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Three new Governors join the Trinity Laban Board

Wed 14 June 2023

We are delighted to announce the appointment of three new Governors to the Trinity Laban Board; Roger Wilson, Nicola Dandridge and Max Puller. All three bring an invaluable range of professional and personal experience to the position and we look forward to working with them.

Three headshots of the new board members. Nicola on the left, Roger in the middle and Max on the right.

From left to right: Nicola Dandridge, Roger Wilson and Max Puller

Roger Wilson

Roger Wilson is Co-Founder of Black Lives in Music, an initiative dedicated to addressing better representation throughout the music industry. He began working with us in 2020 to develop our inclusivity policies and improve the experience of students of African and Caribbean heritages.

His experience is on both sides of the stage as musician, educator, tour manager and administrator. As a conservatoire trained musician, Roger has worked extensively in the commercial, jazz and classical sector with a wide range of artists. As an instrumental teacher and lecturer, Roger has worked throughout the UK music education sector at all levels. In recent years his work has focused on the professional development of aspiring young musicians.


Nicola Dandridge

Nicola is professor of practice in higher education policy at the University of Bristol. Until 2022, she was Chief Executive of the Office for Students, the regulator for higher education. Before that she led Universities UK, the representative body for the UK’s universities, and first joined the higher education sector in 2006 as chief executive of the Equality Challenge Unit, established to promote equality and diversity for staff and students in the higher education sector.

Nicola originally qualified as a solicitor in both England and Scotland, specialising in industrial relations and equality law.

She is a trustee of Cara, the Council for At Risk Academics, and a member of the board of the University of Glasgow. She was made a Dame in 2023 for services to higher education.


Max Puller

Max is an experienced and innovative change management and corporate communications leader. He is currently Business Transformation Director at BCW Change, the organisational change and employee experience specialists at global communications agency, BCW. In this role, he works with clients to deliver successful, sustainable business change – from mergers and acquisitions and restructures to technology transformation and culture change.

Previous roles include Head of Colleague Communications and Engagement at Tesco Bank, Employee and Change Communications Director at Sodexo, and Chief Communications Officer at the UK Ministry of Defence.

Max studied Music at the University of Durham and has a Masters in Internal Communication Management and a Postgraduate Certificate in Strategic Communication. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Public Relations (FCIPR) and the Institute of Internal Communication (FIIC).

Max is a Non-Executive Director of the South East Coast Ambulance (SECAmb) NHS Foundation Trust, which he joined in February 2023. Prior to these appointments, Max spent five years as Non-Executive Director of the Salvation Army in the UK and Ireland.