Roderick Thomson started his working life in the classical music business with Victor Hochhauser subsequently joining Van Walsum Management in 1981. During a long and successful period with the company he worked in both the touring and artist management departments, specialising in the Asian market in particular. In 2009, he was invited to join Hazard Chase, where he focussed primarily on the management of conductors and instrumental soloists. He has served twice over several years on the Board of the International Artist Managers’ Association, and has also been a long-time member of the IAMA Broadcasting & Media Committee. With choristerships at Ripon Cathedral and St George’s Chapel Windsor, music has been part of his life from his earliest years; he still enjoys playing chamber music and jazz on his cello and bass.