George has served as a board member, trustee or officer on a number of bodies including:


Conservatoires UK (CUK)

Initially the Committee of Principals of Conservatoires (CPC), George became a member of the Board when Royal Birmingham Conservatoire was admitted in 1994. Changing its name to the British Federation of Conservatoires (FBC), George served as a member and as Secretary from 1998 to 2003. FBC changed again to become ConservatoiresUK and George served as a Board member until 2010.


Association European Conservatoires (AEC)

George became involved with the AEC from 1993 and represented Royal Birmingham Conservatoire for 17 years until 2010 and Codarts Rotterdam thereafter. In 1999/2000 he chaired the EU CONNECT project, Music Education in a multicultural European Society and  he served as Secretary-General from 2005 – 2010.


British Double Reed Society

Founder Committee Member of the BDRS from 1988 to 1993 and continues to be a member of the Society.


Arts Council West Midlands

Member of the Board of West Midlands Arts from 1999 – 2003 and a Board Member of the Arts Council West Midlands from 2003 – 2006.


Music Education Council

Member on the Executive of the MEC from 1997 and as Chair from 2001 – 2004. In this role George  was Director of The Importance of Music symposium (2003) in the Queen Elizabeth Hall with Government ministers Charles Clarke and Tessa Jowell making speeches.


Incorporated Society of Musicians

Member of the Executive Committee from 1995 to 1997 and President from 2004 – 2005


Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Board member of Symphony Hall, later Performances Birmingham incorporating the Town Hall and Symphony Hall, from 1998 to 2010. George contributed to its Education Committee for a number of these years.


Youth Music

Board member of the charity Youth Music from 2003 to 2010.


Culture West Midlands

Board member of the Cultural Consortium, Culture West Midlands, 2003 – 2008


Music and Dance Scheme

Member of the Advisory Group of the DfES Music and Dance Scheme, 2005 – 2010


National Association of Youth Orchestras

Chair of the National Association of Youth Orchestras, 2005 – 2010


International Double Reed Society

Vice-President of the IDRS, 2006 – 2009. Host of IDRS 2009, the society’s annual conference.


Countess of Munster Musical Trust

Trustee of the Countess of Munster Musical Trust since 2007.


Barbirolli International Oboe Competition

Patron of the Barbirolli International Oboe Competition since 2008.


Sir James Caird Travelling Scholarship Trust

Chair of the Music Panel of the Sir James Caird Trust since 2012.


National Children’s Orchestra

Trustee since 2017


Other memberships include:

1975 – 1976                                   President, Cambridge University Music Club


1976 – 2000                                   Rivendell Charitable Trust


1976 – 1993                                   Director, Claydon Concerts Society


1981 – 1991                                   Founder and Partner, Quadrivium Music Agency


1989 – 1993                                   Director and Trustee, National Youth Wind Orchestra


1993 –                                              Trustee, Birmingham School of Music Centenary Fund


1994 – 1999                                   Board member, Orchestra da Camera


2003 – 2004                                   Chair, LSC Music Review of Birmingham & Solihull


2006- 2009                                    Director, New Generation Arts Festival, Birmingham