The Governing Body’s main responsibilities include approving the mission and strategic vision of the Academy and acting as its principal financial, business and legal authority.

You can read more about the responsibilities of the Governing Body here:

Patron

HM The Queen

President

HRH The Duchess of Gloucester GCVO, Hon FRAM

Vice-Presidents

Lord Burns GCB, Hon FRAM
Sir Elton John CH CBE, Hon RAM
Sir David Lumsden MA, DPhil, Hon RAM, Hon FRCO
Sir Curtis Price KBE, Hon RAM

Independent Members of the Governing Body (Trustees)

Dame Jenny Abramsky CBE, DBE, Hon RAM (Chair)
Lady Sainsbury of Turville CBE, Hon FRAM, FSA (Deputy Chair)
The Rt Hon Lord Sumption OBE, PC, FSA, FRHistS, Hon FRAM (Deputy Chair)
Lord Blackwell
John Burgess Hon FRAM
Robin Butler Hon FRAM
Lucy Crowe FRAM
Rehmet Kassim-Lakha
Luke Lloyd-Davies
Timothy Parker
Professor Sir Richard Trainor KBE, BA, MA, DPhil, FKC, Hon FRAM
Duchess of Wellington OBE
William de Winton
Damian Wisniewski BSc (Eng), ACGI, LRAM, ACA

Elected Members of Governing Body

Melanie Ragge MPhil, MA, LRAM, Dip RCM (Academic Staff Representative)
Jon Thorne (Academic Staff Representative)
Kathryn Adamson MA, Hon FRAM (Administrative Staff Representative)
Stephen Payne (Student Union President and Student Representative)

Principal

Professor Jonathan Freeman-Attwood CBE, BMus, MPhil, Hon RAM, FKC, FRNCM, FRCM

Senior Management Team

Professor Timothy Jones MA, DPhil, LTCL, Hon RAM (Deputy Principal (Programmes and Research))
Kirsty MacDonald BA, MA (Oxon) (Deputy Principal (Advancement))
Judith Barber BSc, CPFA, Hon ARAM (Director of Finance)
Professor Elizabeth Kenny MA, FRAM (Dean of Students)
Catherine Jury BA, Hon RAM (Registrar and Director of Student Operations)

Sandra Green Hon ARAM (Secretary to the Governing Body)

Other charities of which members of the Governing Body are trustees as of 1 January 2019.

Dame Jenny Abramsky CBE, DBE, Hon RAM (Chair)

Birmingham Royal Ballet
Canal and River Trust
English Touring Theatre
National Life Stories
RAM Collections Trust
The Royal Ballet

Lady Sainsbury of Turville CBE, Hon FRAM, FSA (Deputy Chair)

Backstage Trust

Lord Blackwell

The Yehudi Menuhin School

The Rt Hon Lord Sumption OBE, PC, FSA, FRHistS, Hon FRAM

English National Opera

Timothy Parker

Brand Foundation
The Grange Foundation
National Trust

Professor Sir Richard Trainor KBE, BA, MA, DPhil, FKC, Hon FRAM

Economic History Society
Exeter College, Oxford
Michael Cohen Trust
Museum of London
University of Oxford

William de Winton

Springboard Bursary Foundation
UP Foundation

Damian Wisniewski BSc (Eng), ACGI, LRAM, ACA

Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music

Jon Thorne

Vacation Chamber Orchestras