Maggie Crowe is Director of Events & Charities at The BPI. She joined the company in March 1986 after her first baptism of fire working in the UK Music Industry for the formidable Steve Mason (Windsong International/Pinnacle Records). She started as secretary to then named ‘Anti-Piracy Unit’ but soon went on to work in the Legal Department and then for the Director Generals Office. Under the BPI leadership of Peter Jamieson in 2005, she was appointed Events Director over the BRIT Awards and has led on that project on behalf of BPI’s Board of management since. Since 2016 she has overseen the Mercury Prize project as well as delivering the outstanding success that was The Classic BRIT Awards this year held in June at the Albert Hall.
Maggie is the Administrator of the BRIT Trust charity and plays an intrinsic role in many areas of The BRIT School where her passion lies in helping the School in any which way she can. Her overall enthusiasm for all the projects that the Trust has funded over the years spills out onto work colleagues and anyone else who is unfortunate enough to meet her!! Working for the commercial arm of the BPI running their events including the BRIT Awards and the Mercury Prize she is best placed to talk about the charity and how giving back as an Industry is vital to future generations – not just for the Creative Industry but for society as a whole.
Maggie was awarded an OBE in the 2011 New Years Honour list which she is inordinately proud of – she still feels someone has made a mistake and will ask for it back! She lives in South London, is married and has two sons.