Joining in 2020, Jamie served as CEO of the company and helped steer the sector through the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to UK Music, he worked as a special adviser for former health secretary Matt Hancock and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. Leaving to a huge number of platitudes from the music sector, Jamie played a major role in creating the new national plan for music education as well as leading efforts that helped secure the safe return of live music after the COVID shutdown whilst increasing UK Music’s work on diversity and inclusion. More recently he has been advocating for a fairer, regulated approach to Generative AI threatening music creators. Jamie was a good ally of ours here and we wish him the best.