The U.K. Music Managers Forum (MMF) has elected a new board and appointed Brian Message, co-manager of Radiohead and British pop act Kate Nash, as its chairman.

Newly elected board members set to join Message include Paul Burger, Ian McAndrew, Erik Nielsen, Tim Clark, Gary McLarnan, Scott Rodger, Carol Crabtree and Adam Tudhope.

The new board replaces an interim structure that was has been in place since MMF underwent an internal revamp last year. Jon Webster remains MMF CEO while Charlie Carne continues as its CFO.

Commenting on the announcement, Message, who is a partner in U.K. management company Courtyard, said in a statement that the new board “brings a breadth of experience which we hope will further add to the development of our trade association for managers by providing opportunities and education for our members.”

New member, Carol Crabtree, founder of London-based Solar Management, which represents David Holmes and Zero 7, among others, added in a statement, “It's a really important time for managers to come together, share experience and make a difference for our artists’ careers.”

“The MMF has been revamped and revitalized and now offers more for young and more experienced managers via their website, events and services. We are currently tackling some vital issues and really making headway,” she went on to say, adding that member numbers had “almost doubled” following last year’s revamp.

Earlier this year, The Musicians’ Union, Music Managers Forum and Featured Artists Coalition announced a new coalition designed to give U.K. musicians greater support and addressing current issues in the music biz.