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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.

Key Management and Support Staff

Principal: Julian Lloyd Webber
PA to the Principal and Trusts and Awards Officer: Andrea Cox

Vice Principal (Music): Shirley Thompson
Vice Principal
(Acting): Stephen Simms

Associate Principal (International): Lamberto Coccioli

PA to the Vice Principal and Associate Principal: Judy Francis

International Coordinator: Ruth Wootton

Head of Junior Department: Timothy English
Secretary to the Junior Department: Lulu Lezama

Head of Venues, Concerts and Events: Emily Bartlett
Concert Manager: Libby Surplice
Conservatoire Librarian: Francis Firth

Head of Learning, Development and Outreach: Richard Shrewsbury

Operations Manager: Jamie Suttle
Finance Office: Shared Finance email
Support Services Manager (Building Services and Security): Ian Pountney

Royal Conservatoire Alumni Association: Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Association

General Enquiries: Conservatoire Office