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Roger Wright CBE

Chief Executive, Snape Maltings Concert Hall

Roger Wright CBE has been Chief Executive of Snape Maltings since 2014. Prior to this he was Controller of BBC Radio 3 and Director of BBC Proms for 17 and 7 years respectively. Roger is recognised as one of the UK’s most experienced cultural leaders both nationally and internationally.

Educated at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester, and then at Royal Holloway College, Roger began his professional life in 1978 at the British Music Information Centre (BMIC), and also working as a freelance writer and broadcaster. He was appointed Senior Producer at the BBC Symphony Orchestra in 1986 before he became Artistic Administrator of The Cleveland Orchestra in 1989. Three years later, Roger moved to Hamburg to take the post of Vice President, Artists and Repertoire, at Deutsche Grammophon.

Roger was awarded a CBE in 2015 for services to music. He has been given honorary degrees by Royal Holloway, the University of East Anglia, the Royal College of Music, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Royal Northern College of Music and is a Fellow of the Radio Academy. Roger was appointed to the Board of the Royal Opera House in September 2017.