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

    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. 

  • Emily Singh

    Office & Events Administrator

    Emily studied a Bachelor's degree in Music and a Master's degree in Clarinet Performance and Musicology at the University of Bristol. It was during this time - after founding and leading ensembles, and arranging several events - she realised she enjoyed organising other people, and that she wished to pursue a career in arts administration.

    In addition to this, Emily is a keen performer; she has held conducting posts with a variety of instrumental and vocal ensembles, and is currently the Assistant Conductor of the South East London Orchestra. She also plays clarinet with the Bromley Music Trust and has played with amateur and professional orchestras across the South of England.

  • 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.