The next Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society Annual General Meeting will be held in the Music Room at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall on Monday 4 November 2019 at 5pm.
Once the formal Annual General Meeting is concluded, we will hold a more informal Members' Meeting when our Chairman, Professor Nigel Weatherill, and Chief Executive, Michael Eakin, will report further on the achievements and challenges of the past year. We will also look ahead and talk about some of our current and future plans. Other Board Directors and senior management will be present and available to talk with attendees at the meeting.
New Board Members
Claire Jackson, a chartered accountant, worked for 25 years in Liverpool in private practice. She was head of audit and head of forensics for much of her career and has a wide area of financial expertise. Claire has always been passionate about the arts. In childhood this included performing in choirs, playing musical instruments, acting and performing as well as being a keen ballerina. This translated as an adult into her career by acting for many arts and media based clients as well as starting her accountancy career working for a television company. She has won several professional awards during her career in practice including Financial Advisor of the Year in 2014. Claire left practice two years ago at which time she had been the Audit Partner for Royal Liverpool Philharmonic for several years, which has given her a deep understanding of the financial side of the organisation.
She is now Chief Finance Officer of a group of primary schools on the Wirral and this has given her great insight into the public sector and the challenges schools currently face.
Claire has a huge passion for the region and for community impact projects and has supported many local projects on a pro bono basis over the years to get them off the ground. Claire performs regularly with Rock Choir as well as being a passionate supporter of the In Harmony programme.
Rod Peacock was born on Merseyside and attended Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra concerts frequently as a child with his family.
He attended school in Norfolk, and later went to Oxford, graduating with and MA in Engineering and Economics.
He worked for a couple of years in London before moving to New York and joining the investment bank, J.P. Morgan & Co. where he remained for many years principally running the Mergers & Acquisitions advisory group for Europe, Middle East and Africa and ending up as Vice Chairman International Investment Banking. In these two roles he advised the Boards of the world's very largest companies on developing and implementing strategy. He also advised government organisations in several Middle Eastern and East European countries.
Rod returned to the UK in 2013 and visits Liverpool frequently, both to hear the orchestra and as a season ticket holder at Liverpool Football Club.
Music Room will open at 4.30pm, with refreshments available on arrival and after the formalities. We anticipate the meeting will close at around 6.30pm, at which point there will be an opportunity to meet and chat informally over a glass of wine or soft drink.
In order that we can make adequate provision for everyone, please confirm your attendance or if you are unable to attend, the proxy form, by calling 0151 210 2921 or by emailing AGM@liverpoolphil.com by Friday 1 November 2019. Documents are available to download by click on the buttons below.
If you would like to request paper copies of the documents please contact Rebecca Carolan by telephoning 0151 210 1940, emailing AGM@liverpoolphil.com or by post to Rebecca Carolan (AGM 2018), Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Hope Street, Liverpool, L1 9BP.