Peter King, Chair
Peter King is a lawyer and a civil servant. He is the Legal Director at HM Treasury, responsible for a team advising ministers and officials on all relevant legal matters, including new legislation and the management of public money. Until 2017, he was a lawyer in private practice advising multinational companies on corporate matters. He is a trustee of several charities including the Salvation Army International. He is a frequent attender at concerts and opera, and plays the clarinet and saxophone in small groups.
John is a Chicago-based consultant to arts non-profits in financial planning, board development, and strategy. He serves on the boards of Grammy award-winning Third Coast Percussion and of Sanderson Farms, Inc., a food processing company with sales exceeding $3 billion. John served on the Curatorial Board of Ear Taxi Festival, a Chicago-wide 2016 celebration of new music. He retired in 2004 as Manager, Research Adminstration for A.G. Edwards, and worked as a sell-side equity research analyst. John is a Chartered Financial Analyst and was graduated from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
Sally Groves was, until June 2014, Creative Director London with Schott Music. She has always played an active role in British musical life, serving as a Board member with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Royal Northern College of Music, of which she is an Honorary Member, and the Music Publishers Association, which awarded her their Gold Medal in 2014. Sally now chairs the Vaughan Williams Charitable Trust, Opera Ventures and the Music Libraries Trust, is a Governor of the Royal Society of Musicians, serves on the RVW Trust and the Michael Tippett Musical Foundation and is a trustee of the Nash Ensemble, Listenpony!, and UPROAR. Sally was given the Lesley Boosey Award, honouring champions of new music, in April 2013. In July 2015 she was awarded an MBE for services to music. In 2016 Sally was given the ABO and IAMA Awards.
Jeongmin is a violinist and arts administrator. She studied and worked in Germany with prominent ensembles such as Bavarian Radio Symphony, Bavarian State Opera and Deutsche Oper Berlin. She spent two years in her home town Seoul working with Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra before joining London Philharmonic Orchestra as co-principal 2nd violin in 2008. Apart from countless artistic highlights, various aspects of the LPO work also opened her eyes to the bigger picture of the classical music sector; notably her involvement in the Young Composers scheme, and LPO Junior Artists programme for talented young musicians from backgrounds currently under-represented in professional UK orchestras. Since turning her attention to the tasks behind the scene, she has worked at the international classical music agency HarrisonParrott in artist management and orchestral touring, and subsequently at the Tonhalle Düsseldorf, Germany where her responsibilities included artistic planning and direction of the bi-annual Schumann festival. Jeongmin is an alumna of “Find Your Way” programme of the Association of British Orchestras.
Christine is the Chief Executive of the London Music Fund, the music education charity founded by the Mayor of London. She previously studied singing at Trinity College of Music, graduating with First Class Honours, and is currently studying part-time for a Master’s in Music Education at the Institute of Education (UCL), looking particularly at barriers that young musicians face in learning, progression and development. In addition to her work with the Riot Ensemble, she is also a Trustee of the Henry Wood Accommodation Trust which offers support with living and housing costs to young musicians at the four London Conservatoires, and Soundmix, a music project working with unaccompanied young asylum seekers and refugees in Croydon. In the spare time she has left, she enjoys singing, playing the violin, cycling and yoga.
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 board of both Britten Sinfonia and NMC Recordings, and has been a member of the Cheltenham Music Festival Advisory Group an Honorary Advisor to the Gabrieli Choir Consort & Players.