Queensland Symphony Orchestra has announced that Yarmila Alfonzetti will take up the role of Chief Executive on 11 July. The Adelaide-based arts professional will bring more than 20 years of experience to Brisbane.

Yarmila Alfonzetti Yarmila Alfonzetti. Photo supplied

“I look forward to calling Brisbane my new home, exploring Queensland, getting to know the QSO family, meeting many new passionate arts lovers, and working closely with the musicians, Board and management team to champion and elevate this company, which I consider to be the jewel in the crown of a thriving state cultural landscape,” Alfonzetti said. “I feel very privileged to have played a part in the custodianship of some wonderful Australian arts companies, festivals and venues in my career and joining QSO as Chief Executive feels equally, if not more, important. I admire arts companies which buzz with motion, and the QSO does just that.”

Alfonzetti will take over from Executive Director Valmay Hill, an experienced administrator who stepped up from her role on the QSO board to lead the company following the departure of Craig Whitehead. Whitehead,...