Steven Roth trained as a conductor at the prestigious Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) in Melbourne. After graduating he established the Chamber Orchestra of Geelong, and for ten years presented annual concert seasons as well as conducting throughout Australia and internationally.
Through his professional music connections and experience as a concert promoter, his career began to shift towards management and subsequently led to an opportunity in 2000 to accept an executive role with Andrew McKinnon Presentations – a company that presents major international acts and artists within Australasia.
An invitation to return to the VCA in 2002 to establish a sponsorship programme, enabled him to utilise his fundraising and marketing skills to support the institution’s creative and academic accomplishments.
In 2004 he was promoted to the role of Manager, Development and Public Affairs with responsibility for development, marketing and communications, events, patron and alumni programs. A highly successful corporate re-brand and innovative marketing campaign – Your VCA – saw a substantial increase in public support and philanthropic revenue.
Steven was appointed Chief Executive of West Australian Ballet (the State Ballet for Western Australia) in 2007 and led the company through the most significant development in its 63 year history.
Together with a strong Business Case, government, corporate and private support; WAB tripled its annual revenue, increased the dancer troupe from 19–38, completed a $12.5M capital campaign and major building project for a new State Ballet Centre, rebranded and strengthened its position as Australasia’s most dynamic and innovative ballet company.
Steven was appointed as Executive Director of Scottish Ballet in March 2016 and formally joined the Scottish Ballet Board in December 2016.