New Chair – Elizabeth Humphreys

A portrait of Liz Humphreys, smiling, looking at the camera

Drake Music Scotland is delighted to announce Elizabeth Humphreys as its new Chair.

Liz has over 30 years of public and third sector experience, leading at Board level for the last ten years in a wide range of strategic roles. Her areas of specialism include championing equality & diversity; collaborating within complex stakeholder environments; leading change; and corporate governance, including business strategy, resilience and risk management.  In addition to her role as chair of Drake Music Scotland, she is currently Vice-Chair of Independent Living Fund Scotland and works with three befriending charities. She believes passionately in the value of creativity and the arts to enhance all our lives and has had a life-long involvement with music, originally as a performer and latterly as a writer.

Speaking after her appointment, Liz said “I am delighted to be the new chair of Drake Music Scotland. I care passionately about helping disabled people to live their own lives. I am so impressed by the power of their work in helping musicians to achieve their artistic ambitions. Building on the huge success of our 20th anniversary in 2018, I look forward to being part of this amazing organisation’s incredible journey.”

Chief Executive of Drake Music Scotland, Thursa Sanderson OBE said “We’re delighted to have Liz as our new Chairman, bringing with her such a breadth of experience from her time with the Scottish Government, her current role with the Independent Living Fund, her commitment to equalities and to enabling people to take the lead in decision-making about how they live their lives.  We’re looking forward to her expertise benefiting us in a range of areas from strategic planning to increased opportunities for disabled people to be involved in all aspects of our operation and at Board level.”