Dan Neale
Managing Director

Dan has worked in or around the advertising and music industries for nearly twenty years. His background as an agency TV Producer and then advertising composer led to him bringing the skills together and spending just over six years as Head of Music at RKCR/Y&R. While there he brought a focus to the role of music in many of their campaigns. In 2013 he set up Native and in that time has supervised projects of all sizes for clients such as M&S, Lloyds Bank, BBC Sport, Honda, Virgin Atlantic and many more.

Dan believes that modern music supervision covers the project management of anything from original composition to music searches, and for that reason every member of the team, like Dan, is both musician and music fan.

Fred Ashworth
Head of Production

Fred is the perfect combination of composer and supervisor. He represents the Native ethos – whatever the project, whatever the approach, he has the skills and experience to offer the solution. On top of all that he is one of the friendliest guys around.

As well as overseeing our other composers and supervision projects, Fred has been writing for commercials for over six years; it is his biggest passion, and during his career he has scored huge tracks for clients as diverse as the BBC, Samsung, Landrover and Durex.

Rachel Menzies
Music Supervisor

Rachel is a key part of Native. With over ten years experience in the music for media industry she has placed tracks in everything from Game of Thrones to Thatcher's Cider. As well as being a proven music supervisor, Rachel keeps Native looking forward, with a focus on the company's position within the industry and how best to communicate what we do, she has forced her colleagues out of studios and into the sunlight. Rachel is also a musician, having played violin for years and performed in bands - so she knows how to communicate with composers and deliver on brief. 

Her combination of common sense, project management skills and musical expertise, make her an integral part of the team.

Joe Skinner
Music Researcher

Joe joined Native in 2016. He previously studied Music and Sound Recording at University of Surrey, which is a course renowned for producing top class audio engineers. Like all other Natives Joe is a musician, he plays piano, violin, trumpet, guitar, bass, drums. He’s that good he used to be a piano and violin teacher, and has accompanied Sir Tom Jones on piano. 

So far this year Joe has co-produced a remix of “Green Lights” by Aloe Blacc for Lexus, helped keep us up to date with all new releases, or emerging artists, and also composed incredible tracks for many projects.