Ashutosh Khandekar is the Editor of Opera Now. He worked in Hong Kong as a broadcaster for the leading classical music channel and as Deputy Arts Editor of the South China Morning Post’s Sunday edition. He was Deputy Editor of Rhinegold Publishing’s Classical Music Magazine, and was appointed Editor of Opera Now in 1997. He is also a consultant editor for the British Council, and was until recently Chairman of Streetwise Opera.
CHARLOTTE MORGAN (chair)
Charlotte is a Chartered Accountant and Corporate Treasurer. She is a non-executive director of FCE Bank (plc) – Ford Credit Europe. She is also a trustee of the Oxford School of Drama. Her career in the City, which started at Price Waterhouse, has included senior finance roles with Standard Chartered and ED&F Man. Charlotte read Classics at Somerville College Oxford and is co-chair of the Somerville City Group. She was appointed Chair of the Second Movement Board of trustees in October 2010.
Owen Mortimer is the Editor of International Piano magazine and Associate Editor of Opera Now magazine. He has also written for Songlines, Classical Music, Music Teacher and Le Cahier Export UK. Owen was based in India from 2007 to 2011 where he served as the founding director of the Rajasthan International Folk Festival (RIFF). Owen studied music at Oxford and plays the piano and French horn.
Pontus Pettersson is a private equity executive at Cinven and previously Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Pontus read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Lincoln College, Oxford, and has a degree in Business Administration from Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Pontus’s interest in music and theatre dates back to his time at university where he sang in Lincoln’s chapel choir with Nicholas Chalmers and worked as producer on a range of theatre projects with Oliver Mears.
Abigail, a co-founder of Second Movement, is the company’s producer and a trustee. She studied English at Cambridge and Russian and East European Literature and Culture at UCL- SSEES and has a particular interest in contemporary music. She is a board member of the Opera and Music Theatre Forum. Abigail produces rough for opera and is Second Movement’s main point of contact.
CHARLES CLARK (chair) Charles Clark is a partner consultant at Linklaters, the international law firm, in London , having read law at Trinity College, Cambridge. He is also a member of the London Symphony Orchestra’s Advisory Council and is chairman of the London Symphony Orchestra Endowment Trust and The National Youth Strings Orchestra.
THOMAS SHARPE QC