About Me

I’ve worked widely throughout the arts, culture and heritage sectors in leadership positions. My principal roles have been:


Others who I've worked with:

Aldeburgh Festival

Arts Council England

Association of British Orchestras

BBC World Service

Brighton Philharmonic Society

The British Council

Cervantes Institute

Channel 4 Television

Cheltenham Festivals


Goldsmiths College

Institut français

Royal College of Music

Southbank Centre

The Theatre’s Trust

University of Chichester

University of Greenwich

Warwick Festival

Some of my achievements include:


  • Achieving long term sustainability and transformational change at St John’s Smith Square through initiating and delivering a merger with the orchestra Southbank Sinfonia, moving the venue from a hall for hire to an international centre of excellence for orchestral development.
  • Receiving the ABO/Classical Music award for 'Concert Hall Manager of the Year' in 2018.
  • Providing developmental and experiential opportunities for emerging talent by creating and managing the St John’s Smith Square Young Artists’ Series. Alumni include The Gesualdo Six, Tabea Debus, the Ligeti Quartet, Palisander, Mathilde Milwidsky and Joseph Havlat amongst others.
  • Securing the long-term future of Blackheath Halls, including major capital investment, by guiding and managing the process of the venue becoming a part of Trinity Laban Conservatoire for Music and Dance.
  • Planning and delivering major gala fundraising events with positive results of £100K+.
  • Creating the London International A Cappella Choir Competition alongside Peter Phillips of The Tallis Scholars. Welcoming choirs from around the world and working to celebrate both the heritage of choral music and music of today, with featured composers John Tavener, Gabriel Jackson and Arvo Pärt.
  • Directing five editions of the London Festival of Baroque Music, with themes of ‘Beyond the Spanish Golden Age’, ‘Grounds for Optimism’ (exploring music from restoration England), ‘Treasures of the Grand Siècle (working alongside guest director Sébastien Daucé), ‘Crossing the Border’ (music by refugees, emigres, and travellers), and ‘Between the Land and the Sea’ (celebrating the Venetian Republic).
  • Creating, with Nigel Short of Tenebrae, the Holy Week Festival at St John’s Smith Square, as a parallel to the long established and much-loved Christmas Festival.
  • Developing and launching the first programme of university accredited Continuing Professional Development training for orchestral musicians engaged in community work in conjunction with the University of Manchester and the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

I’m a trustee of the vocal ensemble, The Gesualdo Six and the recorder quartet, Palisander, and I’m the Chairman of the Dartington International Summer School Foundation. 

From 2017 to 2022 I was a Director of the European Early Music Network, including serving as Vice President from 2019 to 2022. I was a Trustee of the British Arts Festivals Association from 2011 to 2017, and Treasurer for three years. 

I’ve served as a trustee of both Greenwich Arts Education Forum and Lewisham Education Arts Network and as a school governor for an inner city secondary school in Lewisham, London.