Our board of trustees mixes the vibrancy of youthful thinking with seasoned experience, which has allowed us to develop a forward-thinking approach. We remain steadfast to our core value system of positively impacting the lives of young people, and education, by packaging the music and creative industries in an accessible way for young people.


Lord Victor Adebowale
Aka Baron Adebowale CBE, Victor is the CEO of social care enterprise Turning Point, and one of the first to become a People\'s Peer. He was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2000 New Year Honours for services to, amongst others, homeless young people. We are lucky enough to have him head up the board here at Urban Development.

Anne-Marie Imafidon
Our youngest board member is no stranger to success – aged 15 she began a degree at the University of Oxford, and aged 19 she became their youngest ever graduate with a Masters. She now works at Deutsche Bank and is passionate about supporting girls and young women into careers in STEM, launching Stemettes, who run panel sessions and hackathons to further their involvement.

Razwana Akram
A commercial lawyer, with specialist experience in intellectual property law and financing, with emphasis on technology, media and telecommunications.  Razwana acts for a wide range of clients from the film and TV industries, institutional and private lenders, and investors and sponsors, both domestic and international. 

Alex Boateng
One of our finest UD alumni, Alex first became involved with us as a youngster on one of our programmes. He has gone on to the dizzying heights of leading the A&R and marketing teams at Island Records. Alex has worked on projects with world-class talent including Tinchy Stryder, Drake and Jay Sean, to name a few.  

David Krap
Recently joining Centreview Partners, the M&A and private equity boutique, David is a principal in the UK investment banking business and was previously at UBS.