British Association for PERFORMING Arts Medicine

Board of Trustees


Peter Leathem OBE

Chair of the Board

Peter Leathem joined PPL as Head of Legal and Business Affairs in 2002. Following several senior positions within the company since that time, including Managing Director, he was appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer in January 2012. Prior to joining the company, he was a partner for eight years with City law firm GSC Solicitors, where he specialised in intellectual property and was Head of the Intellectual Property Department.

Peter has been a director of PPL since 2006. He is also a director of VPL (the music video licensing company), PPL PRS Ltd (the public performance licensing joint venture company with PRS for Music), UK Music (which represents the recorded, published and live sectors of the music industry), and the British Copyright Council (which represents the broader copyright community). He is also Chairman of the British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (a healthcare charity for those in the performing arts), a member of the board of SCAPR (the organisation for collective management organisations around the world representing performers),a Trustee of the Ivors Academy Trust (a charity which seeks to educate the public and to empower and support music creators) and a Director of Starlight Events Ltd.

Peter Leathem
John Turner

John Turner


John Turner is a Chartered Accountant and former Managing Director at an international investment bank. Since retiring from full time employment four years ago, he has redeployed his skills in the not-for-profit sector. John joined the Board of BAPAM in 2018.

He is a Non-Executive Director of Certitude London (a London based provider of care and support for adults with learning disabilities, autism or mental health issues), a Trustee and Treasurer of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine and Trustee and Treasurer of The Just a Drop Appeal (and international development NGO) and consults for two further not for profit organisations.

Adam Adnyana


Adam Adnyana is Assistant General Secretary at Equity, the performing arts and entertainment trade union. He holds an MA in Employee Relations from Newcastle University and has previously worked for trade unions in the public services and finance sectors in the UK and Australia.

Matt Hood

Remi Harris MBE

Remi Harris runs music industry training and coaching consultancy Remi Harris Consulting. She is co-founder of the Music Leaders Network a transformational leadership development programme for women in music and provides coaching and training across the industry.

Formerly Remi was General Manager of AIM, Director of Operations at UK Music, and Chair of the Alliance for Diversity in Music and Media. She is co-founder of the Young Guns Network for young professionals in music. She was awarded an MBE for Services to the Music Industry in 2016 and joined the 2019 Music Week Women in Music Roll of Honour.

Matt Hood

Matt Hood brings many year’s experience in the performing arts industry to the BAPAM Board as an independent Trustee. In 2021, he joined Spotlight as Managing Director, after 17 years at Equity where, as Deputy General Secretary, he oversaw membership, operations and administration.

Matt Hood

Damien Longson

Professor Damien Longson is an experienced Consultant with a history of working in Liaison Psychiatry, Emergency and General Psychiatry. He has substantial experience in Medical Education, Regulatory Issues, Selection Processes, and Human Factors. Damien has chaired multiple NICE guidelines and and Quality Standards.

Jonathan Morrish

Jonathan Morrish

A veteran in the music industry, Jonathan consults for a number of companies on PR issues including, amongst others, PPL and PRS for Music, the licensing companies that respectively, on behalf of musicians (and labels) and writers/composers (and music publishers), license music for broadcast, online and public performance use. He was previously Director of PR and Corporate Communications at PPL for eight years.

Prior to joining PPL in 2006, Jonathan spent three years at the PR agency, The Outside Organisation, as Head of Corporate PR working with a wide range of clients including companies, executives and entertainers. Previously he had a long career at Sony Music Entertainment, formerly known as CBS Records, in a variety of PR roles and worked closely with many of the company’s leading UK and international artists as well as overseeing many corporate issues across Sony’s diverse interests.

He started in the music industry as a freelance music journalist in the seventies contributing to a number of different publications. Besides being a Trustee of BAPAM, and working with other charities within the music sector, he is also a trustee of the BRIT School in Croydon and has chaired the School’s PR Committee for twenty years.

Mark Phillips

Consultant Hand and Upper Limb Surgeon, Mr Mark Phillips began his medical training in Cambridge University. He then trained as a surgeon in south London. Before becoming a consultant, Mark did fellowships in hand and wrist surgery (Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead) and trauma in the University of Pisa, Italy.

His specialist interests were trauma and upper limb surgery. His first consultant appointment was in 2001 in Woolwich as a general orthopaedic surgeon. He then moved to Kings College hospital in 2003 where he progressively specialised in trauma and then hand and wrist surgery. He left the NHS in 2015 and now only works in the private sector. He continues to specialise in hand and wrist surgery and has an interest in trauma.

Whilst the majority of his work is general hand and wrist surgery, much of which is related to sport and exercise, he has developed a particular interest in treating hand and wrist problems in musicians. He was very fortunate to inherit much of the hard work previously done by Mr John White and Mr Ian Winspur. Both of these surgeons had spent many years setting up specialist practices for looking after musicians.

Mark Phillips

Chris Walters

Musicians’ Union

Chris Walters is National Organiser for Education and Health & Wellbeing at the Musicians’ Union.

Chris began his career as a professional clarinettist and teacher. After several years performing and teaching in London and around the UK, he took up a role as a volunteer music teacher in a secondary school in Nairobi, Kenya, where he stayed for two years.

On his return to the UK Chris resumed his work in teaching and performing alongside a role as Editor of Music Teacher magazine, which saw him launch the inaugural Music Education Expo in 2013. He later served as Head of Music Qualifications at Trinity College London before becoming a Musicians’ Union official in 2017. His current role combines advocacy for music education with overseeing the MU’s services for members who teach, as well as wellbeing services for all MU members.

Aaron Williamson
Aaron Williamson

Aaron Williamon

Aaron Williamon is Professor of Performance Science at the Royal College of Music, where he directs the Centre for Performance Science. His research focuses on skilled performance and applied scientific initiatives that inform music learning and teaching, as well as the impact of music and the arts on society.

Aaron is founder of the International Symposium on Performance Science, founding chief editor of Performance Science (a Frontiers journal), founding chair of the Healthy Conservatoires Network, and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) and the UK’s higher education academy, AdvanceHE (FHEA). In 2008, he was elected an Honorary Member of the Royal College of Music.

Patricia Woo

Professor Patricia Woo is Emeritus Professor of Paediatric Rheumatology at University College London(UCL). She obtained her medical degree in London, PhD in Cambridge, was postdoctoral scientist at Harvard, and is on the GMC specialist register. She was consultant physician 1985-2013, Professor of Paediatric Rheumatology 2004-2013, and founded the paediatric and adolescent rheumatology centre in Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children and University College Hospitals. She was elected Fellow of RCP, RCPCH, Academy of Medical Sciences, and UCL. In 2005, she was awarded the Queen’s honour, CBE, for services to medicine.

Prof Woo carried out clinical and basic research in musculoskeletal and inflammatory diseases, with special interest in young people. She co-founded the first European paediatric clinical trials organisation in 1994, the Paediatric Rheumatology European Society in 1999 and was its first president. She also helped set up Childrens Chronic Arthritis Association (CCAA) in the 1990s with parents of patients, and remains as patron. Thoughout her career, she has carried out charitable/voluntary work in clinical and scientific research nationally and internationally.

Professor Woo is an avid music lover and has performed in amateur chamber concerts as a pianist. Her involvement in performance arts medicine began in clinics for sports people and dancers while at Guys hospital in 1979. Prof Woo joined as BAPAM clinician since 2012, but retired in June 2020.

Patricia Woo
Penny Wright

Penny Wright

Dr Penny Wright has been associated with BAPAM since its inception and over time has filled many roles including BAPAM GP and Hon. Medical Advisor to the English National Opera (ENO) orchestra. She has been a Trustee since 2005 and acted as the Hon. Medical Director from 2007.

Penny’s background is in General Practice in the East End of London, but she now lives in rural Gloucestershire and runs a small private performing arts venue. She is a very indifferent amateur cellist.


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