Grammy-winning producer Andrew Cornall will serve on the Board of Directors from September 2011
One of the UK's most respected producers and arts administrators has accepted an invitation to join the governing board of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO). Andrew Cornall, who is currently recording company EMI Classics' Vice President, Artists and Repertoire, brings a wealth of experience of both recording and performance to the board of Scotland's national symphony orchestra, having worked in the business for over thirty years.
Andrew Cornall joined EMI Classics from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (RLPO) earlier this year, where, as Executive Director (Artistic Policy) for over six years he revamped the orchestra's artists roster and programming including the commissioning of a range of new works. Previously, Andrew had been Senior Executive Producer with Decca Music Group since 1995, where he worked with many of the world's leading artists.
Andrew joins a board headed by RSNO Chairman and former Principal of St Andrews University Dr Brian Lang FRSE and Deputy Chairman Peter Shakeshaft, with Agnes Robson, DC Thomson & Co Ltd Director Christopher Thomson, Convenor of Culture and Leisure Committee for City of Edinburgh Council Councillor Deidre Brock, Glasgow City Council Councillor Frank Docherty, Interim Group HR at Devro plc Dorothy Lowry, Murray Snell Solicitors Partner Gordon Murray, The Weir Group Chief Executive Keith Cochrane, Cameron House Hotel Managing Director Stephen Carter OBE, Strathclyde Business School Dean Professor Susan Hart, and RSNO musicians Barbara Paterson, David Hubbard, John Cushing, Lorna Rough, Martin Gibson and Sophie Lang.
New RSNO Board member Andrew Cornall:
I am delighted to have been asked to join the Board of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. It is a distinguished organisation that has provided wonderful music making for the people of Scotland over many years and I look forward to helping it extend its artistic reach and values still further.
RSNO Chief Executive Michael Elliott, who previously worked alongside Andrew at the RLPO, welcomed his former colleague's decision to join the RSNO:
I have known Andrew for a number of years and value his experience, knowledge and tenacity – it will prove invaluable in the RSNO's constant pursuit to develop, progress and become an ever-more valuable cultural asset for Scotland.