Record industry charity The BRIT Trust has announced the appointment of two new trustees, Mulika Sannie and Kwame Kwaten.
Founder in 1989, the Trust has recently also updated its guiding mission, refined to now read Improving lives through the power of music and the creative arts. The organisation has distributed over £27 million to a range of music and creative-related causes.
Mulika Sannie, who is VP of Business Affairs at Kobalt, said:
‘I have always admired the significant contribution The BRITs have made to the music industry, and I have worked with the BPI as a board member of its Music Export Growth Scheme for over three years. So when I was asked if I wanted to become a trustee of The BRIT Trust there was absolutely no question about it, it was a swift and definitive ‘yes’! I really am looking forward to working with the rest of the trustees to ensure that The BRIT Trust continues to support and grow the UK music industry from all areas.’
Kwame Kwaten, Director of A&R Point Blank Recordings, and Manager at Ferocious Talent, said:
‘I have been in the music business for 32 years and working with The BRITs for the last three years co-chairing its Diversity Advisory Group. So I was obviously honoured to have been elected onto the board of The BRIT Trust. I have to be honest here…. on receiving the email I yelled out very loudly and my wife had to come over to check I was alright. I will not repeat what I said, but just know that I am happy to be a trustee of The BRIT Trust!’
The BRIT Trust is chaired by John Craig OBE, who, in welcoming the new trustees and reflecting on the recent refresh at the Trust, said:
‘I am delighted to welcome Mulika and Kwame as our newest trustees. They know only too well the power that music has to improve people’s lives – which lies at the very heart of our mission and all the work that we fund. Their arrival will help to bring added impetus at a time of exciting change at The BRIT Trust so that it can continue to serve our industry and support charities such as The BRIT School, Nordoff Robbins and others, that do so much to promote education and wellbeing.’
Header photo: Mulika Sannie and Kwame Kwaten