PSO heads into 2018 with a new patron, a new board member and a new office!

Perth Symphony (PSO) is delighted to announce that we welcome 2018 with a Patron, a new Board Member and a new, second office!

Tim Roberts of Cottesloe-based Warburton Group has become a patron of Perth Symphony Orchestra. Over the past three years, Tim has made a number of remarkably generous donations to PSO, and recently secured a second office for the orchestra at No. 1 Station Street, Cottesloe.

Tim’s patronage marks a very exciting development in the short history of Perth Symphony, offering the orchestra the chance to grow, take risks and develop key programs.

Governance professional and experienced Director, Suzanne Ardagh, has also recently become a board member. Suzanne brings a wealth of insight and experience to the PSO board, having served on the boards of the Perth Festival, Musica Viva and in sectors including Health, Commerce and International Development.

Maurice Spillane, Chairman of the PSO board, welcomed the news, stating: “Perth Symphony Orchestra is in its infancy, but in that short time has achieved remarkable things. Tim Roberts becoming a patron comes at a time when the orchestra is moving forward in leaps and bounds, and Suzanne’s knowledge, passion and insight will be a valuable addition to the current board skill-set during this period of rapid growth.”.

Tim, in accepting the position of patron, stated:  “Music is, and always will be, something I am passionate about. After hearing Perth Symphony’s vision to create unique exciting concerts and experiences for every Western Australian, I felt it was something I both wanted to help and be a part of. I see my role as assisting the orchestra to become self-sustaining: a strong business with a legacy of increasing the cultural vibrancy of WA, creating opportunities for WA musicians, and making a difference in the lives of many through music. I am excited for the journey ahead, and look forward to encouraging others to join us.”

PSO’s small team continues to grow, and the new office Tim will provide as part of his support as patron will give PSO a new workspace to help us keep expanding. The PSO team will work across our two offices, the new base in Cottesloe as well as our existing home at Scotch College, Swanbourne, where we will continue to rehearse and engage with the school in many other ways. PSO will settle in to the new office in Cottesloe from February 2018.

‘Tim Roberts Giving’, Tim’s personal foundation, is, along with Minderoo Foundation, Perth Symphony’s ‘Sustainability Partner’.