MSO welcomes two new board members

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At its recent Board meeting on Tuesday 27 February 2018, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra appointed two new board members, Di Jameson and Glenn Sedgwick.

MSO Chairman Michael Ullmer said he is delighted to welcome the two new directors and looks forward to their contributions to the governance of the MSO.

“Both Di and Glenn bring to the MSO substantial business acumen and outstanding professional experience in the financial sector,” said Mr Ullmer.

“Importantly, they are also both deeply committed to supporting the arts in Australia. They understand the business environment we operate in, they share our passion for the artistic output of the MSO, and they are committed to our vision and future.

“We look forward to working with them both,” he said.

Di Jameson is a financial analyst and the Founder and Managing Director of Horsey Jameson Bird Pty Ltd. She is a well-known public speaker and was for many years Channel 10’s on-air financial adviser.

Di currently supports chairs at the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Queensland Symphony Orchestra. She also sponsors a dancer at the Queensland Ballet and an Australian pianist based in New York undertaking studies at the Manhattan School of Music.

Glenn Sedgwick is a chartered accountant and corporate advisor with extensive professional experience in Asia and Europe. Glenn’s executive career comprised 30 years at Accenture where, from 2006 until his retirement in 2013, he was Managing Director of its Asia-Pacific Insurance and Wealth Management business. In 2016 Glenn joined the board of Equity Trustees Limited. Amongst other board and governance roles, Glenn is Chair of the Finance Committee at the University of Melbourne’s Queens College and has been a member of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Foundation Committee since 2014.

The MSO Board is now Michael Ullmer (Chairman), Sophie Galaise (Managing Director), Andrew Dyer, Danny Gorog, Margaret Jackson AC , Di Jameson, David Krasnostein, David Li, Hyon-Ju Newman, Glenn Sedgwick and Helen Silver AO. Company Secretary is Oliver Carton.

About the MSO
Established in 1906, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO) is an arts leader and Australia’s longest-running professional orchestra. Chief Conductor Sir Andrew Davis has been at the helm of MSO since 2013. Engaging more than 3 million people each year, the MSO reaches a variety of audiences through live performances, recordings, TV and radio broadcasts and live streaming.

Sir Andrew Davis gave his inaugural concerts as the MSO’s Chief Conductor in 2013. The MSO also works with Associate Conductor Benjamin Northey and Assistant Conductor Tianyi Lu, as well as with such eminent recent guest conductors as Tan Dun, John Adams, Jakub Hrůša and Jukka-Pekka Saraste. It has also collaborated with non-classical musicians including Elton John, Nick Cave and Flight Facilities.

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Media enquiries: Kate Mazoudier | mazoudierk@mso.com.au | 0408 294 501