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Founded in 1936 as a 15-player radio ensemble, today the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra is made up of 75 talented musicians and is South Australia’s largest performing arts organisation, enriching the community through a diverse program of world-class performances each season.

Our ASO musicians are supported by an experienced and dedicated team of 25 arts administration staff who work tirelessly to bring the best concert-going experience to Adelaide audiences and beyond.

The ASO has made a number of key appointments across its Board of Directors, orchestral and management departments: new board Directors Karen Limb and Elizabeth Davis, Owen Morris as Section Principal Trumpet and Hilary Faulds as Manager, People & Culture.

ASO Managing Director Vincent Ciccarello said he is thrilled to announce these appointments.

“This is an exciting time for the ASO and our board and management team is strengthened by Karen, Elizabeth and Hilary, who bring a high level of experience, knowledge and expertise to their respective roles, as well as a passion and enthusiasm for orchestral music.

“Owen’s playing and his demeanour show a poise and maturity that belie his years. These qualities, when considered together with his tremendous potential, promise an exciting future for Owen and for the ASO,” Mr Ciccarello said.

 

Elizabeth Davis

Elizabeth has more than 32 years’ experience working within the non-for-profit sector, holding managerial roles across the areas of health, science, arts and disability. 

Elizabeth is Principal of emdf Consultancy which she established in 2006, which provides expertise to a wide range of organisations within both the corporate and non-for-profit sectors. Since its establishment, the work undertaken by emdf Consultancy has included capital fundraising within the health, arts, environment and conservation sectors; mentoring development staff within individual organisations, supporting the development of national campaigns sustainability increasing their return on investments plus sponsorship and major giving campaigns generating income in excess of $20m.

Senior management roles have been held with the Leukaemia Foundation, Adelaide Festival Centre Trust and Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation.

 

Karen Limb

Karen Limb has more than 20 years’ experience in financial and operational management and is currently Chief Financial Officer, Australia and New Zealand for global engineering firm Mott MacDonald Pty Ltd.

Previously, Karen was Chief Operating Officer at Kelly & Co Lawyers after returning to Adelaide from the United Kingdom where she held various roles with Anheuser Busch (Budweiser), Safeway UK and ExCel UK.

A CPA Australia Fellow and graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Karen has previous board experience with Young Adelaide Voices and St John Australia where she is Treasurer and Deputy Chairperson. Karen chairs the audit and finance committee at St John.

Karen holds a Bachelor of Business and a Masters of Business Administration.

Karen said: “It’s a great honour to join the board of an Adelaide institution which is revered for its world class performances. I’m looking forward to working with staff, management and fellow board members at the ASO.”

 

Owen Morris

In his early 20’s, Owen has gained orchestral experience through regularly performing with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Sinfonia, Sydney Philharmonia, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra. In 2015 Owen was appointed the inaugural trumpet fellowship position with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

Owen is also currently in receipt of a full academic scholarship studying a Bachelor of Music (Performance) degree at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
 
In 2013, Owen formed the group Bennelong Brass, who have toured extensively throughout Italy, as well as putting on their own concerts in Sydney and regional New South Wales.

Following the successful completion of a trial, Owen commenced his full-time role with the ASO on 21 October 2016.

 

Hilary Faulds

Hilary has a broad range of experience in the private and public sectors, including as proprietor of her own human resources consultancy business.

From 2008 until 2016, she served in a variety of roles at the University of South Australia, including as Senior Consultant in Workplace Relations and as Senior Human Resources Manager of the Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences. A significant part of her career was with Coca-Cola Amatil (1991-2006) where she held many roles including HR Manager (Acquisitions) and HR Senior Consultant.

Hilary has strong strategic and operational HR experience, including in workforce planning and organisational development. She started with the ASO on 24 October 2016.

 


 

This article was written by Michelle Robins, Publications & Communications Coordinator, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and Kate Lees, Publicist.

 


 

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