Kate Lidbetter is Chief Executive Officer of Symphony Services International, which provides a range of services and products to Australian and international orchestras. Her previous roles have included Director of Music at the Australian Council for the Arts, Artist Development Manager of Symphony Australia, Artistic Administrator of the Australian Youth Orchestra and General Manager of Sydney Children’s Choir.
In addition to her role on the board of Gondwana Choirs, Kate is a Councillor on the Music Council of Australia and a director of Accessible Arts NSW. From 2012-2014 she was chair of contemporary music group Ensemble Offspring. She regularly participates on panels, committees and juries for various music organisations in Australia and abroad.
Kate’s passion for Gondwana Choirs began in 1994 when she joined the company as General Manager and was subsequently on the board for a period of time. Her son Vincent became a chorister in 2008 and until 2014 sang in the Young Men’s Choir for boys with changing voices. Kate has observed the many positive outcomes Vincent achieved and wants as many children as possible to have these experiences.