Following our recent merger with Nordoff Robbins in Scotland, we are excited to announce the appointment of Angus Nelson, who will be joining our organisation in the newly created role of Head of Scotland.

We are delighted to welcome Angus who will take up the post officially on the 12 November.  Angus will work with our team, supporters and partners to develop the work of Nordoff Robbins in Scotland.

Angus has more than 20 years’ experience working in the voluntary sector for charities that focus on medical research and service delivery, the arts, the environment and latterly international development.  For more than half that time he has filled senior roles responsible for strategic planning, leading teams and managing high level external relationships.

At the British Heart Foundation, Alzheimer’s Society and most recently Oxfam Scotland his remit predominately focused on generating income for projects and programmes of work from statutory and voluntary sources – high net worth individuals and charitable trusts and foundations. 

His experience and expertise will now be shared in his new role to support us in reaching more people in Scotland than ever before.

In October of this year, we merged with our sister organisation, Nordoff Robbins Scotland, a significant step which saw our two organisations come together to form a single UK wide Nordoff Robbins charity.

As a single charity, we aim to use our combined wealth of expertise and joint commitment to delivering high-quality music therapy to expand our reach and help even more vulnerable and isolated people in communities where the power of music will be used to change lives. 

The merger will offer a wealth of opportunity for us to continue developing our life-changing work in Scotland and to grow music therapy provision across the UK, with Angus playing a pivotal role.

Julie Whelan, our CEO says “We are delighted to be welcoming Angus to the Nordoff Robbins fold. Under his leadership and guidance, our charity has a truly brilliant opportunity to develop service provision in Scotland and to grow our reach across communities where our help is needed most. With Angus, along with all our Scottish colleagues, we look forward to taking some great steps in achieving our central mission – to make music therapy available to all who need it”