Here you can find out more about the Philharmonia Orchestra's Administration team, Patron, Council of Management, Trust and committees.


Helen Sprott

Managing Director

Cathy Lear

Executive Assistant to the Senior Management Team & Concerts Assistant


Fiona Martin

Deputy Managing Director

Jonathan Mayes

Director, Residencies and Regional Programme

Rachel Jones

Head of Recordings and Projects

Gemma Charlton

Tours and Projects Manager

Jo Harvey

Concerts and Projects Coordinator

Juliette Reid

Residencies and Projects Assistant

Melanie Sanders

Personal Assistant to Esa-Pekka Salonen

Cath Welsby

Orchestra Personnel Manager

David Thomas

Assistant Orchestra Personnel Manager

Craig Thorpe

Orchestra Librarian

Felix Lo

Assistant Orchestra Librarian and Auditions Administrator

Nathan Lowis

Stage / Transport Manager

Barry Brown

Assistant Stage / Transport Manager


Jonathan Kuhles

Development Director

Sarah Atkinson

Head of Individual Giving

Jennifer Pattison

Head of Trusts and Foundations

Elmery Yap

Corporate Development Manager (Maternity Cover)

Patrick Reardon-Morgan

Friends Manager

Katie Lear

Development and Events Coordinator

Ben Carr

Individual Giving Assistant

Laura Furner

Development Assistant


Tim Woodall

Marketing Director

Katie Vickers

Marketing Manager

Murray Goulstone

Box Office Manager

Emily McGroarty

Marketing Manager, Residencies and Recordings

Nikolaj Schubert

Marketing Assistant

Aleksandra Wysmyk


Lucy Breaks

Programme Editor

Audience Development

Tom Spurgin

Audience Development Manager


Thomas Gillet

Head of Digital

Luke Ritchie

Head of Digital Innovation and Partnerships

Marina Vidor

Digital Producer

William Gregg


Stephanie Clarke

Digital Projects Manager


Alexandra Brierley

Director of Education (currently on maternity leave)

Fflur Huysmans

Head of Education (Maternity Cover)

Jeremy Ney

Emerging Artists Projects Manager

Catherine Bullough

Education Projects Coordinator

Elisa Mare

Education Assistant


Paul Townley

Finance Director and Company Secretary

Francisca Onwuka

Financial Controller

Christina Macpherson

Players' Fees Administrator

Julie Ojo

Finance and Office Administrator

philharmonia apprenticeship programme

Positon Vacant

Digital and Education Projects Apprentice

Luke Treherne

Marketing and Fundraising Apprentice


Michael Hurwitz



For more information, please contact: Tim Woodall

Patron & Council of Management


HRH The Prince of Wales KG, KT, GCB, OM

Council of Management

Ms Kira Doherty (Chair)

Mr Laurent Ben Slimane

Mr Rupert Darbyshire

Mr Michael Fuller

Mr Christian Geldsetzer

Ms Carol Hultmark

Ms Victoria Irish

Ms Heidi Krutzen

Mr Robin O’Neill

The Revd John Wates OBE

Philharmonia Trust

Sir Sydney Lipworth QC (President)

Mr Saul Nathan (Interim Chair)

Ms Julia Zilberman (Interim Deputy Chair)

Mr Michael Brindle QC

Ms Kira Doherty

Mr Daan Knottenbelt

Mr Florian Leonhard

Sir Peter Middleton

Mr Laurence Modiano

Dr David Potter CBE

The Revd John Wates OBE

Mr David Whelton OBE, Hon FRAM, Hon RCM

Philharmonia Orchestra in Bedford Trust

Mr David Whelton, OBE, Hon. FRAM, Hon. RCM

Mr David Russell

The Revd Jeremy Arthern

Mr Stuart Renshaw

Cllr Henry Vann

Finance Committee

Mr Rupert Darbyshire (Chair)

Ms Kira Doherty

Ms Helen Sprott

The Revd John Wates OBE

Development Committee

Mrs Carol Wates (Chairman)

Mrs Helen Bradlow (Co Vice-Chairman)

Mrs Shimona Cowan (Co Vice-Chairman)

Mrs Joscelyn Fox

Mrs Gillian Frumkin

Mrs Yvonne Gill

Mrs Latifa Kosta

Mrs Jill Llewellyn

Mrs Joy Sigaud 

Mrs Giovanna Tomacelli de Aristimuno

Dr Yvonne Winkler

Friends Committee, London

Mrs Gillian Frumkin (Chairman)

Mr Raj Bhatia

Mr David Bird

Mr Stanley Clayman

Mr Richard Dening

Mrs Tina Granville

Mr Martyn Jones

Mr Julian Milone

Mrs Alison Shepherd

Mrs Linda Taggart

Ms Caroline Tate

Mrs Giovanna Tomacelli de Aristimuno

Friends Committee, Bedford

The Revd Jeremy Arthern (Chairman)

Mr Ivan Flack

Mrs Pam Fletcher

Miss Joan Howe

Mrs Lesley Jones

Mr Robert Jones

Dr John Kirman

Mr Peter Over

Ms June Turner

Friends Committee, Leicester

Mr Neil Roberts (Chairman)

Mrs Hilary Blackmore

The Revd Diane Johnson

Mr Ken Jones

Mrs Christine Jones

Mr Bryan Lewis

Mrs Nicki Little

Mr Douglas Smith

Mrs Susan Ann Vernon