Timothy Walker CBE AM - Chief Executive & Artistic Director

Timothy Walker was appointed Chief Executive & Artistic Director of the London Philharmonic Orchestra in November 2002.

Timothy Walker

Timothy was formerly the founder and Chief Executive of World Orchestras, a company established to present an International Orchestras Season at the Sydney Opera House and Melbourne Concert Hall, and prior to that General Manager of the Australian Chamber Orchestra between 1989 and 1999. Previous positions included Marketing and Development Manager at the ACO, and Concert Manager, then Executive Officer, of the Canberra School of Music, Australian National University.

He was on the Board of the International Society for the Performing Arts (ISPA) for six years and served as Secretary, Treasurer, member of the Executive Committee, Chair of the Development Committee and Chair of the Organising Committee of the 15th International Congress of ISPA held at the Sydney Opera House in 2001.

Timothy was an inaugural member of the Australian International Cultural Council, and has served as a director of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, a member of the External Advisory Board of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Deputy Chair of the Music Council of Australia and a director of the Orchestral Network of Australia.

He was on the judging panel of the inaugural Australian Business Arts Foundation Awards, has been a judge of the Freedman Classical Musician Fellowships in Australia and a member of the juries of the London International Piano Competition, the Victor de Sabata Conducting Competition in Trieste and the Princess Astrid Music Prize in Trondheim.

Timothy is a former Chairman of the Association of British Orchestras and serves on the Boards of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Henry Wood Hall, the Serge Rachmaninoff Foundation and London Music Masters. He is a co-recipient with the Australian Chamber Orchestra of the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Award, a recipient of the Nugget Award of the Australian Institute of Arts Management and was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2000 for services to arts administration in Australia.

Timothy has an honours degree in Arts, a Diploma of Music and a Diploma of Education from the University of Tasmania and a Diploma of Financial Management from the University of New England. He has been a consultant to The Australian Ballet, the Australian Festival of Chamber Music, the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and the Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo. He is a member of the Royal Philharmonic Society and the Athenaeum Club, London, and was a Visiting Fellow Commoner at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge in 2012/13. In May 2014 Timothy was made an Honorary Member of the Royal College of Music, London.

In the 2020 New Year’s Honours, Her Majesty The Queen granted Timothy Walker the honour of Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for Services to the Arts and Music.