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Meet The team

John Keeley

Managing Director

John is a highly experienced educational and creative arts leader with an outstanding track record in schoolinnovation and arts leadership. He has worked at a senior level in establishing new schools, as well as roles in high performing schools and supporting rapid improvements in large, multi-academy Trusts.

Alongside this, John has considerable experience as a music educator, creative arts leader, performer and composer. An organist and pianist by training, he has taught music from primary to undergraduate levels, and his doctoral research focused on 20th century sacred music.

John is married to Lorna, a languages teacher, and they have an eight year old son, Benedict.

Of his appointment to the Conservatoire, John said: ‘The role of Managing Director is a wonderful opportunity for me to bring together my arts and education leadership experiences to support a fantastic organisation. I have already been struck by the fondness with which the Conservatoire is regarded locally, and I’m relishing the opportunity to build on this very strong foundation. I know that the talent and enthusiasm exist to create something very special for the people of Blackheath, and the wider communities of Lewisham and Greenwich. It is a great privilege to have the opportunity to bring all of this talent together and lead the organisation through the next phase of its development’.