Sir Nicholas Kenyon has been Managing Director of the Barbican Centre since 2007. He was Controller, BBC Radio 3, 1992–8; Director of the BBC Proms from 1996 to 2007; and the Editor of Early Music 1983–92. Previously, he was a music critic for The New Yorker, The Times and The Observer. He oversaw the BBC’s programming for the Millennium, and then ran the BBC’s Live Events and TV Classical Music departments, including the Queen’s Jubilee Concerts of 2002. He has published books on Bach, Mozart, Simon Rattle, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and early music. Most recently he has edited The City of London: a Companion Guide. He is a member of Arts Council England, and a board member of Sage Gateshead.