Management and Support Staff
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire President:
Sir Simon Rattle CBE
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Vice-President:
Peter Donohoe CBE
Around 50 full-time members of staff (including support staff) and nearly 200 visiting specialist tutors work at the Conservatoire. This means that for roughly every two students there is one member of staff.
The vast majority of our tutors are active professional musicians, dividing their time between performing or composing and teaching. All are dedicated and experienced musicians with a passion for inspiring and training the next generation of professionals.
For a full list of staff in each department or area, as well as selected biographies, please go to Departments and Tutors.
Interim Principal: Shirley Thompson
Interim Vice Principal (Music – Teaching and Learning): Luan Shaw
Interim Vice Principal (Music – Operations): Simon Hall
Vice Principal (Acting): Stephen Simms
Associate Principal (International): Lamberto Coccioli
Executive PA and Trusts and Awards Officer: Andrea Cox
Administrative Officer (Principals Office): Judy Francis
Professional Services Teams:
Operations Manager: Jamie Suttle
Academic Administration Team Leader: Tim Francis
International Coordinator: Ruth Wootton
Conservatoire Librarian: Francis Firth
RBC Facilities Supervisor: Ian Pountney
General Contact: Conservatoire@bcu.ac.uk