The National Youth Orchestra is pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher Satterthwaite CBE as their new Chair of Trustees. He has a wealth of experience in the arts, a track record of fostering growth and a passion for nurturing young talent. He is a former chair of the Roundhouse, former trustee of the Dulwich Picture Gallery and The Watts Gallery. He is currently and remains a trustee of QEST, the charity transforming the careers of talented and aspiring craftspeople.
As NYO looks to expand its reach and impact, his strategic vision and commitment to supporting young musicians of all backgrounds from across the country, make him an ideal choice for this pivotal role.
Chris said: ‘NYO is a wonderful organisation that champions music in developing the lives of young people individually and collectively. I look forward to helping it grow its extraordinary impact across the country in every way I can.’
NYO expresses its gratitude to the outgoing interim Chair of Trustees, Donagh Collins for his great contribution to the organisation over the past year. Concerning this appointment Donagh commented: ‘I am absolutely delighted to ‘hand the baton’ over to Chris, as I am certain he will help the charity achieve great things, in a time when creative and collaborative opportunities for young people could not be more vital.’
Sarah Alexander OBE, CEO of NYO: ‘we are thrilled to welcome Chris, following a careful decision process prioritising the future of young musicians at the heart of the organisation. We look forward to a new chapter under Chris’ leadership and we are confident that his expertise will be instrumental in driving the charity’s mission forward.’