Board and Advisory Council

Board of Directors

Dr Catherine C. Høgel Chair

Catherine is a doctor who currently taking time out of medicine to raise a growing family. Alongside experience in the corporate world she has also served on the boards of a number of arts organisations and charities, both in the UK and internationally. These include as a Trustee of the Dunard Fund, the Colburn School of Performing Arts and Awards for Young Musicians, and as a member of the Honorary Board of the Royal Opera House. Prior to succeeding Victoria Robey as Chair of the LPO Board in May 2022, she was Vice-Chair for three years, as well as a member of the Orchestra's Advisory Council. A keen musician herself, Catherine can be found singing, conducting and playing chamber music.

Lord Hall of Birkenhead CBE Vice-Chair

Tony Hall is Chairman of the children’s social work charity Frontline and the film company Harder Than You Think Ltd. He is a Trustee of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra, also sitting on the Advisory Board for Qwilt. He is former Chairman of the National Gallery, former Director-General of the BBC, former Chief Executive of the Royal Opera House and former President of the European Broadcasting Union. He was appointed inaugural Chair of the industry-led Creative & Cultural Skills, was on the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games and was Chair of the Cultural Olympiad Board. He was awarded a CBE in 2006 and was made a life peer in 2010. He sits on the crossbenches in the House of Lords.

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.

Mark Vines* Vice-President

Mark is Co-Principal Horn of the LPO. Read Mark's biography here

Kate Birchall*

Kate is a Second Violin in the LPO. Read Kate's biography here.

David Buckley

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 Burke

David is Chief Executive of the LPO. Read David's biography here.

Deborah Dolce

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.

Elena Dubinets

Elena is Artistic Director of the LPO. Read Elena's biography here.

Tanya Joseph

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 19942017 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 Kluger*

Hugh plays Double Bass in the LPO. Read Hugh's biography here.

Katharine Leek*

Katharine plays Viola in the LPO. Read Katharine's biography here.

Al MacCuish

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 Mazzetti*

Tania is Principal Second Violin of the LPO. Read Tania's biography here.

Minn Majoe*

Minn is a First Violin in the LPO. Read Minn's biography here.

 Jamie Njoku-Goodwin

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

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.

Neil Westreich

Neil is a retired lawyer based in New York. He supports the chair of LPO Leader Pieter Schoeman.

* Player-Director

Advisory Council

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Honorary Life Members

Alfonso Aijón
Kenneth Goode
Carol Colburn Grigor CBE
Pehr G Gyllenhammar
Robert Hill
Lady Victoria Robey OBE
Mrs Jackie Rosenfeld OBE
Timothy Walker CBE AM
Laurence Watt