New chair at Covent Gardenmain
The Royal Opera House has appointed a successor to its former chairman, who died of cancer ealier this year.
The new chair is David Ross, 55, co-founder of the Carphone Warehouse Group and former chair of the National Portrait Gallery.
More significantly he set up Nevill Holt Opera in his Leicestershire mansion in 2013.
His net worth is estimated at one billion pounds.