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Katy Wright

Deputy Editor, Classical Music

Mark Pemberton awarded ACEVO Fellowship

12:01, 8th December 2017

Mark Pemberton, director of the Association of British Orchestras, is one of five individuals to receive ACEVO Fellowships for 2017.

ACEVO Fellowships champion inspirational and emerging leaders from across the UK. They are awarded to those whose work has been identified by their peers as outstanding, and whose achievements deserve greater recognition.

Each Fellow receives a funded place on a Leadership Trust programme worth over £3,000; a personalised development plan; an ACEVO mentor; a free place on an ACEVO Leadership Learning workshop; a pack of ACEVO publications and a year’s free membership.

The awards will be presented at the charity leaders’ network’s Annual General Meeting on 7 December.

Since becoming director of the ABO since 2007, Mark Pemberton has restructured the organisation’s team, built its reserves, increased membership, introduced new services and raised its political profile.

Pemberton is also chair of the National Music Council and ACEVO’s Arts & Heritage Special Interest Group, and a member of the National Campaign for the Arts board. Before joining the ABO, he was chief executive of the National Operatic & Dramatic Association and also served as chair of Voluntary Arts England.

ACEVO chair Paul Farmer said: ‘ACEVO and the Leadership Trust Foundation take pride in rewarding inspirational leaders who demonstrate exceptional commitment, professionalism and vision. We’re delighted to give recognition through our Fellowships to the contribution these individuals make to their organisations and causes, and to offer them the opportunity to continue to learn and grow as leaders.’

Henrietta Baldock, chair of the Leadership Trust Foundation said: ‘Our congratulations to all the fellows on this much deserved award. The most effective leadership stems from personal power not authority power and we are delighted to invest in all of the fellows in the belief that their personal growth will mean the organisations they represent will be even stronger in the future.’


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