John Gilhooly

Artistic and Executive Director of the Wigmore Hall. Trustee of the Susan Chilcott Scholarship. Read more...

Edward Blakeman

Head of Music Programming and Policy for BBC Radio 3. He has 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.

Vernon Ellis

Chair of the British Council, supporter of the arts.

Sarah Gee

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

Johnny Langridge

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

Kingsley Manning

Founder & 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 and a former Director of Glasgow UNESCO City of Music and Head of the Glasgow Royal Concert Halls.

Gillian Moore

Head of Music at Southbank Centre and former Artistic Director of the London Sinfonietta.

Anthony Newhouse

Anthony Newhouse began his career in banking and joined Slaughter and May in 1976, where he became a Partner in 1984. Also a trustee of Mahogany Opera.

Roderick Williams

Baritone and Composer

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