Gear4music (Holdings) plc


Gear4music (Holdings) plc

About us

PLC Board


Eric (Ken) Ford

Chairman and Non-Executive Director

Ken was previously Chief Executive of Teather & Greenwood, the investment bank, becoming Deputy Chairman and Chairman of Corporate Finance. Ken brings a strong understanding of shareholder value, strategic planning and corporate transactions.

Ken was Chairman of the UK society of Investment Analysts and a former Chairman of the Quoted Companies Alliance (QCA) and member of the EU Advisory Committee to the Corporation of London. Ken’s previous directorships include Aberdeen Asset Management and Morgan Grenfell.

Ken is currently Chairman of AIM-quoted company SDI Group plc and a non-executive director of PrimaryBid Limited. Ken is a Fellow of the Chartered Securities Institute.


Andrew Wass

Chief Executive Officer

Andrew has over 25 years’ of business management experience.  Having studied Popular Music and Sound Recording at the Salford University of Salford, he set up and ran a commercial recording studio and founded Gear4music Limited in 1995 (then called Soundpro Limited). In 1998 he began selling computer systems for the audio recording market before launching “” in 2003. Since then Andrew has retained overall responsibility for driving the Group’s growth.


Chris Scott

Chief Financial Officer

Before joining Gear4music in October 2012, Chris was the Finance Director at Officers Club, overseeing the sale of the business to Blue Inc. Chris joined the audit team of KPMG LLP in Leeds in 1997, qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2000 and went on to spend nine further years in their advisory practice including a year on secondment at Barclays Bank. He holds an Executive Masters in Business Administration.

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Gareth Bevan

Chief Commercial Officer

Gareth joined Gear4music in July 2012. He was previously at DV247, a £36 million turnover musical equipment retailer, where he was responsible for purchasing, sales and marketing. He has 17 years’ experience in musical equipment retail.


Dean Murray

Non-Executive Director

Dean joined the board of Gear4music in March 2012 as a non-executive director and chairman. Dean is a Chartered Accountant, former Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Myriad Childrenswear Group, and is currently a non-executive director of French Connection, and Chairman of Neville Johnson Limited and Yumi International Limited.

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Harriet Williams

Non-Executive Director

Harriet has spent the last 18 years working in the retail sector for some of the world's leading consumer brands, where she has led e-commerce and omnichannel sales, marketing, strategy and business development initiatives in the UK and internationally. Harriet is currently Vice President Global Ecommerce at the LEGO Group.

Between 2015 and 2018, Harriet was Chief Digital Officer at The Body Shop, where she played an integral role in the sale of the business in 2017 by L'Oreal to Natura. Harriet's other previous roles include working at Gucci, Debenhams and strategy consultants Marakon Associates.