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Royal Opera House

The Royal Opera House aims to enrich people’s lives through opera and ballet. Home to two of the world’s great artistic companies – The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet, performing with the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House – we seek to be always accessible and engaging, to develop audiences across the UK and to break new ground in the presentation of lyric theatre.

Our main corporate entity is Royal Opera House Covent Garden Foundation, a registered charitable company limited by guarantee (registered in England no.480523, registered Charity no.211775). Royal Opera House Enterprises Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary (registered in England no.4112266), which carries on trading activites that fall outside the primary charitable purpose of the Royal Opera House.

The Board of Trustees of Royal Opera House Covent Garden Foundation is responsible for the governance of the Royal Opera House and is our ultimate decision-making body. Supported by the Executive Team, it responsible for overseeing the delivery of the Royal Opera House’s mission and aims. The members of the Board and of our other key committees are listed below.

Patron

HRH The Prince of Wales

Hon. Vice-President
Lord Sainsbury of Preston Candover KG

Hon. Vice-President
Dame Vivien Duffield DBE

Chief Executive
Alex Beard CBE

Board of Trustees

Simon Robey Chair
Dr Peter Cruddas
Dr Genevieve Davies
Lloyd Dorfman CBE
Dame Vivien Duffield DBE
Lady Heywood
Sir Nicholas Hytner
John Kingman
Julian Metherell
Munira Mirza
Dame Heather Rabbatts DBE
Roland Rudd
Sir Anthony Salz Senior Independent Director
Ian Taylor
Laura Wade-Gery
Samuel Walsh
Danny Wyler

Fiona Le Roy Company Secretary

Finance and Operations Committee

Lady Heywood Chair
Sir Nicholas Hytner
John Kingman
Julian Metherell
Dame Heather Rabbatts DBE
Simon Robey
Danny Wyler

Audit and Risk Committee

Julian Metherell Chair
Lady Heywood
Sir Nicholas Hytner
John Kingman
Dame Heather Rabbatts DBE
Simon Robey
Danny Wyler

Learning and Participation Committee

Sir Anthony Salz Chair
Dame Vivien Duffield DBE
David Hall Co-opted Committee Member
Anne McElvoy Co-opted Committee Member
Munira Mirza
Simon Robey
Dr Susan Tranter Co-opted Committee Member

Development Committee

Ian Taylor Chair
Roger Barron
Sue Butcher
The Countess of Chichester
Meyrick Cox
Dr Genevieve Davies
David Hancock
Simon Holden
Martin Houston
Viscount Linley
Thomas Lynch
Bernard Mensah
Julian Metherell
Sir Simon Robertson
Simon Robey
Kristina Rogge
Dame Gail Ronson DBE
Natasha Tsukanova
Danny Wyler
Lady Young of Graffham

People and Organization Committee

Simon Robey Chair
Lady Heywood
Julian Metherell
Dame Heather Rabbatts DBE
Sir Anthony Salz
Ian Taylor

Ambassadors

The Countess of Chichester
Dame Gail Ronson DBE

Royal Opera House Endowment Fund

Dame Vivien Duffield DBE Chair
Sir David Lees
Sir Stuart Lipton
Julian Metherell
Baroness Shackleton of Belgravia
Sir Simon Robertson
Peter Troughton CBE

Board of Honorary Directors

Simon Robey Chair
The Countess of Chichester Honorary Vice Chair
Dame Gail Ronson DBE  Honorary Vice Chair
Gregory and Regina Annenberg Weingarten
Lady Ashcroft
Celia Blakey
BP International – Peter Mather
Tim and Sarah Bunting
Coutts & Co – Michael Morley
Dr Peter and Fiona Cruddas
Dr Genevieve Davies
Deloitte – David Sproul
Lloyd Dorfman CBE
Aline Foriel-Destezet
Kenneth and Susan Green
Jane Hamlyn
David Hancock
Dr Catherine Høgel
Aud Jebsen
Anna and Moshe Kantor
Alfiya and Timur Kuanyshev
Thomas Lynch
Bertrand and Elisabeth Meunier
Marit Mohn
Mrs Susan A. Olde OBE
Stefan Sten Olsson
Jette and Alan Parker
Natalie Parker
Mrs Clarissa Pierburg
Yvonne and Bjarne Rieber
Sir Simon and Lady Robertson
Rolex – Arnaud Boetsch
Mrs Lily Safra
Ian and Tina Taylor
Lindsay and Sarah Tomlinson
Tsukanov Family
Dr and Mrs Michael West