The Workplace Secrets of a Superstar Administrator

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra's new CEO has an MBA and a big deficit to tackle

Written by Kristene Quan

Jeff Melanson took the helm of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, currently in its 93rd season, on Novomber 1, after his surprise resignation as president of The Banff Centre in April.

Considered a rock star among arts administrators, the newly minted president and CEO has his work—slaying the orchestra’s growing deficit—cut out for him. Fortunately, the former dean of the Royal Conservatory of Music and former co-CEO of Canada’s National Ballet School also holds an MBA.

Melanson gave us a tour of his new Toronto office, which he defines in the broadest terms.

(Photos by Jaime Hogge)

This article is from the January 2015 issue of Canadian BusinessSubscribe now!


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