Nick AllottRead Profile →
Joined Cameron Mackintosh in 1981 as executive producer for Cats and subsequently Les Misérables, Miss Saigon, The Phantom of the Opera, Oliver! and My Fair Lady. Executive producer of the film of Les Misérables and both the bestselling Concert DVDs from the O2 and Royal Albert Hall. Since 2000, Managing Director of Cameron Mackintosh Ltd, a worldwide production company which also owns Music Theatre International in New York and seven (soon to be nine) West End theatres.
For ten years he has been Chairman of the Soho Theatre & Writers Centre, London and also a trustee of the iconic Roundhouse. He was a board member of the London 2012 Olympic Festival and was one of the panel to select the UK City of Culture 2017. A member of the Mayor of London’s Cultural Strategy Group and a UK Business Ambassador, he was awarded an OBE for services to theatre and charity by the Queen in the 2014 New Years Honours.
Nick BlackburnRead Profile →
Nick Blackburn has had a diverse career; from Manager of pop group Procol Harum to the ticket agency See Tickets. He set up See Tickets in 2002 after spending 12 years at rival group, Ticketmaster. His company employs 400 people and sells tickets to all the major events and shows in the UK.
Andy CoulsonRead Profile →
Andy Coulson is the Founder of Coulson Partners, providing high-impact advice on corporate strategy, reputation and communications to CEOs, leaders and entrepreneurs. He is the former Downing Street Director of Communications and was Editor of the News of the World from 2003 until 2007. Andy continues to serve on the advisory board of Tickets For Troops, a charity he helped establish in 2009.
Kevin GodlingtonRead Profile →
Kevin Godlington grew up in state care in Lancashire. Aged 16 he joined the army with no qualifications. Kevin left regular and reserve service in 2003 having served on operations all over the world.
Kevin is now the founder and the CEO of an African development company that specializes in working in former conflict nations. He leads investment teams in setting up large scale agricultural projects. Kevin is currently responsable for managing assets of over $100M in four different countries across Africa.
In 2010 Kevin set up the Godlington Foundation which operates orphanages in Sierra Leone and provides funding for veterans initiatives in the UK.
Alex HillRead Profile →
Alex Hill is President of AEG Europe. In this role, Alex is responsible for overseeing all activity and business units of AEG throughout Europe, which is split into the following divisions; AEG Presents, AEG Global Partnerships, AEG Real Estate, AEG Facilities and AEG Sport. This activity includes 20 music, sport and entertainment venues; a number of festivals including the Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park concert series; sports franchises such as German ice hockey club Eisbären Berlin and Stockholm’s Hammarby Sports Association; entertainment districts The O2 in London and Mercedes Platz in Berlin and more diverse businesses such as MBNA Thames Clippers, the London river boat service.
David JosephRead Profile →
David Joseph is the Chairman and CEO of one of the UK's leading music companies, and is responsible for more than one in three albums sold in the UK and is currently enjoying success with a diverse range of artists including Cheryl Cole, Snow Patrol, Lady Gaga and The Black Eyed Peas as well as Duffy and Take That - the two biggest-selling artists of 2008.
Carl Leighton-PopeRead Profile →
Carl Leighton-Pope started his music career in 1972 when he opened a recording studio in South Wales and managed a band called Sassafras, signed to Chrysalis Records. Sassafras toured the UK, Europe and the US in the mid seventies. After they broke up in 1977, Carl joined NEMS agency and signed acts including Dire Straits, Simple Minds, Patti Smith, The Motors, UFO and Camel. He formed the Performing Artists Network Agency in 1979 and extended his representation to acts including Journey, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Huey Lewis, SAGA and The Fixx and went on to manage UFO.
In 1984, Carl signed Bryan Adams for his agency and Matt Bianco for management, taking both acts with him a year later, along with SAGA, when he set up Bonaire Records, publishing and management company with offices in London, Los Angeles and Munich.
In 1991, he started the Leighton-Pope Organisation enjoying substantial success touring The Chippendales, Bonnie Tyler and Van Morrison around Europe. He is still working with most of his artistes and his most recent client Michael Bublé has been selling out arenas throughout the world.
From January 1, 2004 he has taken on the role of a consultant to WWE and Harlem Globetrotters for all of their live performances outside North America. This is a huge role encompassing all territories in the world and developing the brand with live events in arenas.
2006 signings included Keith Urban and Billy Ocean.
His most recent signing is Hayley Westenra.
Carl is also a consultant for the Secondary Ticketing company Viagogo.
Gary LydiateRead Profile →
Gary Lydiate is CEO of Kilfrost Group. Prior to that he served 20 years in the Royal Navy and held a senior appointment at BAE Systems.
Sir Peter NorrissRead Profile →
Air Marshal Sir Peter Norriss had 35 years in the Royal Air Force as a pilot, flying instructor and operational commander on fast-jet aircraft, before moving into staff appointments largely involved with future equipment. He retired from the RAF in 2001 when Deputy Chief of Defence Procurment (Operations) and Controller Aircraft on the Air Force Board. He then had several appointments advising aeropace and defence companies, was a non-executive director, and now acts as a university adviser. He is a graduate of Cambridge University and of Harvard Business Schools' Advanced Management Program.
Helen ParkerRead Profile →
Helen Parker is the Executive Vice President at NBC Universal
John ReidRead Profile →
John Reid is responsible for running the European touring and festival business for Live Nation. Reid joined Live Nation Entertainment as President of Live Nation Europe-Concerts in January of 2012.
Prior to joining Live Nation Entertainment, he served as President of Warner Music Europe and Vice Chairman of Warner Music International. He joined Warner Music Group in 2000, where he ran international marketing and the development of several US stars including Michael Buble, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Madonna, Green Day and Linkin Park, as well as the global prominence of European artists such as Muse, James Blunt and Enya.
Earlier in his career, he served as President of Island Def Jam in the US, CEO of Polygram Canada, and was an artist manager. Reid holds a business degree from Trinity College Dublin.
Lady Caroline RichardsRead Profile →
Lady Richards is an Author, charity trustee and winner of a Points of Light Award for her work establishing schools in Afghanistan as part of the Afghan Appeal Fund.
Elisabeth RobertsRead Profile →
Lieutenant Colonel Elisabeth Roberts commissioned into the Royal Corps of Signals in 1999 and has a rewarding and varied career serving on operations including Northern Ireland and Iraq as well as having extensive experience in the training environment. She currently works in the MOD delivering Defence’s contribution to national commemorative events and leading the Defence improving gender balance programme.
Elisabeth’s relationship with Tickets For Troops began in 2016 when she took on the new role of Donor Liaison and Ambassador Coordinator, including responsibility for designing, implementing and leading the new volunteer ambassador programme. Her background and degree is in the Arts and Elisabeth is a passionate advocate for the value of the Arts being acknowledged and made accessible to everyone.
Frank WarrenRead Profile →
Frank Warren is an English boxing manager and promoter, and has managed some of Britain's best boxers of the last twenty five years, including 'Prince' Naseem Hamed, Nigel Benn, Joe Calzaghe and Ricky Hatton. In December 2007, Warren was elected for induction in the International Boxing Hall of Fame, inducted in June 2008. Warren was also the founder and owner of the London Arena.
David WebbRead Profile →
David was commissioned from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst into The Queen's Royal Irish Hussars in April 1990. As an officer in an Armoured Regiment, David held a number of leadership positions in Reconnaissance and within a main Battle Tank Sabre Squadron. David Served in Iraq and Bosnia, and was an instructor in Armoured warfare in Suffield Canada. David left the Army in 1998 as a Captain.
Following a short stint in Marketing and Sales at London Irish Rugby Club, David joined Stewart Grand Prix Formula One Team as Executive Assistant to Sir Jackie Stewart O.B.E. After 7 years within the Formula One industry, David left Jaguar Racing as the Head of Marketing, to become the Head of Brand and Marketing at The Royal Bank of Scotland. David is now President International, at Just Marketing International, which is a Motorsports marketing agency specialising in all forms of Motorsport sponsorship.
Chris WilsonRead Profile →
Chris Wilson joined the Tickets For Troops Advisory Board in March 2021. He has been Chair of the Trustees of BFBS since December 2018, having been a member of the Board since 2010.
He was commissioned into the Royal Artillery in 1973 and retired from the Army as a Major General in 2010, after a 38-year career which culminated in the appointment as Master General of the Ordnance and membership of the Army Board.
He joined Thales UK as the Head of Land Strategy and Marketing in 2011 before finally retiring in March 2019.
He was made a Commander of the British Empire in 2004 and a Companion of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath in 2009.