Yasin Ali

After studying Law at the University of Sussex and Université de Strasbourg, Yasin trained professionally as a Company Secretary with KPMG. He has spent his career in the Energy sector holding senior roles in BP and latterly as Group Company Secretary of a private multi-national conglomerate. He now divides his time between consulting, charitable work and supporting music in various capacities. He has previously been a charitable trustee and has chaired The Sir Jim Ratcliffe Philanthropic Foundation. He brings a wealth of corporate governance experience to the board.

Yasin has a particular interest in supporting and promoting promising young artists. He has been involved with numerous chamber music festivals for over two decades and has recently engaged with the celebrated International Musicians Seminar, Prussia Cove, supporting both their Masterclass and Open Chamber Music series. He also regularly supports the Jazz:Refreshed initiative which showcases up and coming UK talent.

An avid listener with wide ranging musical tastes, he seeks out live music wherever in the world his travels take him! He also plays the cello and enjoys participating in small chamber groups.

Since moving up to Helmsley where his partner Helen is based,  he has participated in the Ryedale Festival as a volunteer. He was particularly drawn to the Festival owing to its wide -ranging, ambitious programming, its beautiful and historic settings and the impressive standard of the Young Artists scheme.