TYO Board

The Tasmanian Youth Orchestra is governed by a skills-based voluntary Board. The Board provides governance oversight for the organisation, including strategic planning, financial control, legal compliance, and review of organisational performance. The Board comprises a mix of elected and co-opted members that bring the suite of skills necessary to govern the TYO.

The TYO Board form an integral part of the greater TYO team, which includes the General Manager and administration personnel, as well as the team of conductors and parent volunteers.

Artistic direction of TYO includes a contribution from each conductor, with oversight from the the Board's artistic representative and the Artistic and Education Committee; and operational support from the General Manager.



Jonathan Duddles - Chair

Jonathan has extensive experience in governance and management of community based not-for-profit organisations. An amateur musician, Jonathan joined the TYO Board in 2012 and is passionate about inspiring young people to play and enjoy music.

Jonathan is Director of Development at the Great Barrier Reef Foundation leading a global capital campaign and was previously CEO of Greening Australia in Tasmania and Victoria. Jonathan is a non-Executive Director with Give2Asia Australia, a subsidiary of USA based charity Give2Asia. Jonathan is a Winston Churchill Fellow and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.







Mark Donnelly - Treasurer

A CPA by profession, Mark is also an experienced HR practitioner and a CHARI member of the Australian Human Resources Institute. Mark has been a board member of TYO since 2011. In addition to his experience in accounting and HR, Mark also brings a wealth of business administration knowledge and know-how, especially in the areas of compliance and Information Technology.







Jeremy Young - Secretary

Jeremy Young is a parent of two former TYO musicians and after enjoying the great experiences TYO brings its musicians, joined the Board in 2014.  Jeremy is an IT Project Manager bringing experience in systems and processes. He took up string playing to fully appreciate the challenging and impressive musical achievements of TYO’s players and he plays in the Southern Tasmanian Community Orchestra.







Sally Chandler - Board Member

Sally joined the TYO Board in 2020 and brings particular experience in marketing and strategy. Sally is an international trade specialist and has lived and worked in Italy, Sweden and the United Kingdom. She holds a Master of Business Administration and Master of International Business. Sally loves to see young people thrive and fully embraces innovation.








Ross Copping - Board Member

Ross joined the TYO board in 2016. He is member of several other not-for-profit boards. Ross is a digital media strategist and enjoys working with businesses at various stages of development. Ross has experience in politics, campaign management and strategy. He is committed to supporting and telling the TYO story and connecting with our supporters. Ross’ late brother Geoff was a founding member of TYO in 1965. 







Julia Fredersdorff - Board Member

Melbourne-born violinist Julia Fredersdorff studied baroque violin with Lucinda Moon at the Victorian College of the Arts, before travelling to the Netherlands to study with Enrico Gatti at The Royal Conservatorium in The Hague. Based in Paris for almost ten years, Julia freelanced with some of the finest European ensembles, such as Les Talens Lyriques, Les Folies Françoises, Le Concert d’Astrée, Le Parlement de Musique, Ensemble Matheus, Les Paladins, Il Complesso Barocco, New Dutch Academy, Ensemble Aurora and Bach Concentus. Now resident again in Australia, Julia performs regularly as concertmaster for the Orchestra of the Antipodes. She is the Artistic Director of Tasmanian baroque ensemble Van Diemen’s Band, a founding member of period string quartet Ironwood and the twice ARIA-nominated baroque trio Latitude 37; and a core member of Ludovico’s Band.







Ruth Sinclair - Board Member

Ruth joined the TYO board in 2016, bringing a lifelong commitment to fostering the talents and development of people and organisations so they may grow more deeply into their potential.

As an organisational development and HR practitioner and consultant, Ruth's expertise in people, cultural, leadership development and business transformation has seen her working in Australia and overseas in these areas. She holds a BA, graduate qualifications in Strategic HR and Employment Relations, an MA in Theological Studies, is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a certified Professional Integral Coach. Ruth loves how music can reconnect us with ourselves and others in sometimes surprising and beautiful ways.







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