Trustee appointment further strengthens RCO board

Trustee appointment further strengthens RCO board

The Royal College of Organists has announced the appointment of Noel Flannery as a Trustee.

Mr Flannery is Director of Finance and Corporate Services with Independent Age, a national charity which supports older people to lead independent lives at home. Before that, he spent ten years heading Finance, Resources and Corporate Affairs with Rethink, one of the country’s largest mental health charities.

He is a qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) and was a founder member of CIPFA’s Charities’ Panel. He has served as trustee with several mental health charities as well as having been a non-executive director of two National Health Service bodies.

His appointment marks the latest step in an ongoing modernisation of the College, which last year saw important changes to the Royal Charter and Governance structure being confirmed by the Privy Council and formally adopted.

Chairman of the Trustees Professor Graham Barber said: “We are delighted to welcome Noel as the latest appointment to the board of the Royal College of Organists.

“I have absolutely no doubt that his expertise and experience in a number of key areas will be invaluable as we continue to develop and improve the College.”

Mr Flannery commented: “This is a great privilege and a very exciting challenge for me. As an organist in my youth, I still have a real love of the organ, its repertoire, its visual appeal and its mechanical ingenuity.

“I hope that by serving as a trustee with the RCO I can bring my financial, managerial and organisational experience to bear on the development of the College in the interests of all its present and future members.”

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