Katy Wright

Deputy Editor, Classical Music

LMP appoints new chair

2:13, 9th January 2018

Neville Osrin has been appointed as chair of the London Mozart Players Orchestra Ltd (LMP) board of directors.

The business psychologist and consultant has succeeded Paul Archibald, who has stepped down after three years in post, but will remain on the board.

The appointment comes as the LMP approaches its 70th birthday in 2019, and cements the ensemble’s existing relationship with Osrin. A member of the LMP Development Group, he has played a key role in guiding the development of ‘Podium’, the LMP’s interactive leadership programme which aims to help businesses achieve greater levels of performance by learning from the orchestra’s teamwork and leadership model.

Osrin described his appointment as ‘both an honour and an immense privilege’, adding: ‘I look forward with great pleasure to working with the Board in meeting the many challenges facing those in the arts; enabling the LMP to thrive, while continuing to amaze and delight audiences with their peerless performances.’

Archibald commented: ‘I feel that now is an excellent time to bring in some new ideas that will take the orchestra forward over the coming years.

‘The orchestra has a history of 70 years of high quality music-making and I believe Neville is the right person to guide the next stage of LMP’s exciting journey. The orchestra is a dynamic organisation and I look forward to continuing to play my part as a director of the board of LMP and principal trumpet.’

In addition to Osrin’s appointment as chair, Martin Grainger, sub-principal horn for the LMP since 2014, has also been appointed to the board of directors.


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