Our Senior Management Team, led by the Principal, is responsible for every aspect of the smooth day-to-day running of the institution

This includes teaching and research, student and staff welfare, financial management, administration, fundraising, and much more.


Jonathan Freeman-Attwood CBE


I am a performer, writer, educator and recording producer. I am responsible, under the Governing Body, for all areas of the Academy’s life and work.


Timothy Jones

Deputy Principal

I am a musicologist, performer and educator, and I am responsible for all aspects of the Academy's educational, artistic and research activities.

Kirsty MacDonald

Deputy Principal (Advancement)

I am responsible for fundraising, communications, marketing and alumni relations.

Karen Di Lorenzo

Director of Finance

I have responsibility for Academy financial and investment management and for external financial reporting and compliance with statutory requirements.


Elizabeth Kenny

Dean of Students

I am a lute player, and as Dean of Students I oversee Student Support, Collections, Widening Participation, Open Academy and Junior Academy.

Catherine Jury

Registrar and Director of Student Operations

I am responsible for the student lifecycle, regulatory compliance, quality assurance, business continuity, ESG, HR, IT, and data protection.