Roderick Thomson joined Hazard Chase in January 2009. Educated at Winchester College and Balliol College Oxford, his first experience in the business was at Victor Hochhauser Ltd before 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. He has also served for several years on the Board of the International Artist Managers’ Association. 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.