Flash: McKinsey’s take over ENO

Flash: McKinsey’s take over ENO


norman lebrecht

March 09, 2015

The new acting CEO is a management consultant.

press release:

English National Opera (ENO) today, Monday 9 March 2015, announced that Cressida Pollock has been appointed as its interim CEO. Cressida will start in the role on 24 March 2015.

Cressida Pollock joins the executive team of ENO from global management consultancy McKinsey& Company. From her time at McKinsey she brings great experience in advising and helping businesses and other organisations to tackle their biggest challenges and raise their levels of performance. Ms Pollock will report directly to the ENO board of trustees and will be responsible for the day to day leadership of the ENO senior management team and all of the Company’s operations.

The appointment was made by a panel of ENO board members, led by Acting Chairman Harry Brünjes, alongside Joyce Wilson from Arts Council England (ACE).


  • Nick says:

    No doubt Ms. Pollock is steeped in opera and knows her Albert Herrings from her . . .well, Pollocks!

  • John Simpson says:

    Cressida Pollock seems well qualified I wonder what her marketing credentials are like.
    John Simpson
    Opera Marketing Research