CHAIRMAN: Sir Luke Rittner CBE was Chief Executive of the Royal Academy of Dance from 1999 to April 2022. Previously he was Secretary General of the Arts Council of Great Britain (1983–1990), Communications Director for Sotheby’s Europe (1992–1998) and in previous years has run the Bath Festival. He was also Founder-Director of the Association for Business Sponsorship of the Arts (now Arts & Business).

Margaret Andraos is a fundraising consultant with more than 30 years of experience in Development, working with the Royal Opera House, English National Ballet and London City Ballet.

Julian Flitter FCA is a Partner in Goodman Jones LLP, where he is Head of the Charity and Social Business team.

Peter Land

Kiki McDonough is a leading British jewellery designer. Established in 1985, her brand Kiki McDonough was born from her passion for showcasing coloured gemstones in innovative, contemporary designs, and she continues to lead the way in British fine jewellery design. Her love of the ballet has inspired many of Kiki’s designs, and she supports the art as both a Patron of the Royal Opera House and Sponsor of the London Children’s Ballet. Kiki is a Princes Trust Business mentor and often gives talks on How to Build a Brand.

Karen Pilkington-Miksa Founder and Artistic Director of NEBT.

Kristina Rogge spent many years fundraising for English National Ballet School, the Dyslexia Teaching Centre, Miracles in Bosnia, the Montenegral Therapeutic Community in Southern Spain and latterly the Cecchetti Legacy Project.

Simon Weil is a Partner at Charles Russell Speechlys specialising in trusts, philanthropies and charities.

2019 Season Rehearsals. Photo Deborah Jaffe