A senior executive at live music promoter DHP Family has joined the board of the Night-Time Industries Association (NTIA).

Julie Tippins, head of risk management at DHP Family, will be ‘helping to drive forward the work of the NTIA’ as it aims to ‘influence the decisions of policymakers to ensure the night-time economy continues to flourish in the face of challenges both political and operational’.

Tippins said: “DHP Family joined NTIA in 2015 when they were campaigning for the night-time industries in London and giving them a voice with decision-makers. Since then they have been campaigning across the country for change in the way local and national government engages with operators. This has been successful and I’m keen to help to drive this vital work forward.

“In my job, I have to liaise regularly with enforcement agencies, other operators, local communities, legal advisors and business groups. I have developed an extensive amount of knowledge in areas such as licensing, policing, local regeneration and how that impacts the hospitality and music industry. I will bring this insight into how operators and authorities can work together to improve our cities to make them better places to live, work and play to my role at NTIA.”

Chief executive officer for the NTIA, Michael Kill, said: “Julie will be a significant asset to our board with her considerable experience. We look forward to her input in helping us address the challenges facing the sector both politically and operationally.”

Tippins brings her experience of working for Music Week and the Live Business Awards, having joined DHP Family in 2010 as operations manager. She is active within UK Hospitality, is a Nottingham Pubwatch Committee Member, and a member of the London Safer Sounds Steering Group.

Started in the live events sector as a DJ and live promoter in student entertainments at the University of Sheffield and continued working as a DJ after University. She was at the Leadmill, Sheffield starting as a DJ, then live music promoter, and finally as CEO. She spent four years at the University of Lincoln, launching and leading its new live music venue and Students Union, the Engine Shed, and later worked at its performing arts venue; LPAC.