Robinson has raised a total of more than £100m for charities in the creative arts, education and healthcare. He joined the Olympic Park charity The Legacy List just before the Games in 2012, and led its drive for innovative arts, culture and creative education programming.
Robinson said: ‘Help Musicians UK has an unrivaled reputation in supporting and enhancing the lives of musicians across the country. I am proud to be leading the organisation as it moves into a new, ambitious phase of growth. I look forward to working closely with the industry, our donors and stakeholders as we meet head-on the challenges facing this vibrant and innovative sector.’
Chairman Graham Sheffield said: ‘I am delighted to welcome Richard as our new chief executive at this exciting moment for Help Musicians UK. Richard comes to us with an impressive track record in the charity sector and a strong and active love of music, both of which will be huge assets as he works with our team and the music sector towards our centenary year in 2021.’