Perth Symphony Orchestra has announced that founder and current CEO Bourby Webster, who has been with the orchestra since its launch in 2011, will be stepping down from her role and that Catherine Henwood will take over as CEO at the start of 2022. Henwood comes to the orchestra from West Australian Ballet where she is currently working as Philanthropy Director. The announcement coincides with Perth Symphony Orchestra’s tenth anniversary.

Catherine Henwood

“Every single goal, dream, aspiration I had for the orchestra has been smashed in the 10-year time frame I set myself to bring Perth Symphony to life. Together with a team of incredible staff, musicians, sponsors, donors, suppliers and board members, we’ve created a major arts company in WA that has reached thousands of people in hundreds of communities all the while showcasing the incredible musicians we have in WA. I am incredibly proud of how far we’ve come,” said Webster. “It is time for me to step aside from the day-to-day running of the organisation in order...