ENO co-opts banker
November 30, 2015 by norman lebrecht
News from the struggling Coli:
ENO announces that Huw van Steenis is joining the ENO Board of Trustees with immediate effect.
Huw van Steenis FRSA is a British financier at Morgan Stanley where he leads Financials Research. Van Steenis has won numerous investment awards and his views have appeared widely in the international media and in testimony. He sits on a number of advisory panels including the World Economic Forum’s Agenda Council on Banking, the WEF’s Disruptive Innovation in Financial Services Group and the European Central Bank’s Macro-Prudential and Financial Stability Group.
Huw has a life-long interest in classical music growing up with a concert pianist, composer, choirmaster and organist in the family, and is an active supporter of the arts. He was educated at Oxford and INSEAD and is married with 3 boys.
In the US, a new director would not get appointed to an opera board without making a substantial up-front donation – which is what ENO desperately needs. No mention is made in the press release of any private contribution.
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