New trustees, Will and Pete Best, will aid in setting long-term objectives for Autism Rocks
LONDON, Feb. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Autism Rocks, the London-based charity organization that raises donations for autism research, has appointed Will and Pete Best as the newest members of its Board of Trustees. Sanjay Shah, the founder of Autism Rocks, has been closely acquainted with the brothers since their university days, and feels their professional skills and experience will benefit the organization greatly in 2016.
Autism Rocks is an invitation-only live concert and charity event that raises awareness and donations for autism research. Founder and philanthropist, Sanjay Shah, started the organization to better inform communities about autism specific conditions and the importance of research. With supporters' donations, Autism Rocks is able to fund autism research in order to help identify, as early as possible, who might develop autism, and evaluate specific support services which will help them for the rest of their lives.
Sanjay Shah foresees Pete and Will Best bringing great insight to his board of trustees. They will be involved in the responsibilities and duties of Autism Rocks' managerial process, affairs, funds, and musical events. In addition, they will likely be active board members in decision-making matters regarding Autism Rocks, giving reports of the short-term and long-term objectives for the company.
"With the organization flourishing all around the world, Will and Pete will be of great importance to help oversee the mechanics behind the organization," said Sanjay Shah, founder of Autism Rocks.
As Mr Shah's friend, Pete Best has shown impeccable qualities to become a trustee. He has a long and illustrious career spanning 21 years in the financial markets sector in London, and was most recently Chief Operating Officer at Icap, a leading brokerage firm. At the end of 2015, he left this role to pursue his interests in family, health, London's startup scene and worthy causes. Of his expansive financial experience, Shah thinks this will be of most benefit to Autism Rocks.
Will Best, who will be a valuable asset as a trustee, started his career in the music world during his university days, organising underground music events in Manchester. After a brief foray into advertising he was lured back into music as a TV presenter hosting music shows for various channels, which he still does both in the UK and internationally. His impressive experience in the entertainment and music industry will further propel Autism Rocks benefit concerts in the future.
About Autism Rocks
Based in London, Autism Rocks is an invitation-only live concert and charity event that raises awareness and donations for autism research. Founded in 2014, Autism Rocks was born of the vision of philanthropist, Sanjay Shah, whose youngest son was diagnosed with autism in 2011. Autism Rocks music festivals have featured popular past performances by Prince, Lenny Kravitz, Michael Bublè and Drake. All proceeds from Autism Rocks help fund research through various organizations. Autism is a lifelong developmental disability characterized by difficulties in the development of social relationships and communication skills. Affecting one in 68 children every year, children diagnosed with the disease have increased 30% since 2012. To learn more about Autism Rocks visit www.autism.rocks.
About Sanjay Shah
Sanjay Shah is a philanthropist who founded Autism Rocks in 2014, soon after his youngest son Nikhil was diagnosed with autism. Shah discovered he could combine his love for his family with his passion for music in order to fuel autism awareness and research on a large scale. By partnering with the music industry, Shah has personally raised awareness of the neurological disorder, and has built an outlet to help fund autism research. All proceeds from Autism Rocks help fund research through various organizations. Prior to starting Autism Rocks, Shah pursued opportunities in the field of accounting, entrepreneurship and philanthropy. To learn more about Autism Rocks visit www.autism.rocks.
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