Music and entertainment industry veteran to lead education charity

Education charity Institute of Imagination (iOi) has appointed a music and entertainment industry veteran as its next chief executive.

Martin Allen Morales has joined from this week following previous roles in the entertainment industry, including heading Disney’s EMEA regional arm.

He has also led iTunes’ pan European business and worked at Apple and EMI, where he developed music talent.

The Institute designs and delivers programmes that support families education and creativity. Partners include Lego and Tate.

Morales also serves on the boards of Big Issue Invest, Global Radio’s Make Some Noise grant making charity and sustainability organistion Future-Fit Foundation.

He has also held senior roles at education charity Amantani and Recovery Focus.



“We are thrilled to have Martin join the iOi and lead the organisation at this most critical moment,” said the charity’s chair Basil Demeroutis.

“The Covid pandemic has highlighted the essential need for charities like the iOi, while at the same time stressing that charities must be creative, entrepreneurial, and above all, impactful.

“Martin has led multiple organisations across business and the third sector, at times through transformation and in challenging environments and changing industries, scaling them successfully.”

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