Jonathan Manners, current head of music administration at ENO, has been announced as the new chief executive for The Academy of Ancient Music (AAM). Manners said of his appointment: ‘I am delighted to be taking over as the AAM’s next chief executive at such an exciting time in the organisation’s history.

‘I look forward very much to leading the AAM in the chapter beyond its fortieth anniversary, and in particular to developing further the new record label, AAM Records, the association at the Barbican and residency in Cambridge, and the orchestra’s international touring programme. The organisation benefits from an exceptional administrative team and I am relishing the opportunity of working within such a strong organisation.’

Manners, as well as working with the ENO, co-founded classical music record label Resonus Classics in 2010. He previously worked as tour manager for Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique and Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists.

AAM director Richard Egarr described Manners as ‘a superb choice’ and said, ‘I look forward immensely to working with him’.

Manners succeeds current AAM chief executive Michael Garvey who is leaving to take up the role of director at the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Manners will begin his new position in January 2014.

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