Australia’s Queensland Symphony names Yarmila Alfonzetti as chief executive

Posted on: April 29, 2022

“Queensland Symphony Orchestra has announced that Yarmila Alfonzetti will take up the role of Chief Executive on 11 July,” writes Clive Paget in Wednesday’s (4/27) Limelight magazine (Australia). “The Adelaide-based arts professional will bring more than 20 years of experience to Brisbane…. Alfonzetti will take over from Executive Director Valmay Hill, an experienced administrator who stepped up from her role on the QSO board to lead the company following the departure of Craig Whitehead. Whitehead, CEO from 2019 to 2021, moved unexpectedly to Sydney Symphony Orchestra after Emma Dunch’s surprise resignation last year.… Currently Executive Director of State Opera South Australia, … Alfonzetti successfully managed the awkward transition from former Artistic Director Timothy Sexton, now jailed for child sex offences, to Stuart Maunder, whose artistic leadership has brought a new … sense of optimism to the Adelaide-based company…. Before she moved to Adelaide, Alfonzetti proved a dynamic Chief Executive Officer for Sydney Youth Orchestras, a post she held from 2015 to 2018, and before that she was Head of External Relations for Sydney Conservatorium of Music. From 2008 to 2013, she was Head of Classical Music at Sydney Opera House.”