Paul Hamlyn Hall, Bow Street Entrance
Paul Hamlyn Hall, Bow Street Entrance

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

HRH The Prince of Wales

Hon. Vice-President

Lord Sainsbury of Preston Candover KG

Hon. Vice-President

Dame Vivien Duffield DBE

Hon. Vice-President

Sir Simon Robey

Chief Executive

Alex Beard CBE

Board of Trustees
  • Zeinab Badawi
  • Tim Bunting
  • Lord Browne of Madingley
  • Kirsty Cooper
  • Dr Genevieve Davies
  • Sir Lloyd Dorfman CBE
  • Dame Vivien Duffield
  • Lady Heywood
  • Susan Hoyle OBE
  • Sir Nicholas Hytner
  • Sir John Kingman
  • Julian Metherell
  • Paul Morrell OBE
  • Indhu Rubasingham MBE
  • Chris Townsend OBE
  • Roger Wright CBE
  • Danny Wyler

Company Secretary

Leah Hurst

Finance and Operations Committee

Chair

Lady Heywood

  • Sir Lloyd Dorfman CBE
  • Sir Nicholas Hytner
  • Sir John Kingman
  • Julian Metherell
  • Paul Morrell OBE
  • Danny Wyler
Audit and Risk Committee

Chair

Julian Metherell

  • Kirsty Cooper
  • Lady Heywood
  • Sir Nicholas Hytner
  • Sir John Kingman
  • Paul Morrell OBE
  • Danny Wyler
Learning and Participation Committee

Chair

Sue Hoyle OBE

  • Helen Bruckdorfer
  • Hilary Carty
  • Dame Vivien Duffield
  • Jonathan Sands
  • Bridget Whyte
Development Committee

Chair

Danny Wyler

  • Tim Bunting
  • The Countess of Chichester
  • Dame Vivien Duffield
  • Robert Kalff
  • Paul Raphael
  • Dame Gail Ronson
  • The Earl of Snowdon
  • Andrew Walton
  • Lady Young of Graffham
Nominations and Remuneration Committee
  • Dame Vivien Duffield
  • Sue Hoyle OBE
  • Lady Suzanne Heywood
  • Julian Metherell
  • Danny Wyler
Royal Opera House Endowment Fund

Chair

Dame Vivien Duffield

Deputy Chair

Sir Simon Robey

  • Tim Bunting
  • Hamish Forsyth
  • Sir Simon Robertson
  • Baroness Shackleton of Belgravia
  • Peter Troughton CVO CBE
Honorary Trustees
  • The Countess of Chichester
  • Dame Gail Ronson
Board of Honorary Directors

Honorary Vice Chair

The Countess of Chichester

Honorary Vice Chair

Dame Gail Ronson

  • Gregory and Regina Annenberg Weingarten
  • Lady Ashcroft
  • Mikhail Bakhtiarov
  • Celia Blakey
  • Mr & Mrs Anthony Bolton
  • Boodles - Michael Wainwright
  • BP International – Peter Mather
  • Tim and Sarah Bunting
  • Susan Burns OBE and John Burns
  • Ricki Gail Conway
  • Dr Genevieve and Mr Peter Davies
  • Sir Mick and Lady Barbara Davis
  • The Deborah Loeb Brice Foundation
  • Sir Lloyd Dorfman CBE
  • Dame Vivien Duffield
  • Aline Foriel-Destezet
  • Hamish and Sophie Forsyth
  • David and Sarah Fransen
  • Kenneth and Susan Green
  • Sandra and Anthony Gutman
  • Lady Hamlyn
  • Jane Hamlyn
  • Dr Catherine Hogel
  • Charles Holloway
  • Aud Jebsen
  • Doug and Ceri King
  • Frances Kirsh
  • Mrs Alfiya Askar Abulkhair and Timur Kuanyshev
  • Lord and Lady Laidlaw
  • Rena and Sandro Lavery
  • The Margulies Family
  • 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
  • Rolex – Arnaud Boetsch
  • The Gerald and Gail Ronson Family Foundation
  • Ruinart – Alexei Rosin
  • Dame Theresa Sackler
  • Mrs Lily Safra
  • Lord and Lady Sainsbury of Preston Candover
  • Kim Samuel
  • Tina Taylor
  • Lindsay and Sarah Tomlinson
  • Van Cleef & Arpels – Geoffroy Medinger
  • Danny and Lillan Wyler
  • Anonymous (4)
ROH Pension Trustee Ltd

Chair

Richard Soper