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Changes to ENO Board

14th September 2016 in News

Today, ENO announces the appointment of three new trustees and changes to governance.

Patti White, Patty Dimond and Phil Edgar-Jones are joining the ENO Board of Trustees with immediate effect. The newly appointed Trustees replace Glyn Barker, David Buchler, and David Harrell who are all stepping down from the ENO Board, following seven, nine and nine years of service respectively.

Separately, Nick Allan, currently a trustee, will become Deputy Chair as well as becoming Chair of the Finance Committee. Nick has been on the Board since 2008 and has had a long and distinguished career in the City. Catherine May becomes the Senior Independent Director, having served on the Board since 2011. She has held a series of executive committee roles at SAB Miller, Centrica and Reed Elsevier.

Patti White has been President, since 2012, of the American Friends of ENO (AFENO), a US-based autonomous not-for-profit organisation that organises up to six events annually and contributes over £100,000 to ENO annual fundraising efforts. Patti has been involved with AFENO since 2004.

Outside of ENO, since 2006, Patti has sat on the Board and acted as Chair from 2013-2015 for the UK-based charity the UK Friends of the National Museum of Women in the Arts. This supports the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington D.C. and the UK Friends will sponsor the first exhibition to travel to London from the NMWA, opening at the Whitechapel Gallery in 2017.

Patti brings to the ENO Board a wealth of experience in strategic planning for fundraising, advocacy and volunteering.

Patty Dimond is an investor, advisor and mentor of early stage businesses and
Co –Author: of Driven to the Brink: Why Corporate Governance and Culture Matter.

She has over 25 years international experience in consumer markets having worked with retail, financial services and brands, including Value Retail Management, Musgrave PLC, Mothercare Direct and Storehouse PLC.

She is a CFA, a member of the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts and a Canadian Chartered Accountant.

Phil Edgar-Jones is Director of Sky Arts, the definitive destination for Arts and Culture on television. He joined Sky as Head of Entertainment in 2012, before taking over Sky Arts in 2014.

During his time at Sky Arts, Phil has commissioned opera broadcasts from the Royal Opera House, ENO and Glyndebourne. Sky Arts is the first broadcaster to broadcast Wagner’s Ring Cycle from Bayreuth which was simulcast in the UK, Germany, Italy and Australia. Phil has also overseen the creation of Portrait and Landscape Artists of the Year alongside a myriad of other programmes spanning the spectrum of Arts genres from opera and ballet to rock and pop, the visual arts and design to fashion and film.
ENO Board
As of 14 September 2016 and following these appointments, the ENO Board comprises

Dr Harry Brunjes, Chair
Nicholas Allan, Deputy Chair
Nicholas Addyman
Patty Dimond
Phil Edgar-Jones
Louise Jeffrey
Catherine May
Huw Van Steenis
Lord Sumption
Patti White
Anthony Whitworth-Jones
John Cooke (Board Secretary)