Sir Richard Armstrong CBE graduated from Cambridge University and subsequently began a career in music as orchestral conductor. He was Music Director of Welsh National Opera 1973-1986 and of Scottish Opera 1993-2005. He has guest conducted symphony orchestras and opera companies worldwide and made many recordings.
Friendship with Jakrapob Thaotad and Dr Andrew Higgins led to his taking a keen interest in the plight of the Asian Elephant and he has become a regular visitor to the Elephants in Southern Thailand. He is a founder-Trustee of STEF and was appointed Honorary President at the first meeting of Trustees.
Richard Armstrong is an Honorary Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. He was appointed CBE in 1993 and knighted in 2004. For information about Sir Richard’s musical career, see his page on Wikipedia.