Meet the staff members of the ABO.

  • Mark Pemberton

    Mark Pemberton


    Mark Pemberton has been Director of the Association of British Orchestras since July 2007.

    After graduating from Oxford University he started his career in arts management as Administrator of the professional touring theatre company Quicksilver Theatre for Children, before moving to the world-renowned drama school Drama Centre London as its General Administrator and then Mountview Theatre School as Head of Development & Marketing. Before joining the ABO he was Chief Executive of the National Operatic & Dramatic Association, the UK’s representative body for amateur and community theatre, during which time he served as chair of Voluntary Arts England.

    Mark is currently chair of the National Music Council, which exists to promote the interests of the music sector in the UK as a whole.

  • Jenny Lomas

    Membership & Operations Manager

    Jenny joined the ABO in October 2011.

    From the age of 8 when Jenny had her first violin lesson she knew she wanted to work within the music industry. Her studies led her to the University of Sheffield where she obtained a Bachelor of Music degree and decided she wanted to embark on a career working with Orchestras.  After 5 years working in the Concerts Department of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Jenny joined the ABO in October 2011.

    Outside of work, Jenny still plays the violin in an amateur orchestra, enjoys going to football and watching sport and is also a keen ice skater. 

  • Emma Nevell

    Office and Events Administrator

    Emma joined the ABO in March 2017.

    Emma first discovered her love for performing arts whilst at school, where she regularly participated in plays, concerts and recitals. Her interest in culture and language led her to study French and Spanish at the University of Edinburgh, where she continued to pursue performing arts through membership of various theatre and music companies, and her work at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

    Since leaving university, she has worked with the Britten-Pears Programme at Aldeburgh Music, the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House, and as part of the cinema team with the Royal Opera House.

    In her spare time, Emma enjoys playing hockey, writing, and exploring the London theatre scene.

  • Fiona Harvey

    Education and Youth Ensembles Consultant

    Fiona Harvey studied music at university and has spent most of her working life in the professional orchestral and music sector. As a consultant in music and music education, she is currently working on a variety of projects with PRS for Music Foundation, Association of British Orchestras, and Britten Sinfonia. Previously she held roles with Sound and Music, Music Education Council, National Music Council and the Music Manifesto. She is a Trustee of Awards for Young Musicians.