TSO Holdings is the parent Company of TSO Pty Ltd and was formed to acquire TSO from the ABC. TSO Holdings is a company limited by guarantee and the public can apply to become members.
Annual membership is $20 or the fee is included if the member subscribes to the TSO. Members rights and obligations are established by the TSO Holdings Constitution. Liability is limited to $1. Members can apply to become Directors of TSO Holdings or vote on the election of Directors and can attend the AGM.
Dr David Rich was elected to the TSO Board in May 2008 and became Chair in May 2015. He is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. From 2007 to 2013 he was Provost of the University of Tasmania. He previously worked at the University of New England in Armidale (NSW), Macquarie University in Sydney and the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom. He graduated with MA and PhD degrees from the University of Cambridge. He has a background as a geographer, and he has worked extensively in the field of e-learning. He is President of Theatre North that operates the Princess Theatre in Launceston. He has previously been a member of the boards of the Tasmanian Academy and the Australian Maritime College. He lives in the Tamar Valley with his wife, Glenys.
Donald Challen AM
Donald Challen AM (Deputy Chair) was appointed to the TSO Board in November 2010. Secretary with the Department of Treasury and Finance between 1993 and 2010, he is currently Chairman of the Motor Accidents Insurance Board and Senior Adviser with Flagstaff Partners. Former roles include Chairman of the Tasmanian Public Finance Corporation, Director of TasNetworks Pty Ltd, President and Trustee Director of the Retirement Benefits Fund, Chairman of Transend Networks Pty Ltd, Director of Hydro Tasmania, Chairman of the Tasmanian Gaming Commission, Director of Trust Bank and Member of the Australian Government Financial Reporting Council. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, a Fellow of CPA Australia and a Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia. He holds a Master of Economics from the University of Tasmania. In the Australia Day 2013 Honours List he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia “for significant service to economics, and to public administration in Tasmania in the treasury and finance sector.”
Timothy Bugg AM
Tim was elected to the Board in May, 2016. He is a Principal and the Managing Director at Hobart-based Dobson Mitchell Allport, one of Australia’s oldest legal practices. Tim was made a Member of the Order of Australia in January 2014 for “significant service to the law, particularly through executive roles with professional legal organisations, and to the community.” A former Law Society of Tasmania President, Tim served as a member of the Law Council of Australia Executive from 2002 before becoming only the fourth Tasmanian lawyer to serve as President of Australia’s peak legal representative body, from 2006-2007. Tim holds and has held a number of other national and international roles, including as Chairman of the International Legal Services Advisory Council, as a member of the Council of the International Section of the American Bar Association and as a member of the Australian Law Schools Standards Committee of the Council of Australian Law Deans. He is a member of the Appeals Committee of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law and chairperson of the Centre for Legal Studies. Tim serves as chairperson of the Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts Management Committee, as a trustee of the estate of Henry Allport.
Marilyn joined the board in May 2018 and is a resident of Northern Tasmania. She has a background in Nursing and Case Management of Community Aged Care programs.
Since semi-retirement she has served on two Not- for-profit Boards in the Aged Care sector, including 8 years as Chairman, and has been a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors for the past 10 years.
Marilyn and her husband John are avid TSO patrons and attend concerts state wide. They also enjoy the smaller ensembles that travel into the regional areas of the state.
Anna became involved in Artist Management and in running small arts organisations in the early 1990's. She was instrumental in the development of Pinchgut Opera. Through that experience Anna understand the transformative power of the arts and was a co-founder of Artology in 2011. The flagship program of Artology is Fanfare, an innovative education initiative developing the creative potential of young people. Anna's early training was in Oceanography which lead her into nature conservation and now sees her as a Director of Wild Mob, a not-for-profit organisation providing opportunities for volunteers to perform hands-on conservation work in some of Australia's most iconic wilderness destinations. She is a Director of Triabunna Investments, the company transforming the defunct Triabunna wood chip mill into a destination for cultural and restorative events. Anna co-founded Athena Sailing in Hobart to provide opportunities for young women to gain confidence in competitive dinghy sailing and also in the broader life.
Peter Cretan was appointed to the TSO Board in February. Through his family company Kriticos Nominees Pty Ltd, he has gained significant business experience in a variety of industries including tourism, hospitality, acquaculture, debt collection and property investment. He has been married to Catherine since 1986 and they have three children. Peter and Catherine are passionate about sailing and both have obtained their Licentiate of Music in piano performance. Peter is currently studying classical singing and has been a member of the TSO Chorus for thirteen years. ‘As an amateur musician I am very fortunate to be able to perform with a professional orchestra and I very much look forward to being able to contribute to the TSO’s prosperity through membership of the Board.’
Christopher Lawrence's career in radio, television, recording and print spans more than four decades. He is currently presenter of Weekend Breakfast and the music/travel program Passenger on ABC Classic FM. His work as a record producer has earned him three ARIA (Australian Record Industry Association) Awards, a Churchill Fellowship, and an International Emmy from the US television industry.
Christopher has also worked extensively in arts administration as Artistic Director of Musica Viva Australia and Executive Producer of Music (Arts) on ABC TV. In July 2018 he was appointed Chief Artistic Advisor to the Sydney Youth Orchestras.
The Swoon CD collections that evolved out of his ABC Classic FM breakfast program are the highest-selling classical compilations ever released in Australia with sales of more than 500,000 units. His books about music (including Swooning – A Classical Music Guide to Life, Love, Lust and other Follies, Swing Symphony and Symphony of Seduction) are available in the US, UK, Hungary and China.
Christopher has been based in Tasmania since 2007 and has compered many TSO concerts, including the Family Classics series, RACT Symphony under the Stars and the ABC-Symphony Australia Young Performers Awards. He is married to baroque violinist Julia Fredersdorff and they have two daughters, Mina and Belle. In 1999 he received an Honorary Doctorate in Communications from the University of Central Queensland for his career in broadcasting.
Harvey Lennon is the Group Chief Executive of The Royal Automobile Club of Tasmania (RACT) Limited. He joined RACT in 1998 and has held various senior roles, and is a Director of RACT Travel Pty Ltd, and RACT Insurance Pty Ltd. Harvey is a Board Member of the Tourism Industry Council Tasmania (TICT) and is passionate about Tasmania and in particular the opportunity to grow tourism in our State. Prior to joining the RACT, Harvey worked in the Tasmania State Department of Treasury and Finance, where he held a range of senior positions. Harvey has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Tasmania, is a FCPA, a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has an Advanced Diploma of Tourism. Harvey is married with five children and 1 grandchild. He has been a member of Rostrum for many years. For relaxation, Harvey enjoys travelling, camping and running