Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette is pleased to have assisted Symphony Nova Scotia with the appointment of Christopher (Chris) M. Wilkinson as Chief Executive Officer. Chris is a proven leader with a passion for developing sustainable orchestras that contribute both to the community and the art form. To the role, he brings over 30 years of experience as a musician, administrator and leader.
Chris has over 18 years of experience with Symphony Nova Scotia in progressively responsible leadership roles. In 2011, he joined the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra as General Manager, where he leveraged his experience to achieve strong results – growing audience attendance by 70% in one year, and dramatically increasing revenue and sponsorships.
“Chris has a strong business acumen as well as strong artistic integrity. It’s a unique combination that is difficult to find,” says Dennice Leahey, Vice Chair, Symphony Nova Scotia. “We are pleased that he has chosen to return to Halifax to lead the Symphony in our continued success.”
An accomplished professional musician, Chris has played with Orchestre Symphonique de Quebec, Victoria Symphony, Charlottetown Festival Orchestra, as well as Symphony Nova Scotia.
A graduate of the Regina Conservatory of Music Artists Program, he is currently working on a Certificate in Business Management from Dalhousie University.
Please join us in congratulating Chris and welcoming him to Symphony Nova Scotia.