The first Ticketmaster Scholarship for the Henley MBA for Music and Creative Industries is awarded

21 October 2014

The first Ticketmaster Scholarship for the Henley MBA for Music and Creative Industries is awarded

The first Ticketmaster Scholarship for the Henley MBA for Music and Creative Industries has been awarded to Isabelle von Weber, Senior Legal Adviser at the British Council, the UK’s organisation for international cultural relations.

The first Ticketmaster Scholarship for the Henley MBA for Music and Creative Industries has been awarded to Isabelle von Weber, Senior Legal Adviser at the British Council, the UK’s organisation for international cultural relations. Isabelle works as a Legal Business Partner for the Global Arts team whose portfolio includes Music, Film, Literature, Theatre & Dance, Visual Arts, Creative Economy as well as Architecture, Design and Fashion.

Applications for the scholarship were opened earlier this year and attracted a vast array of talent from across the creative industries, including the Head of Disney Music and the Glastonbury musical director for the Green Peace stage. 

Applicants were required to write an essay on leadership qualities in the live entertainment sector. Following this, a shortlist of six entrants was welcomed to the Ticketmaster offices where they took part in face-to-face interviews with Mark Yovich (President, Ticketmaster International), Simon Presswell (Managing Director, Ticketmaster UK) and Helen Gammons (Programme Director - MBA for Music & Creative Industries, Henley Business School).

Simon Presswell, Managing Director of Ticketmaster UK, said: "The exceptional calibre of the entrants and the passion with which they delivered their essays and face to face interviews was notable and speaks volumes about the need to develop industry leaders and professionalism that will build successful and sustainable businesses. We’re very proud to be supporting this MBA and wish Isabelle many congratulations."

In receiving her award, Isabelle said: "I am very excited to attend the prestigious MBA for Music and Creative Industries programme at Henley Business School, particularly as this is an area that I am so passionate about. I am very much looking forward to the MBA journey and the new perspectives and possibilities that it will open up. I am very impressed with Ticketmaster’s commitment to develop leaders who strive to make a positive difference in the field of music and the creative industries. I hope that the scholarship programme will continue to help students such as myself."

Helen Gammons stated: “All of the candidates presented very well, but Isabelle’s essay was quite exceptional and on interview the passion on the page was very evident in the person. I have no doubt Isabelle is a worthy winner and will be a tremendous asset to the sector and to Henley in all that she will do.”

The MBA for the Music and Creative industries, which launched in September 2012 in the UK, and then earlier this year in South Africa, is expected to launch in Hong Kong in 2016.

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