ABO Statement on appointment of new ACE Chair

8 September 2016

Association of British Orchestras welcomes appointment of Sir Nicholas Serota as Chair of Arts Council England

The Association of British Orchestras warmly welcomes the appointment of Sir Nicholas Serota as Chair of Arts Council England.

Sir Nicholas’s experience of running and building support for one of the country’s leading arts institutions will be hugely valuable in his role as a key voice in advocating the value of public investment in arts and culture, especially at a time of continuing pressure on public spending and the uncertainty posed by the vote to leave the EU.

Investment from Arts Council England is vital to the sustainability of the nation’s great orchestras, opera and ballet companies, and we look forward to working with Sir Nicholas on a strategy for building on their world-class status and proven success during his term of office.

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For further information, please contact Mark Pemberton, Director on mark@abo.org.uk or telephone 020 7557 6770 / 07818 018706

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