Directors, Trustees & Administration

President: Mrs Aline Foriel-Destezet

Music Director Designate, August 2020: Vasily Petrenko

Principal Guest Conductor: Pinchas Zukerman

Principal Associate Conductor: Alexander Shelley

Permanent Associate Conductor: Grzegorz Nowak


Board of Directors

Chair: Benjamin Cunningham
Vice Chair: Matthew Knight
Managing Director: James Williams

Charlotte Ansbergs
Shana Douglas
Charles Fairweather
Patrick Flanaghan
Jonathan Hallett
Philip Keller
Elizabeth Kistruck
Peter Lumley
Sali-Wyn Ryan


Trustees of the RPO Trust

John Bimson 
Benjamin Cunningham
Sir Peter Ellwood CBE DL


RPO Advisory Council

Penelope Biggs
Baroness Blackstone
David Curtin
Mark Davy
Charles Eve
Ariane Gorin

Ronan Harris
Michael Hayman MBE DL
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 Coordinator: Rebecca Rimmington
Recording Assistant Chris Grieve
Orchestra Manager: Jane Aebi
Orchestra Manager: Kathy Balmain
Librarian: Patrick Williams
Stage and Transport Manager: Steve Brown
Stage Manager: Esther Robinson
Assistant Stage Manager: Dan Johnson
Orchestral Driver (Part-time): Peter Lever


Director of Press and Marketing: Chris Evans
Digital Marketing Manager: Kim Watson
Friends’ and Groups’ Manager: Jo Thomson
Audience Development Manager - Regional Residencies: Annick Sheffield
Programme Editor: Doran Crowhurst
Content Coordinator: Tim Lutton
Marketing Assistant: Jadwiga Slomka


Head of Development: Huw Davies
Trusts and Foundations Manager: Liz Purchase
Development Co-ordinator: Henrietta Ford

RPO Resound

Director of Community and Education: Ruth Currie
Community and Education Project Manager: Lisa Rodio
Community and Education Project Manager Martha Earley


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