Management Team

Below is our list of our Management Team here at CMA

  • Lyndon LaCrette

    Position: Chair

    Lyndon LaCrette has been involved in carnival for 29 years. In his early years as a teenager he used to participate on the road as part of a mobile sound system. This mobile sound system evolved and developed over the years playing music for Mas Bands entertaining people around the carnival route.

    Lyndon became Chair of the Caribbean Music Association (CMA) in 2003 after being a CMA member for a number of years and Vice Chair in 2002. Lyndon has continued to develop CMA working hard with his management team to deliver goals and objectives moving CMA forward raising the profile of the organisation.

    Lyndon has a great passion for carnival and works hard to build strategic and collaborative working relationships with other organisations and is well respected by his colleagues and members of CMA. Lyndon has worked in both public and private sector organisations in a number of management positions and has successfully managed and delivered a number of indoor and outdoor events. Lyndon is a professional who thrives on a challenge and has gained post graduate management qualifications and a Master's Degree.

    Lyndon works closely with other carnival arenas and Stakeholders providing valuable input into the development of London Notting Hill Carnival.

     Lyndon LaCrette
  • Stephen Montgomery

    Position: Vice Chair

    Stephen has been a member of CMA for over 13 years and Vice Chair of CMA for over 4 years. He was elected because the members could see the potential of him being part the management team and the value he would bring.

    Stephen is a Dj and has been one for many years.

    Stephens's career is working for the local government in the Children Services Department. His aim is to help CMA reach its full potential and to ensure CMA members voices are heard.

     Stephen Montgomery
  • Gilbert Barnwell

    Position: Treasurer

    Gilbert has a background in banking and is part of the TrystarsoundwavesSound System. He joined CMA in 1998 after taking a booking through Tony(Soca Saga Boys) who has sadly passed away since, to play music for amas band around the Notting Hill Carnival route.

    Since then Gilbert has been a member of CMA including the management andhas gained invaluable experience of event management, public health andsafety.

     Gilbert Barnwell
  • Heather Elliott

    Position: Secretary

    Heather has been associated with carnival for over 17 years and has had many roles and responsibilities with South Connections Carnival Band such as an executive committee member, head steward, secretary and is currently the administrator. Heather also represents Sunshine International Arts at CMA meetings resulting in her being the PRO.

    Being involved at this level has opened up many opportunities to Heather especially as she has mainly worked in the private sector with a background in IT and project management roles. Carnival has given her a lot of exposure to a range of educational community art projects working with a diverse range of cultural backgrounds. She has also gained experience with liaising with the Arts council and successfully understanding and completing their funding processes and touring grant applications.

     Heather Elliott
  • Lloyd Bedeau

    Position: Public Relations Officer (PRO)

    Lloyd Bedeau is the band leader for VYBZ MAS BAND. VYBZ came about through work I have been doing within the West London Community as a community group offering, mentoring, counseling and workshops to the community. Our prime objective is to bring about change in our young children's attitude and to continue to strengthen a positive ethos through continued collaboration from our older generations in the community. As a result VYBZ Sound was setup to support the band and my introduction to CMA as a participating member.

     Lloyd Bedeau
  • Natasha Norman

    Position: Project Development Executive

    Natasha was elected as the Project Development Executive for CMA since 2014. A position newly created for the future growth of the Caribbean Music Association.

    Natasha participated in the Mas element of the London Notting Hill Carnival since 1992, participating in the Kings & Queens' Competition 'Notting Hill Carnival Gala' with Masquerade 2000 making and wearing costumes. Her contribution continued as a Marketing Manager (2009-2015) & Mobile Sound Leader 'Sounds Good' (2011-2016).

    With over 25 years of experience in the carnival industry, Natasha has also made developments as a Songwriter/Composer (2015-present) making links with artists and songwriters in Japan and Trinidad.

     Natasha Norman

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