Boards and Committees

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 activities 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 is 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

The former Prince of Wales

Hon. Vice-President

Dame Vivien Duffield DBE

Hon. Vice-President

Sir Simon Robey

Chief Executive

Alex Beard CBE

Board of Trustees

Chair

  • Sir Lloyd Dorfman CVO CBE
  • Zeinab Badawi
  • Caroline Britton
  • Lord Browne of Madingley
  • Tim Bunting
  • Lisa Burger CBE
  • Kirsty Cooper
  • Sue Hoyle OBE
  • Philipp Freise
  • Vanessa Kingori OBE
  • Paul Morrell OBE
  • Indhu Rubasingham MBE
  • Janis Susskind OBE
  • Chris Townsend CBE
  • Michael Ward
  • Danny Wyler
  • Sir Alex Younger KCMG

Company Secretary

Leah Hurst

Finance and Commercial Committee

Chair

Tim Bunting

  • Caroline Britton
  • Lisa Burger CBE
  • Sir Lloyd Dorfman CVO CBE
  • Dan Ison
  • Paul Morrell OBE
  • Michael Ward
  • Danny Wyler
Audit and Risk Committee

Chair

Caroline Britton

  • Tim Bunting
  • Kirsty Cooper
  • Sir Lloyd Dorfman CVO CBE
  • Paul Morrell OBE
  • Danny Wyler
  • Sir Alex Younger KCMG
Learning and Participation Committee

Chair

Sue Hoyle OBE

  • Annie Crombie
  • Tanya Joseph
  • Simon Pearson
  • Janis Susskind OBE
  • Sharon Watson
  • Bridget Whyte
Development Committee

Chair

Philipp Freise

  • Tim Bunting
  • Sir Mick Davis
  • Sir Lloyd Dorfman CVO CBE
  • Anthony Gutman
  • Yuanbo Liu
  • Nicole Ronson Allalouf
Nominations and Remuneration Committee

Chair

Sir Lloyd Dorfman CVO CBE

  • Caroline Britton
  • Lord Browne of Madingley
  • Tim Bunting
  • Dame Vivien Duffield
  • Philipp Freise
  • Sue Hoyle OBE
Donation and Income Acceptance Committee

Chair

Sir Lloyd Dorfman CVO CBE

  • Zeinab Badawi
  • Kirsty Cooper
  • Danny Wyler
  • Sir Alex Younger KCMG
Royal Opera House Endowment Fund

Chair

Dame Vivien Duffield

Deputy Chair

Sir Simon Robey

  • Caroline Britton
  • Tim Bunting
  • Hamish Forsyth
  • Lady Gavron
Honorary Trustees
  • The Countess of Chichester
  • Dame Gail Ronson
Board of Honorary Directors

Chair

Sir Lloyd Dorfman CVO CBE

Honorary Vice Chairs

The Countess of Chichester

Dame Gail Ronson

Danny Wyler

  • Lady Ashcroft
  • Tim Ashley and John Booth
  • Mikhail Bakhtiarov
  • The BAND Trust
  • Mercedes T. Bass
  • Boodles - Michael Wainwright
  • The Deborah Loeb Brice Foundation
  • Tim and Sarah Bunting
  • John and Susan Burns OBE
  • Ricki Gail Conway
  • Sir Mick and Lady Barbara Davis
  • Baron and Baroness de Gunzburg
  • Sir Lloyd and Lady Dorfman CVO OBE
  • Aline Foriel-Destezet
  • David Fransen
  • Philipp Freise
  • Alex and Elena Gerko
  • Kenneth and Susan Green
  • Sandra and Anthony Gutman
  • Charles and Kaaren Hale
  • Lady Hamlyn
  • Jane Hamlyn
  • Lady Heywood
  • Dr Catherine Høgel
  • Charles Holloway
  • Alan and Caroline Howard
  • Huo Family Foundation
  • Aud Jebsen
  • Doug and Ceri King
  • Frances Kirsh
  • Mrs Alfiya Askar Abulkhair and Timur Kuanyshev
  • Bob and Tamar Manoukian
  • Dr Patrick Mueller
  • Bertrand and Elisabeth Meunier
  • Marit Mohn
  • Mrs Susan A. Olde OBE
  • Stefan Sten Olsson
  • Jette and Alan Parker
  • Natalie Parker
  • Melinda and Donald Quintin
  • Julia and Hans Rausing
  • Yvonne and Bjarne Rieber
  • Sir Simon and Lady Robertson
  • Sir Simon Robey
  • Victoria Robey OBE
  • Rolex – Arnaud Boetsch
  • The Gerald and Gail Ronson Family Foundation
  • Veuve Clicquot – Alexei Rosin
  • Lady Sainsbury of Preston Candover
  • Kim Samuel
  • Tina Taylor
  • Lindsay and Sarah Tomlinson
  • Van Cleef & Arpels – Geoffroy Medinger
  • Sir Guy Weston
  • Yleana Arce Foundation
  • Anonymous (4)
ROH Pension Trustee Ltd

Chair

Richard Soper

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Royal Opera House Covent Garden Foundation, a charitable company limited by guarantee incorporated in England and Wales (Company number 480523) Charity Registered (Number 211775)