell

Rebecca is a creative marketing professional with over 14 years’ experience across a variety of industries. She oversees Marketing and Communications at Music for Youth, with the aim of strengthening the MFY brand, reaching new audiences and building on our relationship with young people. She loves all kinds of music and is looking forward to attending live performances and festivals again soon!

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