Board and Advisory Council
Board of Directors
Victoria Robey OBE Chairman
A graduate of Phillips Academy Andover, Wesleyan University and the Courtauld Institute, Victoria has held positions at Goldman Sachs, Russell Reynolds Associates and the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art. Previously a Trustee of the Foundling Museum and member of the Mayor's Music Education Steering Committee, she is currently a Founder Director of London Music Masters and serves on the Council of the Royal College of Music. Victoria Robey was awarded an OBE for services to music in June 2014. Victoria supports the chair of Sue Thomas.
Stewart McIlwham* President
Stewart McIlwham is the Principal Piccolo, Chair of the Player Directors’ Committee and President of the LPO, as well as a Professor of Piccolo at the Royal College of Music. He was appointed Principal Piccolo of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra in 1985 and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra from 1990–97 before joining the LPO. Stewart was a founding member of the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland and was a finalist in the Shell LSO Competition on two occasions in 1981 and 1985. In 1997 he gave the world premiere of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’s Piccolo Concerto with the RPO in Nottingham and the London premiere at the Barbican. Read Stewart's biography here.
Gareth Newman* Vice-President
Gareth is Sub-Principal Bassoon of the LPO. Read Gareth's biography here.
Dr Catherine C. Høgel Vice-Chairman
Catherine is a doctor who is currently taking time out of medicine to raise a growing family. Prior to this she studied at both Durham and Harvard Universities to achieve a Masters in Psychology, before commencing medical school in London, graduating in 2006. Catherine regularly participates in the ‘Quorum’ choir, and is a trustee of the Dunard Fund, the Colburn School of Performing Arts and member of the Honorary Board at the Royal Opera House.
Henry is Co-Principal Percussion of the LPO. Read Henry's biography here.
Roger is a partner of Paul Hastings LLP, the international law firm, where he specialises in mergers and acquisitions. He is based in London, having previously been a partner with Linklaters LLP in London, Hong Kong, Singapore and Moscow. Roger was a choral scholar at New College, Oxford, where he also read Jurisprudence. He is a member of the Development Committee of the Royal Opera House (previously a member of the Royal Opera House Foundation Advisory Committee) and is a former Director and Trustee of the London Music Fund.
Richard is Head of UK Clients, having joined Berenberg from Schroders Private Banking. He started his career in corporate finance, co-founding the European office of Compass Advisers. Richard is the Founder of Impact Ventures UK, an award-winning UK social enterprise investment fund. He is a Director of the Montpelier Foundation, a member of the UK Cabinet’s Investment and Contract Readiness Fund and sits on the Advisory Council of the Institute for Family Business. Married with two daughters, Richard has a BSc in Mathematics and is a qualified chartered accountant with KPMG.
David is currently Chairman of Redwood Bank (Limited), Non-executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee for CIBC World Markets plc, and Chairman of the Little Angels Kindergarten Group in Beijing. He is a member of the Advisory Boards for Ilchester Capital and 3D Matters pte, is Deputy Chairman and Hon. Treasurer for the River and Rowing Museum, and a member of the Manchester University Global Leadership Board. David was previously a Non-executive Director for Fullerton Health pte in Singapore. Prior to that he was European CFO for Morgan Stanley and Chief Executive of Morgan Stanley Bank International. Before joining Morgan Stanley, David was International Treasurer and European head of the Global Banking Group for Goldman Sachs. David has also worked for Coopers & Lybrand and the Plessey Company plc.
Bruno De Kegel
Bruno is founder & COO of Arvella Investments, a sustainable wealth management firm with a dual ambition to excel at investing and to make our world a better place by promoting better environmental, social and governance outcomes. From 1994 to 2017, he was Managing Director at Goldman Sachs, advising charitable foundations, wealthy families and entrepreneurs on their financial investments. He was a member of the Investment Strategy Group and head of the Portfolio Management Group for EMEA and Asia. Bruno earned an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and holds a degree in Applied Economics from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium.
Martin plays First Violin in the LPO. Read Martin's biography here.
Al MacCuish is Chief Creative Officer and co-founder of Sunshine. A veteran of the marketing and communications industry, he has created award-winning global campaigns for brands including BMW, Land Rover, Orange, Skype, Penguin, Nike, Roald Dahl and Gucci. Al is also the author of the children's books Operation Alphabet and The Bee who Spoke, both published by Thames & Hudson.
Susanne plays Viola in the LPO. Read Susanne's biography here.
Pei-Jee is Co-Principal Cello of the LPO. Read Pei-Jee's biography here.
Andrew Tusa has had a twenty-year career in financial services, starting in asset management and currently being pursued in UK investment banking. Andrew followed a career as a professional singer for eight years after taking a degree in Music and is a keen violinist.
Timothy Walker AM
Timothy is the Chief Executive and Artistic Director of the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Read Timothy's full biography here.
Neil is a graduate of Cambridge University (where he is an honorary life fellow of Corpus Christi College) and Harvard Law School. He joined the New York law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in 1979, where he became a partner in 1985 and from which he retired in 2006. For many years he has been a patron of performing arts institutions including The Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and the New York Philharmonic. He also served as Treasurer and Board Member of Opera Orchestra of New York. Neil supports the chair of London Philharmonic Orchestra Leader Pieter Schoeman.
David plays Trombone in the LPO. Read David's biography here.
Honorary Life Members
Carol Colburn Grigor CBE
Pehr G Gyllenhammar
Mrs Jackie Rosenfeld OBE