• Finance & HR
  • Kate Bursey

    Head of HR [email protected]
    +44 (0)20 7400 1706
  • Finance & HR
  • Kate Bursey

    Head of HR

    Kate has been working with Askonas Holt since July 2016 as Head of HR. Kate has worked for FTSE 100 companies and growing businesses in a variety of sectors. She has a degree and masters in Human Resource Management and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development. She loves travelling with her family, being by the beach, coffee and enjoying music and concerts with good friends.

    Martin Campbell-White

    Consultant [email protected]
    +44 (0)20 7400 1700
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    Martin Campbell-White

    Consultant

    Martin Campbell-White is widely regarded as one of the most experienced and admired artists managers of our generation. Having begun his career at Ibbs & Tillett, Martin moved to Harold Holt in 1972 and later negotiated the merger of that company with Lies Askonas, to form Askonas Holt. Martin has overseen the careers of major artists such as Sir Simon Rattle, Robert Tear, Daniel Harding and Bernard Haitink, as well as taking a leading role in arranging major international tours.

    Martin continues to work at Askonas Holt, advising and consulting our staff and artists. Martin also acts as consultant for the Opera Comique in Paris. Martin divides his time between London and France, as well as taking care of his growing team of grandchildren.

    Michael Cassidy

    Non Executive Chairman [email protected]
    +44 (0)20 7400 1700

    Michael Cassidy

    Non Executive Chairman
  • Conductors & Instrumentalists
  • Rupert Chandler

    Senior Artist Manager [email protected]
    +44 (0)20 7400 1735
  • Conductors & Instrumentalists
  • Rupert Chandler

    Senior Artist Manager

    Rupert gained a BA(Hons) in Music from Colchester Institute and went on to complete post-graduate studies in piano accompaniment at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 1997. After working for the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra he joined Askonas Holt in August 1999 and is now a Senior Manager representing conductors and instrumentalists. In his spare time Rupert enjoys a lifelong passion for flying and aviation.

  • Artist Administration & Travel
  • Alison Charles

    Artist Administrator [email protected]
    +44 (0)20 7400 1756
  • Artist Administration & Travel
  • Alison Charles

    Artist Administrator

    Alison is a graduate of Trinity College of Music & postgraduate of City, University of London. As part of the university’s Erasmus scheme, she was seconded to the Ensemble Intercontemporain, Paris, to work in their touring department. Following jobs at Virgin and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Alison joined Harold Holt in 1996. Keeper of two Jack Russells; lover of big skies, Pol Roger and pottering in her shed; keen gardener, walker and camper-vanner.

  • Tours & Projects
  • Sorcha Coller

    Project Manager [email protected]
    +44 (0)20 7400 1719
  • Tours & Projects
  • Sorcha Coller

    Project Manager

    Sorcha began working for Askonas Holt in 2016 as a Project Administrator in Tours & Projects, and moved into the position of Project Manager in July 2019. She graduated with a B.A. in Music in Trinity College Dublin in 2014, majoring in Composition. Before moving to London to join Askonas Holt, Sorcha ran the Irish Composers Collective, an organisation designed for the development of young professional composers.

  • Board
  • Donagh Collins

    Chief Executive [email protected]
    +44 (0)20 7400 1718
  • Board
  • Donagh Collins

    Chief Executive

    Born in Dublin in 1974, Donagh moved to London in 1999 to work at Askonas Holt, starting as an Administrator in our Tours & Projects Department and subsequently managed that department. Donagh joined Askonas Holt’s Board of Directors in 2007, and took over as Chief Executive in 2014.

    Donagh studied piano and cello at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, and subsequently studied Mechanical Engineering at University College Dublin. A passionate advocate of youth orchestras, Donagh was in turn a member, manager and director of the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland, and is currently a Trustee of the NYOGB. He is married, with three lovely children.

  • Singers
  • Keiron Cooke

    Senior Artist Manager [email protected]
    +44 (0)20 7400 1708
  • Singers
  • Keiron Cooke

    Senior Artist Manager

    Keiron was born in Aldeburgh and studied Sociology at the University of Bath, where he was a Choral Scholar at Bath Abbey. His first job in music was as a teenager, working in the Box Office for Aldeburgh Music. After graduating, he worked as a Curator at the Britten-Pears Library for five years and was involved in many key Britten publications. He then worked at Glyndebourne as Assistant to the Director of Artistic Administration before joining the team at Askonas Holt in 2005. When not attending concerts or opera performances he enjoys the theatre, eating out and cooking in.