Andrew has wide experience of managing businesses based in the area of sports governance and major events. From 2001 until 2014 Andrew held the position of CEO to the commercial arm of the governing body of motorsport in the UK and was responsible for managing some of the nation’s largest annual sporting events, including the British rounds of the World Rally Championship and the F1 British Grand Prix.
Originally from Yorkshire, Andrew played the cornet for a number of the region’s bands in the 1970’s and 80’s including Horbury Victoria and ending up at the Yorkshire Imps. He took up the cornet again two years ago and currently enjoys playing alongside his daughter in the Sussex-based LGB Brass.
As an experienced administrator, Louise came to Brass Bands England in January 2016. She has played the flute since the age of 10 but unfortunately not a brass instrument and is hoping to be forgiven for this.
Louise started her career in a financial services apprenticeship, auditing grant applications and then moved to hotel accounts to gain practical experience, working for The Lowry Hotel and the Radisson Blu group. She then moved into ticketing, working for Ticketmaster and Quaytickets (part of The Lowry Theatre) and her team provided the online box office for the Youth Championships 2015. She has recently relocated to Yorkshire, working for the RSPB in administration and finance, before gaining a position at BBE.
Vicky has been involved in brass bands all her life. With both parents playing it was just a matter of time before she started to learn and rather than sitting through numerous rehearsals, concerts and contests be a part of them herself. She has continued to play and be a part of local banding, which is something that she very much enjoys.
Her family have even started on the next generation now and the tune a day book is once again being brought out of the cupboard for her five year old daughter. She has a passion for banding and especially the benefits that it can bring to a community both the younger and older generations alike.