Directors, Trustees & Administration

Patron: HRH The Duke of York, KG

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

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

Shana Douglas
Charles Fairweather
Jonathan Hallett
Elizabeth Kistruck
Matthew Knight
Chian Lim
Peter Lumley
Sali-Wyn Ryan


Trustees of the RPO Trust

John Bimson
Sir Peter Ellwood CBE DL
Adam Wright 


RPO Advisory Council

Penelope Biggs
Baroness Blackstone
David Curtin
Charles Eve
Ariane Gorin

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: Holly Thew
Tours Assistant Mary Phillips
RPCO Events and RPO Recordings Assistant: Alice Laddiman
Orchestra Manager (maternity cover): Eleanor Swithinbank
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
Audience Development Manager — Principal Regional Residencies: Elle Docx
Digital Marketing Manager: Kim Watson
Friends’ and Groups’ Manager: Jo Thomson
Programme Editor: Doran Crowhurst
Marketing Assistant: Tim Lutton


Head of Development: Huw Davies
Trusts and Foundations Manager: Liz Purchase
Development Co-ordinator: Prudence DiStasio

RPO Resound

Director of Community and Education (maternity cover): Kate McBain
Community and Education Project Manager: Lisa Rodio


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