Covent Garden has a new chairman, againNews
The Government has approved the appointment of Sir Lloyd Dorfman as Chair of the Royal Opera House Board of Trustees, starting now. The ROH has been through four or five chairmen in the past decade.
Dorfman, 69, a foreign exchange trader, was an inspirational chair of the National Theatre where he slashed ticket prices for young attenders.
He said today: ‘I am delighted to accept this position as Chair of one of the world’s best-loved and most-visited theatres in the heart of London’s West End. As a passionate and long-standing supporter of the arts, I look forward to continuing the fantastic work of my predecessors, ensuring that the Royal Opera House continues to engage with new and diverse audiences in its beautiful Covent Garden home, in cinemas up and down the UK, through new digital channels, or through any one of its dedicated learning and participation programmes that have seen dance and singing embedded in schools the length and breadth of the country.’