Directors, Trustees & Administration

Patron: HRH The Duke of York, KG

Principal Guest Conductor: Pinchas Zukerman

Principal Associate Conductor: Alexander Shelley

Permanent Associate Conductor: Grzegorz Nowak


Board of Directors

Chairman: Adam Wright
Vice Chairman: Benjamin Cunningham
Managing Director: James Williams

Charles Fairweather
Fraser Gordon
Jonathan Hallett
Elizabeth Kistruck

Matthew Knight
Chian Lim

Peter Lumley


Trustees of the RPO Trust

John Bimson
Sir Peter Ellwood CBE DL
Adam Wright 


RPO Advisory Council

Chairman: Sir Peter Ellwood CBE DL

Penelope Biggs
Baroness Blackstone

David Curtin
Charles Eve
Ariane Gorin

Sir Ewan Harper CBE
Dr Anna Mann
Sir Tom McKillop
John Sunnucks
Andrew Wates OBE DL



Managing Director: James Williams
Deputy Managing Director: Huw Davies
PA to Managing Director/Office Manager: Bettina Deuse


Concerts Director: Louise Badger
Concerts Manager: Frances Axford
Tours Manager: Dawn Day
General Manager, Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra: Malcolm Wilson
Special Projects Manager: Elli Clements
Concerts Assistant: Grace Green
Tours and Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra Assistant: Esther Killisch
RPCO Events and RPO Recordings Assistant: Alice Laddiman
Orchestra Manager: Jane Aebi
Orchestra Manager: Kathy Balmain
Librarian: Patrick Williams
Stage and Transport Manager: Steve Brown
Stage Manager: Leigh Coffin
Stage Manager: Dan Johnson
Orchestral Driver: Mark Farrall


Director of Press and Marketing: Chris Evans
Regional Marketing Coordinator: Izzie Clarey
Digital Marketing Manager: Joseph Woods 
Friends’ and Groups’ Manager: Jo Thomson
Marketing Assistant: Alex Marks
Programme Editor: Doran Crowhurst


Head of Development: Huw Davies
Development Co-ordinator: Prudence DiStasio

RPO Resound

Head of Community and Education: Ruth Currie
Community and Education Coordinator: Sophie Plumb
Community and Education Coordinator: Lisa Rodio


Finance Director: Ann Firth
Finance Officer: Tracy Newhouse
Musicians’ Fees Officer/Finance Officer: Kevin Hollands