Our Board of Trustees brings an outstanding range of musical and other professional expertise to governing the Royal Philharmonic Society.

John Gilhooly OBE

Director of the Wigmore Hall. Chairman of Mahogany Opera Group. Awarded multiple honours internationally. Read more

Edward Blakeman

Head of Music Programming and Policy for BBC Radio 3. Published several editions and books on music.

Jerome Booth

Economist, entrepreneur, investor, commentator and leading expert on emerging markets. Double bass player in his spare time.

Sir Vernon Ellis

Chair of the Leeds International Piano Competition and Britten-Pears Foundation. Former Chair of the British Council.

Sarah Gee

Managing Partner of Indigo Ltd, and amateur French horn player.

Johnny Langridge

Johnny Langridge is Director of Membership at Garsington Opera and a professional singer at Her Majesty's Chapel Royal in his spare time.

Kingsley Manning

Founder and former Chief Executive of Newchurch Limited; former Chair of NHS Digital. Chair of NWL Pathology & Director of the Rainbow Seed Fund.

Louise Mitchell

Chief Executive of Bristol Music Trust. Formerly Director of Glasgow UNESCO City of Music and Head of the Glasgow Royal Concert Halls.

Gillian Moore CBE

Director of Music at Southbank Centre, broadcaster, writer, and former Artistic Director of the London Sinfonietta.

Anthony Newhouse

Accomplished career in domestic and international corporate finance. Former Partner at Slaughter & May. Trustee of Mahogany Opera.

Victoria, Lady Robey OBE

Founder Director of London Music Masters and Chair of the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Previously Council member of the Royal College of Music and Trustee of the Foundling Museum.

Roderick Williams OBE

World-renowned baritone and composer

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