Prof. Simon McVeigh | The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Prof. Simon McVeigh

Job title

Independent Governor


Professor Simon McVeigh has been an independent member of the Board since March 2010.

Simon is Professor of Music at Goldsmiths University and is responsible for academic development and international partnerships.  He is also a musicologist specialising in London concert life, 1700-1945, and in violin music and performance practices of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Simon is currently a Strategic Reviewer for the Arts and Humanities Research Council, and Deputy Chair of Sub-panel 35 for the Research Excellence Framework 2014, having served as editor of the RMA Research Chronicle.

Following doctoral studies at Oxford University he took up a lectureship at the University of Aberdeen before joining the Music Department at Goldsmiths in 1980.  Since 2001 he has been a member of the College’s Senior Management Team, initially as Pro-Warden (Research and Enterprise).

Simon is a former governor of Trinity College of Music and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Music (2007).

Simon continues to be active as a violinist, baroque violinist and conductor.