Information about our Midlands Area Council and its members.
Peter Phillips : Chair
Peter comes from a business background and currently works as an independent advisor to private industry and the not for profit sector on corporate strategy and restructuring, both in the West Midlands and the south east. Peter has been active in music, the performing arts, and arts festivals in the West Midlands and Wales. He joined the board of the then City of Birmingham Touring Opera in 1994. In 1999 he became Chair of the successor organisation Birmingham Opera Company, supporting the founder and artistic director Graham Vick in establishing the ground-breaking programme of award-winning, site-specific opera productions. Peter is a long-standing board member of Welsh National Opera and currently chairs their commercial subsidiary Cardiff Theatrical Services, which produces sets for the major UK and international opera houses as well as for commercial theatre. He is a member of the British Film Institute.