Meet The Board Members
Melvin Benn is Chief Executive of Festival Republic, the foremost UK music festival company which owns and runs the Reading, Leeds and Latitude Festivals. Festival Republic also promotes festivals in Norway and Ireland.
Benn helped save Glastonbury Festival’s license in 2001, subsequently becoming a director of the festival for over a decade until recently relinquishing the role.
Born in Hull, East Yorkshire, he created The Festival Office Ltd in 1989 to create and produce festivals for the Mean Fiddler Music Group. In the same year the Mean Fiddler took over the Reading Festival.
Benn joined the Wembley Stadium Board in July 2008 and was appointed Chairman in May 2011.
Scott became involved in the stadium in 2004 as an advisor to The FA. He played a key role in the commercial negotiations that resulted in the financial settlement with Multiplex that facilitated the stadium being handed by the contractor at practical completion on 9 March 2007.
Scott is a Chartered Accountant who retired from Ernst & Young at the end of 2003 having spent 32 years at the firm, the last 17 years as a partner specialising in corporate restructuring activities. In 2001, at the request of government, he was appointed one of the Special Railway Administrators of Railtrack plc. He provides commercial support to large corporate organisations through his consultancy practice.
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