Longborough Festival Opera appoints new non-executive director

A unique cultural event in the Cotswolds' annual calendar, Longborough Festival Opera has named Andrew Mosely as its newest non-executive chair of the board of trustees.

By Zoe Gater  |  Published
Andrew Mosely is stepping into the role of non-executive director at Longborough Festival Opera from September 2023. © Matthew Williams-Ellis.

The Cotswolds' much-loved Longborough Festival Opera has announced the appointment of Andrew Mosely as its new non-executive chair of the board of trustees.

Mosely takes on the role from Friday 1 September 2023, with the news following the festival's unveiling for its Ring Cycle year in 2024 which will see all four productions in Wagner's iconic Der Ring des Nibelungen — plus, a new production of Puccini's La Bohème — take to the stage.

With over 30 years working in senior corporate leadership roles in the UK and the US, Mosely brings a wealth of experience to his new role at LFO. He has extensive experience as a board level advisor in the delivery of performance insights within blue chip organisations, financial services, technology, media and consumer products sectors. 

Since retiring in 2020, he has also been chairman of Metapraxis Nordic AB, a Swedish management consultancy, and a trustee and treasurer of the Cosman Keller Art and Music Trust.

Mosely takes over leadership from Lizzie Graham, who served as interim chair for one year following her husband and Longborough co-founder Martin Graham stepping down after 20 years in the post.

Mosely said: 'This is an exciting time to be taking over as chair of Longborough's Board of Trustees. Our artists and musicians are in outstanding form, and, under the artistic leadership of Polly Graham, we have continued energy and a fresh vision for taking forward the commitment to excellence and innovation which has characterised Longborough's work since the festival was co-founded by Martin and Lizzie Graham in 1991.

'I look forward to supporting the festival as it reaches yet greater heights of artistic achievement.'

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