The London Football Association is delighted to announce it has appointed Mervyn Lyn as the new Chair of its Inclusion Advisory Group (IAG). The IAG aims to promote equality, diversity, and inclusion across grassroots football in London, ensuring that football in the capital city is a game for all.
Originally born in Jamaica, Mervyn grew up in Enfield, North London and has held several senior leadership roles in the music industry. He was Head of Marketing and then General Manager for Motown Records International and was responsible for the roll out of Boyz II Men, Shanice, the resurgence of The Temptations with “The Jones”, Stevie Wonder and the return of Lionel Richie with “Back II Front”. London, ensuring that football in the capital city is a game for all.
He then moved to BMG, initially as Head of R&B Marketing, and then through the Sony Music buyout of BMG became VP Marketing & Business Development ending his tenue there as Vice-President for Strategic Partnerships. Since 2012 Mervyn has been running his own company, helping brands partner with talent in music, sport, and entertainment to amplify their marketing messages. These brands included household names such as MasterCard with their sponsorships with: The BRITs, UEFA Champions League, The Rugby World Cup, Twitter, Velo/McLaren, Raymond Weil, The North Face, G Shock and Fuji Film.
Mervyn is a champion of equality, diversity, and inclusion. He serves on the Equality and Justice Advisory Group for the British Phonographic Industry and is a member of UK Music Diversity Taskforce. He is also a trustee of Nordoff Robbins, Arms Around The Child, the Chair of Trustees of the AP Foundation and is a board advisor of 56 Black Men and The Black British Network.
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