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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.

Principals Office:

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

Junior Conservatoire:

Head of RBC Junior Conservatoire: Tim English
Junior Conservatoire Administrators: Lulu Lezama and Elizabeth Roxburgh

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

Events Office:

Venues Manager: Libby Surplice
Events Manager: Kate Dean
Events Marketing Manager: Andy Roberts

General Contact: Conservatoire@bcu.ac.uk