The West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO) has appointed Mark Coughlan as Chief Executive Officer. Mark Coughlan is a company director, pianist, music critic, teacher and concert promoter. He established the Government House Ballroom concert series in 2006 and held the position of Head of the School of Music at the University of Western Australia from 1995-2003.
WASO Chairman Richard Goyder said, ‘We are delighted that Mark has accepted the role of CEO. He has made a significant contribution to the music community of Western Australia over many years and provided valuable guidance to WASO over the last decade as a member of our board. Following an extensive search, we are confident that Mark is best placed to continue to build WASO’s international reputation for artistic excellence and community engagement.’
He will commence his role as Chief Executive Officer in January 2019, succeeding Craig Whitehead, who departs the company after ten years.