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

Jonathan's day job is Director of Development of the nationwide Greening Australia, previously having been the regional CEO across Tasmania and Victoria. He has also served on the Boards of the Tarremah Steiner School and Sustainable Living Tasmania.  

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 TYO musicians, and after a number of years of enjoying the concerts and great experiences TYO brings its musicians, offered to assist with the running of TYO. In normal life Jeremy is an Engineer with Telstra, but has recently taken up string playing to fully appreciate the challenging and impressive musical achievements of our children.

Ross Copping - Board Member

Ross joined the TYO board in 2016, and is a social media strategist and marketing practitioner by day and enjoys working with businesses at various stages of development.

Ross has an addiction to book shops and technology, as well as a strong interest in politics, campaign management and strategy, and is looking forward to supporting TYO to tell our story and connect with our supporters through various means.

In his downtime, Ross is passionate about his family, cooking, sailing, surfing, travel, meeting new people, and exploring other cultures. 

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 a resident of Tasmania, Julia is founder and Artistic Director of her brand new orchestra, Van Diemen’s Band and is a regular member of the Orchestra of the Antipodes with whom she performs regularly as Concertmaster for Pinchgut Opera, Hobart Baroque and Brisbane Baroque. Passionate about chamber music, Julia is a core member of Ludovico’s Band and a founding member of Ironwood, with whom she performs and records extensively, as well as the twice ARIA nominated baroque trio, Latitude 37. Julia has participated in CD recordings for Virgin Classics, Deutsche Grammaphon, Accent, Accord, Naïve, Erato, Passacaille, Ambronay, ABC Classics, Vexations840 and Tall Poppies.

Julia is founder and Artistic Director of the annual Peninsula Summer Music Festival on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, and teaches baroque violin at the conservatoriums of Sydney, Hobart and Melbourne. She is delighted to be able to support the development of young Tasmanian musicians in her new role on the TYO Board.

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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