The Philharmonia Orchestra announces today that Alexander Van Ingen will be stepping down as its Chief Executive in order to pursue other projects. Kate Collis [pictured], currently Chief Operating Officer, will become interim Chief Executive while the Board conducts a search for a permanent replacement. These changes take place with immediate effect.

The Board thanks Alexander Van Ingen for his total commitment and dedication to the Orchestra throughout his tenure and wish him well for the future.

The Chairman of the Board, Lord King of Lothbury, said: “I am very grateful to Alexander for his immense contribution and hard work in helping the Orchestra to navigate the complex challenges of the past 18 months”.

Alexander Van Ingen said: “The Philharmonia is a group of outstanding musicians who are capable of delivering world-class musical experiences. I am proud that we have kept the orchestra together and performing during the most difficult time our sector has faced, and to have prepared for and begun an exceptional musical partnership with new Principal Conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali. Great music can touch us all, and I look forward to watching and hearing the Philharmonia’s future success.”