Simon Webb

Simon Webb began his career as a cellist, working in orchestras in the UK, Portugal, Hong Kong and Ireland before joining the London Philharmonic Orchestra in 1996. He chaired the LPO’s board of directors from 2001-2005. On leaving the LPO in 2005 Simon worked in various roles for concert promoters and Arts Council England before joining the CBSO as Director of Orchestral Management in 2008. 

In 2014 Simon took up his current post as General Manager of the BBC Philharmonic, based in MediaCityUK, Salford and in 2015 was appointed a governor of Chethams School of Music in Manchester.