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Canberra Symphony Orchestra appoints new CEO

The Canberra Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Rachel Thomas as Chief Executive Officer of the CSO.

Rachel Thomas, Chief Executive Officer of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra

“On behalf of the CSO Board, we are very pleased to announce that Rachel Thomas has been appointed as the new CEO. Rachel was selected after an extensive recruitment process. She has had a long career with the orchestra and has demonstrated strength and capacity in leadership roles.”– Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston AK, AFC (Ret’d) Chair, Canberra Symphony Orchestra

Rachel has worked with the orchestra for over a decade. She was appointed to the role on 18 May 2019 after a comprehensive selection process. Her steady hand, significant knowledge and creative enthusiasm will add considerable value to the orchestra and its future projects.

“I am absolutely delighted to be appointed to this role. I am passionate about the orchestra and the unique place it has in Canberra’s heart. I work with a terrific team at the CSO and more broadly in Canberra’s music community.”– Rachel Thomas, Chief Executive Officer

Rachel has excellent and well-established relationships with both internal and external stakeholders and is ideally placed to lead the team into the future.

Collectively we understand the importance of nurturing and supporting emerging and established musicians to bring exceptional world class music to our city and the region. We play a vital role in Canberra’s cultural landscape and I am proud to be leading the team.”– Rachel Thomas, Chief Executive Officer

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For more information and to arrange interviews please contact Geordie Cullen; geordie.cullen@cso.org.au or 0448 516 706.

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