Staff

Meet the staff members of the ABO.

  • Mark Pemberton

    Mark Pemberton

    Director

    Mark Pemberton has been Director of the Association of British Orchestras since July 2007.

    After graduating from Oxford University he started his career in arts management as Administrator of the professional touring theatre company Quicksilver Theatre for Children, before moving to the world-renowned drama school Drama Centre London as its General Administrator and then Mountview Theatre School as Head of Development & Marketing. Before joining the ABO he was Chief Executive of the National Operatic & Dramatic Association, the UK’s representative body for amateur and community theatre, during which time he served as chair of Voluntary Arts England.

    Mark is currently chair of the National Music Council, which exists to promote the interests of the music sector in the UK as a whole.

     
  • Jenny Lomas

    Jenny Lomas

    Finance & Events Manager

    Jenny joined the ABO in October 2011.

    From the age of 8 when Jenny had her first violin lesson she knew she wanted to work in music. Her studies led her to the University of Sheffield where she obtained a Bachelor of Music degree. 

    As Finance & Events Manager, Jenny’s role includes the organisation of Specialist Managers meetings and training courses for members throughout the year and running a busy registration desk at the annual conference.

    Outside of work, Jenny still plays the violin in an amateur orchestra where she is also the secretary and is also a keen ice skater.

     
  • Fiona Harvey

    Education and Youth Ensembles Consultant

    Fiona Harvey studied music at university and has spent most of her working life in the professional orchestral and music sector. As a consultant in music and music education, she is currently working on a variety of projects with PRS for Music Foundation, Association of British Orchestras, and Britten Sinfonia. Previously she held roles with Sound and Music, Music Education Council, National Music Council and the Music Manifesto. She is a Trustee of Awards for Young Musicians.