APO chairwoman becomes patron
Dame Rosanne Meo will be among fine company as the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra Board of Trustees chairwoman takes up a new position as patron of the orchestra.
She joins existing patrons Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Dame Catherine Tizard and Sir James Wallace.
The role will give Dame Rosanne more time to advocate for the APO after eight years as board chairwoman.
There is still much work to be done to ensure a sustainable future for the orchestra, she says.
‘‘The Government’s orchestral sector review is a critical first step in securing the future of the APO.’’
Counties Manukau District Health Board chief executive Geraint Martin will succeed Dame Rosanne as chairman.
Mr Martin has sat on the board since 2009 and says he is looking forward to continuing Dame Rosanne’s work.
The APO board is now taking the opportunity to expand its number from seven to nine with new appointments expected in the coming months.
Dame Rosanne Meo