Peter King, Chair
Peter King is a lawyer and a partner in the law firm Weil Gotshal & Manges, where he mainly advises public companies on mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and corporate governance. He is a trustee of several charities including the Salvation Army International and the Tutu Foundation UK. He is co-chair of his firm’s Pro Bono Committee. He is a frequent attender at concerts and opera, and plays the clarinet and saxophone in small groups.
Andrew joined the staff of the BBC in 1979 and became a producer with Radio 3 in 1982. Having worked across the full range of programmes, from concert relays to crafted documentaries, he became the Editor of New Music in 1991 and took responsibility for all aspects of the Network’s contemporary music output, including Jazz and World Music. A key role was the commissioning of new work for all of Radio 3’s performance areas, along with sitting on panels with partner organisations, such as RPS, BASCA, PRSF and Sound and Music, to help further the exposure of new music to as diverse an audience as possible. He left the BBC in 2013 and continues to work with contemporary music organisations to encourage and promote new work.
Judith ran the Spitalfields Festival in London’s East End from 1988 until 2007. For nearly twenty years she managed and developed the organisation, commissioning over 40 new works, launching the award-winning Education & Community Programme in 1989 and Spitalfields Winter Festival in 1996. In 2007 Judith was given the first BAFA Award for outstanding contribution to British Arts Festivals and awarded the OBE in January 2009 for services to Spitalfields Festival. Judith also serves on the Cheltenham Music Festival Advisory Group and is an Honorary Advisor to the Gabrieli Choir Consort & Players.