Music Venue Trust (MVT), the UK charity which represents hundreds of grassroots music venues, has announced several changes to its Board of Trustees including the appointment of new Co-Chairs and a Treasurer.
Following a period of rapid expansion during the pandemic, MVT has been working towards a sustainable future to continue its essential work to protect, secure and improve grassroots music venues across the UK. In addition to the ongoing growth and development of its existing team, it has made some changes its Board of Trustees to ensure appropriate governance and oversight of the charity’s wider remit and budgets.
Bonita McKinney and Phyllis Belezos have been appointed Co-Chairs of MVT and will succeed Sarah Thirtle in the role.
Phyllis who is the Director of Heliocentric Entertainment, a music talent booking & consultancy agency, originally became an Industry Patron for MVT in 2018 and joined the Board of Trustees in March 2019. Bonita, who is Label & Partnerships Manager at Ingrooves Music Group, joined as a trustee in December 2019. Both played an important role within the organisation throughout the pandemic, particularly when assessing the financial support that MVT was able to give to individual venues in response to the significant funds raised by its hugely successful #SaveOurVenues campaign.
Phyllis Belezos, Director of Heliocentric Entertainment