Who We Are2022-04-04T12:46:39+00:00

Who We Are

Our Story

Joyce Smyth – Chief Executive officer

Joyce is a proud Pompeyite, born across the creek from Portsmouth Royal Dockyard. She had an early musical apprenticeship singing in Navy pubs before studying law at Cambridge where she ran the University Folk Club.

It was in the early 1980s, at City law firm Theodore Goddard, that Joyce’s career-long relationship with the Rolling Stones began and it was with the encouragement of then Stones manager Rupert Lowenstein that she established her own boutique practice, Smyth Barkham, in 1997.

Joyce has represented many marquee acts, whether as legal or business advisor, but it is principally for her work with the Stones that she is more widely recognised in the industry. The band has performed live every year since 2012, with a triumphant debut at Glastonbury in 2013 and a unique free concert in Havana in 2016, whilst releasing the Grammy Award-winning Blue and Lonesome album and launching Exhibitionism, a major retrospective of the bands career to date.

Rachel Smyth – Business Development Manager

Rachel graduated in French from the University of Liverpool. After spending a year in Paris working at Universal Music France, she taught in Yorkshire for two years (as part of the Teach First Leadership development programme), graded as outstanding. After a stint in tech PR, she joined Glastry in 2018 to develop new talent and content platforms.

Michael Smyth CBE QC(Hon) Chair

Michael is non-executive Chair of Glastry. After 30 years as a City lawyer, he has a wide-ranging board portfolio and has overall responsibility for the company’s governance. He leads Glastry’s philanthropic activities and was instrumental in the launch of a dedicated music studio at Community Links in east London, as LSO generously supported by the Rolling Stones.