Dominic Parker is to be the new Director of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
He is currently head of External Relations at Sage, Gateshead and he apparently ticks all the boxes of the bureaucratised BBC music leadership.
Here’s a set of stereotypes from his new bosses.
Alan Davey, Controller of BBC Radio 3, commented: “We are looking forward to welcoming Dominic to the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the wider BBC Performing Group and Radio 3 family. He brings with him a wealth of experience in connecting audiences to great music, and joins at a time when the BBC SSO welcomes a new Principal Conductor, Thomas Dausgaard, who will take the orchestra to new places and new heights. There are exciting times to come for the orchestra and for the audiences who experience their work live and through broadcasts locally, nationally and internationally. Our profound thanks and best wishes to Gavin Reid, who leaves the orchestra in great shape. “
Donalda MacKinnon, BBC Scotland Head of Programmes and Services said: “Dominic has an impressive track record in leading and motivating creative teams. He has an excellent knowledge of musical repertoire and conductors and will make a major contribution to the artistic direction of the SSO.”