Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance has a new chair of governors. He is Alan Davey, Controller of BBC Radio 3, BBC Proms and BBC Orchestras and Choirs, and its champion for socio-economic diversity.
His Radio 3 predecessors were not allowed to hold external office in order to absolve them from any suspicion of bias. On the other hand, Alan Yentob at BBC television sat on dozens of institutional boards.
There are changes afoot at the BBC in the coming months after the departure of Davey’s patron, Tony Hall.
Davey, 59, has been at the BBC for five years.
He said today: ‘I am thrilled to be taking the position of Chair of Governors at Trinity Laban, London’s creative conservatoire. I have long admired the innovation and creativity I have seen from Trinity Laban, its students and alumni: it is a place that creates opportunity for students from all backgrounds and across the globe and works with them to shape the future of music and dance. Arts and higher education have never been more important and I am looking forward to working with Trinity Laban to build on our success as a truly diverse, inclusive and excellent institution where great work can be done.’