Board and Advisory Council
Board of Directors
Victoria Robey OBE Chairman
Victoria was educated in the US at Phillips Academy Andover and Wesleyan University in Connecticut. She began her professional career in Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate Finance at Goldman Sachs (New York and London), subsequently joining Executive Search firm Russell Reynolds Associates. Following postgraduate studies in London at the Courtauld Institute, Victoria worked at the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art. She was a Trustee of the Foundling Museum, a member of the Mayor's Music Education Steering Committee and a Council Member of the Royal College of Music (2007–17). She is Founder Director on the board of Music Masters (recently rebranded from London Music Masters, which she founded with Itzhak Rashkovsky) and serves on the boards of the Royal Philharmonic Society and the Sphinx Organization. Victoria was awarded an OBE for services to music in June 2014 and supports the chair of LPO Principal Timpanist, Simon Carrington.
Martin Höhmann* President
Martin plays First Violin in the LPO, which he joined in 2000. In 2003 he joined the Orchestra's Board of Directors, of which he was Chairman from 2005–12 and became President in 2019. Read Martin'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 Baldwin* Vice-President
Henry is Co-Principal Percussionist of the LPO. Read Henry's biography here.
Kate is a Second Violin in the LPO. Read Kate's biography here.
David holds a number of non-executive board positions and is currently Chairman of Royal Bank of Canada (Europe) Ltd., Chairman of Redwood Bank, Chairman of Archax Ltd., and Chair of the Board of Governors for the Yehudi Menuhin School. David was previously a non-executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee for CIBC World Markets plc, and the lead Independent Non-executive Director for Fullerton Health pte in Singapore. He was a member of the Manchester University Global Leadership Board and Deputy Chairman, Hon. Treasurer and Chairman of the Finance and Investment Committees for the River and Rowing Museum in Henley. Prior to that David was European CFO for Morgan Stanley, Chief Executive of Morgan Stanley Bank International and a member of the Firm’s European Management Committee. 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. David and his wife Yi support the chair of LPO Second Violinist Fiona Higham.
David is Chief Executive of the LPO. Read David's biography here.
Deborah is SVP, Group Marketing & Corporate Responsibility Director on the Executive Committee of retailer TJX Europe (TK Maxx & Homesense). Deborah began her career in journalism and marketing communication agencies. Having joined TJX Europe in 1993, she has held a number of different positions across the global retail group in Brand & Marketing, Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability and also in Business Development, Buying and Ecommerce. Deborah sits on the TJX Europe Inclusion and Diversity Governance Group. Deborah is a member of an Advisory Group for The Prince’s Trust, which works to improve the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable young people in the UK, and is also a school governor. She is a keen amateur musician and can be found trying to improve her piano playing or upholding a great British tradition, singing with a choral society.
Tanya is an experienced communications professional who has worked at the highest levels of government, private and not-for-profit sector providing advice and support across communications disciplines including consumer pr, corporate affairs, reputation management and behaviour change campaigning. A South African by birth and a Londoner in her soul, she has also lived and worked in Paris, Pakistan and Hong Kong. Among her many extra-curricular activities, Tanya sits on the board of the Thomson Foundation which works to raise standards of journalism across the world and London Sport, a public body which iw raking to make London the most active city in the world.
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 1994–2017 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.
Hugh plays Double Bass in the LPO. Read Hugh'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.
Tania is Principal Second Violin of the LPO. Read Tania's biography here.
Stewart McIlwham is Principal Piccolo of the LPO, as well as a Professor of Piccolo at the Royal College of Music. Read Stewart's biography here.
Jamie was appointed Chief Executive of UK Music, the body that represents the UK music industry, in October 2020. Previously he was special adviser to the Health Secretary Matt Hancock. He worked as a senior adviser in government since 2018, starting as a special adviser to Matt when he was Culture Secretary, before moving with him to the Department for Health and Social Care. Earlier in his career Jamie worked for the election strategist Lynton Crosby and as a political adviser for the Conservative Party. Jamie holds a Bachelor's degree in Music and a Masters in International Relations from the University of Nottingham. He is a keen speed chess player, plays the piano exceptionally badly and enjoys conducting at amateur level (when opportunities with unfortunate and unsuspecting orchestras arise).
Andrew Tusa has had a 25-year career in financial services, starting in asset management and currently as a Managing Director in the investment banking team at Barclays. On graduating from Oxford University with a degree in Music, Andrew followed a career as a professional singer for eight years and sat on the board of the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra from 2001 for seven years. He is a keen violinist.
Mark is Co-Principal Horn of the LPO. Read Mark's biography here.
Neil is a retired lawyer based in New York. He supports the chair of LPO Leader Pieter Schoeman.
Honorary Life Members
Carol Colburn Grigor CBE
Pehr G Gyllenhammar
Mrs Jackie Rosenfeld OBE