for Arts
& Culture

Our Founder Members

NPAC was established under the Chairmanship of Sir Vernon Ellis, bringing together a group of philanthropists all of whom have supported organisations across the arts sector as Patrons and by serving on their Boards of trustees. Our Founder Members are listed below.

Charles Alexander CBE Chair Opera Rara, Chair Countess of Munster Trust, Chair Royal Marsden NHS Trust, former lead non-executive director DCMS
Sir Peter Bazalgette President Royal Television Society, co-chair Creative Industries Council, former Chair Arts Council England, English National Opera, ITV, author The Empathy Instinct
Sir David Bell Co-Chair Foundation for Future London, the charity set up to realise the opportunities of the East Bank culture and education district on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, former Chair Sadler’s Wells
Dr Helen Bowcock OBE Chair Air Ambulance for Kent, Surrey and Sussex, Trustee Hazlehurst Trust
Dr Harry Brünjes Chair English National Opera, Vice President The College of Medicine
Paul Callaghan Chair The Music, Arts and Culture Trust (Sunderland), former Chair Live Theatre
Sir William Castell Former chair Chichester Festival Theatre, Wellcome Trust and Foundation for Future London (FFL)
Sir Vernon Ellis Chair Live Music Now, New Philanthropy for Arts & Culture, Former Chair Britten Pears Arts, British Council, English National Opera, StopMS
Simon Freakley Chair London Music Masters, Grange Park Opera and American friends of the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Sir Thomas Hughes-Hallett Non-Executive Chair The Marshall Institute (LSE), former Chair Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, former Trustee The Sixteen
Larissa Joy OBE Chair Foundling Museum, Chair Social Business Trust
Jonathan Norbury Director Key Clients, Lloyds Bank Private Banking, Former Trustee Old Vic Theatre, Trustee Classic FM’s Make Some Noise
Lorna Parker Senior adviser CVC Capital Partners, Trustee National Opera Studio, Trustee Royal Horticultural Society
Sir Simon Robey Chair Britten Pears Arts, former Chair Royal Opera House, incoming Chair Royal Academy of Music (from 2024)
Lady (Victoria) Robey Founder London Music Masters, Chair London Philharmonic Orchestra, former Council Member Royal College of Music
John Singer CBE Chair City of London Sinfonia, National Youth Orchestra, Former Trustee National Gallery, Development Board Royal Opera House
Sir Richard Stilgoe Founder Orpheus Trust, Founder Alchemy Foundation
John Studzinksi CBE Founder and Chair Genesis Foundation
Sir David Verey Chair Government Art Collection, Trustee British Council, Chair Leighton House, Former Chair Tate, Former Chair Art Fund
Louis Watt Partner Boston Consultancy Group, Former Chair Aurora Orchestra, Trustee Opera Rara