Lord Lipsey

Lord Lipsey has been Chairman of the Board of Governors since 1 October 2012.

Lord Lipsey

David Lipsey, a Labour peer, has had a lifelong interest in music. He is chair of the All Party Classical Music Group in Parliament, which arranges presentations to and discussions with parliamentarians on matters of concern to musicians and the music industry.

He was involved in the setting-up of the Mid Wales Chamber Orchestra near his home in Wales, and is now a trustee of its parent trust. He is also Treasurer of the Sydney Nolan Trust near Presteigne, which also holds regular concerts, and patron of the Glasbury Festival.

He has been an informal adviser on public affairs to the English National Opera.

David has helped support the career of a young pianist, Kerem Hasan who is currently on a scholarship in piano and conducting at the Royal Scottish College of Music. Kerem has just returned from the US where he played a duet with Vladimir Ashkenazy.

David took up piano again several years ago, but is nearly as inept as when he first started, more than fifty years ago.

Supplementary CV: relevant academic appointments and qualifications:

  • Visiting fellow at Department for European Studies, Harvard University, April-May 2011
  • Visiting Professor, University of Salford
  • Past Visiting Professor, Department of Public Policy, University of Ulster
  • Past Visiting Fellow, Department of Health and Social Care, London School of Economics
  • Member of Council, Constitution Unit, University College London
  • Past member of External Affairs Advisory Committee, Economic and Social Research Council
  • Past member of the Advisory Council of Centre for Research into Elections and Social Trends

Register of interests held:

As a peer Lord Lipsey has connections with Government Departments.

The Starting Price Regulatory Commission Director
Sidney Nolan Trust Acting Chair, Treasurer, Trustee
Cambrian Music Trust Trustee
SOLLA President

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