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AIM announces Ninja Tune boss as new Chair

By | Published on Wednesday 20 February 2019


The UK’s Association Of Independent Music has a new Chair in the form of Peter Quicke, who is MD of Ninja Tune. He takes over from Transgressive’s Tim Dellow, who was in the Chair role for two years. The AIM membership elect the trade body’s board at its AGM each autumn, and then the board elects the Chair.

Confirming Quicke’s appointment, AIM CEO Paul Pacifico said: “On behalf of the AIM board I am delighted to announce the appointment of Peter Quicke as our new Chair. We would like to extend our warmest thanks to our outgoing Chair Tim Dellow, who has done an amazing job … while welcoming Peter who will bring energy, insight and a keen understanding of the challenges facing the independent music community to his new role”.

Dellow was the first Chair appointed under the current system and took on the role for two years to help with the transition after Pacifico took over from Alison Wenham in the top executive role. He said: “I’m immensely proud of what has been achieved by the AIM team in my tenure as its first elected Chair”.

On that management transition, he added: “Paul has worked diligently to completely rejuvenate the organisation, bringing in an exuberant, youthful team, and elevating and empowering committed employees dedicated to repositioning the independent sector as a place for creative entrepreneurs, adding a real value to our artists and their careers, whilst building on the core ethics and responsibilities that the sector should reflect”.

On his successor, he then concluded: “Peter is an incredible choice of Chair, who I know will bring his wealth of experience, keen ethical approach and distinct and proactive leadership to the position”.