Advisory Council

The Advisory Council of the London Symphony Orchestra is a group of distinguished people who very generously place their experience and expertise at the disposal of the Orchestra.

They are consulted by members of the LSO Administration when advice in a particular area is needed and the contribution they make to the LSO is extremely valuable and greatly appreciated.

Jonathan Moulds CBE Chairman, LSO Advisory Council
Nick Anstee
Stephen L Barter
Maria Bentley
Tony Bloom
Sir John Boyd KCMG
Sir David Brewer Kt CMG
The Lord Chadlington
Charles Clark
Christopher Coombe Partner Consultant, Linklaters LLP
Jeremy Delmar-Morgan
Brian N Dickie
Donatella Flick Founder, The Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition
The Hon Sir Rocco & Lady Forte
Professor David Gann CBE
Sir Stephen Gomersall KCMG Director, and Group Chairman for Europe, Hitachi
Katya Gorbatiouk
The Rt. Hon. The Earl of Gowrie
Philip Keevil Senior Partner, Compass Advisors
Baron King of Lothbury GBE, FBA
Corinne Laurie Founder, Music for the Early Years
Mark Lewisohn Vice Chairman, Investment Banking, UBS Investment Bank


Dame Mary Marsh
Colin Matthews OBE Composer
Ian Moore Executive Chairman, Moore Group
Christopher Moran Christopher Moran Group of Companies
James Olley Senior Consultant, Montfort Communications
Lady Panufnik Founder, LSO Panufnik Young Composers’ Scheme
James Richards Chairman, The China Association
The Viscount & Viscountess Rothermere
Oliver Shiell 
The Rt Hon Lord Smith of Finsbury Master of Pembroke College, Cambridge
Sir Martin Sorrell Group Chief Executive, WPP Group, Plc
John Stephens OBE
Sir Angus Stirling
Janis Susskind Managing Director, Boosey & Hawkes London
Sir David Tang KBE
Sir Alan Traill GBE QSO Insurance Consultant and Arbitrator
Sir David Warren KCMG Chairman, The Japan Society

The Boards

London Symphony Orchestra Ltd

London Symphony Orchestra Ltd, a registered charity, is a self-governing orchestra managed by a Board of Directors comprising players, the Managing Director, and external trustees. The day-to-day business of the Orchestra is run by the Orchestra Committee of the Board, and the Orchestra's finances are managed by the Finance Committee of the Board.

Charity reg. no. 232391

The Board of Directors
Gareth Davies (Chairman)
Belinda McFarlane (Vice-Chairman)
Clare Duckworth (Vice-Chairman)
Kathryn McDowell CBE (Managing Director)
David Alberman
Tony Bloom*
Joost Bosdijk
Matthew Gardner
Richard Hardie* 
Timothy Jones
Dame Mary Marsh*
Christopher Moran*
Jonathan Moulds CBE*
Rikesh Shah (Company Secretary)
* External directors


Orchestra Committee of the Board
Gareth Davies (Chairman)
Belinda McFarlane (Vice-Chairman)
Clare Duckworth (Vice-Chairman)
Kathryn McDowell CBE (Managing Director)
David Alberman
Joost Bosdijk
Eve-Marie Caravassilis
Matthew Gardner
Jörg Hammann
Timothy Jones
Sue Mallet

Finance Committee of the Board
Richard Hardie (Chairman)
Kathryn McDowell CBE (Managing Director)
Tony Bloom
Gareth Davies
Clare Duckworth
Christopher Moran
Jonathan Moulds CBE


Development Board
Jonathan Moulds CBE (Chairman)
Kathryn McDowell CBE (Managing Director)
Matthias Brandl
Kevin Burrowes
Michiel de Jong
Katya Gorbatiouk
Stewart Hamel
Chris Jones
Peter Knight
Sumita Kumar
Dvora Lewis
Ian Moore
Elliot Moss
David Powell
Amanda Rendle
James Richards
William Stockler


LSO Productions Ltd

LSO Productions Ltd is a company wholly owned by LSO Ltd, with a separate Board. This company exists to manage LSO St Luke's and the LSO Discovery programme.

LSO Productions Ltd Board of Directors
Kathryn McDowell CBE (Managing Director)
Gareth Davies
Rikesh Shah (Company Secretary)
Patrick Harrild


St Luke Centre Management Company
Ian Martin (Chairman)
Christopher Coombe
James McKechnie
Caroline York
Rikesh Shah (Company Secretary)

LSO Live Ltd

LSO Live Ltd is a company wholly owned by LSO Ltd, with a separate Board. This company exists to manage LSO Live and related activities.

LSO Live Ltd Board of Directors
Tony Bloom (Chairman)
Kathryn McDowell (Managing Director)
Gareth Davies
Matthew Gibson


LSO Endowment Trust

The LSO Endowment Trust is a registered charity which is run by a board of trustees as a separate entity to the London Symphony Orchestra group of companies. Its main charitable objective is the promotion and advancement of music education and the encouragement of the arts.

Charity reg. no. 233700

Charles Clark (Chairman)
Kathryn McDowell CBE (Managing Director)
Claire Anstee
Gareth Davies
Jeremy Delmar-Morgan
The Hon Sir Rocco Forte
Lady Forte
Richard Hardie
John Shakeshaft