The Ministry manages the Crown relationship with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, administering its funding and Board appointments, monitoring its reporting and performance measures.
Tel (04) 801 3890 and 0800 479 674
Postal Address - PO Box 6640, Wellington 6141
Board Membership (expiry term in brackets*):
The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Board must consist of not fewer than five members and not more than eight members.
Ainsley Walter – Chair (June 2025)
Carmel Walsh - Deputy Chair (April 2026)
Wilma Smith (May 2025)
Edwin Read (May 2025)
Hon Chris Finlayson KC (June 2024)
Claire Szabó (June 2024)
Kaine Thompson (April 2026)
*Members are subject to a rollover of their term under section 32 of the Crown Entities Act 2004.
Updated on 15th August 2023