Jamie is the Chief Executive of UK Music, the body representing the UK music industry. Jamie is an experienced campaigner, a communications specialist and a former political adviser who has held senior roles at the highest levels of Government. He previously worked as a special adviser to the Health Secretary Matt Hancock and was also a special adviser at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. Before entering Government, Jamie worked for the election strategist Sir Lynton Crosby and as a political adviser for the Conservative Party.
Jamie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music from the University of Nottingham and a Masters in International Relations. He is a trustee of Britten Pears Arts and sits on the advisory boards of the London Philharmonic Orchestra and English National Opera, as well as the Creative Industries Council.
He is a trained pianist and conductor, and frequently appears in the media both representing UK Music and as a political commentator.