Royal Opera House brings in Palace FD
The Royal Opera House has appointed a new director of finance, Sally O'Neill
Sally O’Neill, the current finance director of the
Historic Royal Palaces, is
to take over the role in February 2009.
O’Neill, a judge in this year’s Accountancy Age Awards, will take on
an organisation with a budget of more than £90m. The Historic Royal Palaces –
comprising the Tower of London, Hampton Court, Banqueting House, Kensington
Palace and Kew Palace – turns over approximately £50m.
The move marks a return to O’Neill’s theatrical roots after a previous role
at the National Theatre. She has also worked for Channel 4, Granada, and the
shopping channel QVC.
‘I never had a [career] gameplan. It has all been serendipity,’ she told
Accountancy Age in an interview published last year.