Trust Governance

The Lowde Music Trust has a board of Trustees who assist in the overall corporate governance, strategic development, fund raising, and mentoring of awardees. Jennifer Lowde, Keith’s wife, chairs the board.

The Chair of Trustees

Jenny Lowde

Jenny has spent her whole life and career working in the entertainment business.  Initially running her own school of dance, Jenny has subsequently directed and choreographed many shows and musical productions. She is noted for her work with youth and special needs groups and in 1995 she was appointed Dance Development Co-ordinator for Woking Dance Festival where her role was to initiate and develop an ongoing programme to complement and feed into the annual International Festival.

 

Jenny's work embraces all cultures abilities and ages. As a result Jenny has established important and lasting relationships with educational institutions, professional arts companies, theatres, commercial organisations and the media.

 

After 12 years working with Woking Dance Festival, she founded Woking Arts Management a company dedicated to facilitating visual and performing arts through event and production management, technical support, educational classes sourcing professional tutors and developing young artists.  Since 1997 Woking Arts Management has held an annual dance competition in association with the All England Federation of Dance, it attracts over a thousand entries from the South East of England and the Channel Islands.

 

Jenny is currently a Director of Entertainment Connect a company that produces professional entertainment for the cruise industry.

 

Jenny would like to sincerely thank the Trustees and everyone involved with The Lowde Music Trust and to those who have supported the trust making it possible for us to carry Keiths name on and continue developing the work he was so passionate about. 

The Trustees

Guy Fletcher OBE

Guy has been a respected songwriter since the sixties. Recordings of his songs by Elvis Presley, Cliff Richard, Ray Charles, Frankie Valli, Joe Cocker and many other international stars have ensured Guy’s place in British pop history. He was Chairman of BASCA for over a decade and is now Chairman of the PERFORMING RIGHT SOCIETY .Wearing his commercial hat, he is also Chairman of COMMERCIAL ARTS LTD , a music rights management company specialising in bringing high-quality music based projects and their creators to their markets. Guy  was a long-term friend of Keith Lowde and is delighted to be a part of the Trust set up in his name.


Hedley Finn MBE

Hedley a is design consultant to the Enhancing the Healing Environment Programme and has been a major contributor to the programme since its inception. As well as having undertaken assignments for international clients such as Vodafone and Barclays Bank, he also works as a communications consultant for various NHS trusts and other organisations such as the Camelot Foundation. He is the founder and Chair of Radio Lollipop and was appointed MBE in 1992 for his work for charity. 

Andrew Key (Treasurer)

A Chartered Management Accountant, Andy is a Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and has practiced as a business advisor for 17 years. He has worked with dozens of clients in the private and public sector at every stage in their evolution. He has worked with individual entrepreneurs and small businesses helping them refine their business plans and secure funding, right through to supporting multi-nationals and government agencies restructure their operations. Born and raised in Surrey, Andy has known the Lowde family since childhood - so he knows well, respects, and is excited by the values and ambitions that underpin the Trust's objectives. 

 

Stuart Pole

 

Stuart is a Certified Management Consultant who, after his twenty five year career with global IT companies, in 1994 founded and for eleven years ran Business Development Associates, a specialist new business sales’ practice. He retired in 2004, and is a trustee of Community Action Hertsmere as well as of the Lowde Music Trust. Stuart and Keith Lowde were lifelong close friends from their meeting as teenagers in 1959.

Executive Team

Martin Lowde

Martin has spent 2O years working in the media business. From 12 years at ITV where he helped shape the UKs broadcast sponsorship and licensing business through to his role as Director of Digital Entertainment at  19 Entertainment working with international brands including American Idol, Formula 1, David Beckham, and the Spice Girls. Martin is now MD of his own succesful business Brands with Influence (BWI) offering services including Marketing, Merchandise and Licensing, IP Management and Programme development. In addition to Martin's role at the Trust, he is also Festival Director of Lowde Fest, the annual music festival held in Hampshire.