Staff & Trustees
Director: Brett Rogers
Assistant to Director/ Project Coordinator: Melissa Rose
Finance and Operations
Deputy Director: Andrew Gault
Finance Manager: Terence Eytle
Senior Gallery Manager: Jason Welling
Gallery Manager: Tim Mitchell
Events Manager: Kate Cooper
Head of Visitor Relations: Elena Holtham
Front of House Manager: Lora Rempel
Front of House Co-ordinator: Alan Miller
Head of Exhibitions: Clare Grafik
Senior Curator: Stefanie Braun (on Maternity leave during 2013)
Curator: Karen McQuaid
Curator (Digital Programme): Katrina Sluis
Exhibition Assistant: Eva Eicker
Exhibition Assistant: Anna Dannemann
Head of Education & Projects: Janice McLaren
Talks Programmer: Johanna Empson
Talks Assistant: Daniel Campbell Blight
Education & Projects Organiser: Jai Tyler
Head of Development: Francesca Filippini Pinto
Head of Individual Giving: Catherine Demoisy
Development Consultant: Sandy Weiland
Development Officer: Emily Gardener
Head of Marketing: Jo Healy
Marketing Manager: Richard Thompson
Press Manager: Inbal Mizrahi
Print Sales Gallery
Print Sales Manager: Gemma Barnett
Print Sales Manager: Anthony Hartley
Print Sales Co-ordinator: Anstice Oakeshott
Print Sales Co-ordinator: Shodor Uddin
Bookshop Manager: John Buckle
Deputy Bookshop Manager: Martin Steininger
Café Manager: Raffaele Mocellin
Advisory Teachers Group (Secondary & Post-16)
Adam Green, Barnet College
Neil Harman, Burntwood Schoool
Emily Limna, Parliament Hill School
Ashley La Grange, Rickmansworth School
Clair May, Queen’s Park Community School
Martina Schmid, Hendon School
Harriet Smith, Bredinghurst School
Catriona Walker, Morpeth School
Click Members (the Gallery's youth forum)
George Horatio Edge
Board of Trustees
Sir Brian Pomeroy, Chair
Diana Donovan OBE
Sir Brian Pomeroy, Chair
Sir Brian Pomeroy has been on the Gallery’s board since 2006 and Chair since 2007. He was the Senior Partner of Deloitte Consulting until 1999 when he took up a number of public, private and voluntary sector appointments.
His other current appointments include non-executive director of the Financial Conduct Authority, Board Member of The Social Market Foundation and Ambassador for the Money Advice Trust.
Past appointments include Chairman of the Financial Inclusion Task Force, the National Lottery Commission, Centrepoint, Homeless Link and the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board; and membership of the Disability Rights Task Force.
He has a lifelong interest in making and collecting photography. He holds an MA in photography and was awarded an Associateship of the Royal Photographic Society (ARPS).
He was awarded CBE in 2006 for services to homeless people, and knighted in 2012 for services to financial inclusion and the voluntary sector.
Pierre Brahm, appointed 2008
Pierre Brahm has been in the property business since the 1980s. He specialises in residential property primarily in Central London but also elsewhere in the UK and Europe. The scope of his work encompasses development, investment and interior design.
His love of photography started in the early 80s when he started to include photography in the design of his residential projects and has continued to collect photographs since then.
Pierre is also on the Board for the Bursary Fund of Photography at the National Media Museum, Bradford and on the Board of the Tate Patrons Executive Committee, London.
Diana Donovan OBE, appointed 2008
Diana Donovan has a background in the visual and the performing arts, in addition to which she has dedicated time to a variety of charitable causes and education initiatives. Chairman of English National Ballet School, 1990 -2001, concurrently Board Member of the English National Ballet. Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Arts Foundation in 1998-2002. Trustee of The Terence Donovan Judo Trust 1997-2007. Consultant for special corporate event projects for Rothschild 1997- 2009. She is also currently a Trustee of the Gurkha Welfare Trust (2000 -) and was awarded an OBE in 2013 for her work with the Trust.
Diana was married to the photographer Terence Donovan until his death in 1996, She now owns and manages the Terence Donovan Archive.
She has an extensive background in major fundraising for a number of organisations.
Andrew Haigh, appointed 2010
Andrew Haigh is Managing Partner, Entrepreneurs Client Group, Coutts & Co. He leads the Entrepreneurs Group, the largest business segment at Coutts with 20,000 clients in the UK. He also leads Coutts’ increasing involvement in Social Enterprise.
Andrew joined Coutts in 2001 and has recently returned from creating a private bank in China. He began his career as an investment banker in London and New York before moving to be finance director of NatWest’s International Businesses Division in 1993.
After 3 years running banking businesses offshore he returned to New York in 1999 for 2 years to act as country head for the NatWest Group’s US businesses.
Michael Mack, appointed 2008
For the past 20 years Michael Mack has been a leading art and photography publisher, as the managing director of Steidl, publisher of MACK and founder of digital publishing house, MAPP.
Michael is a trustee of the John Kobal Foundation and a director of the antiquarian book dealers, Bernard Quaritch. In 2011 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Plymouth forhis contribution to art publishing.
Melanie Manchot, appointed 2011
Melanie Manchot lives and works in London. She studied at New York University and at City University, London, before attending the Royal College of Art, London, where she completed her MA in Fine Arts in 1992.
Manchot’s work has been exhibited internationally with recent solo shows at Toronto Photography Festival (2012), The Whitechapel Gallery (2009 and 2010) London, Goff and Rosenthal, New York (2007) and Galerie m, Bochum, Germany (2011 and 2007). Manchot has participated in numerous biennales, most recently in the 52nd La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy (2007), Thessaloniki Biennale and Istanbul Biennale (both 2009).
In addition to her artistic practice she has also held various teaching positions at art colleges across the UK, most recently: Goldsmith College; University of The Arts, London; New York University.
Roger Mavity, appointed 2011
Roger Mavity’s original career was in advertising, and he ran his own agency, Mavity Gilmore Jaume for ten years.
He then sold his business to a French group and joined Granada Group, first as Chief Executive of the Leisure Division and then as Chief Executive of the Technology Division.
After eleven years, he left Granada to become Chairman of Citigate, the international PR consultancy. He left in 2006 to become Chief Executive of Conran Group. In 2013 he resigned from the Conran Chief Executive role, though he remains a director of the group, to concentrate on writing and photography.
He is co-author of ‘Life’s a Pitch’, a best-selling guide to presentation skills and his next book, ‘The Rule-Breakers Book of Business’, will be published this summer.
He has a Master’s degree in photography from the University of Westminster and his photography has been exhibited in London, Paris, Ghent, Brussels and Amsterdam.
Damien Whitmore, appointed 2007
Damien is Director of Public Affairs at the V&A. He has worked in the arts and media for nearly 20 years having been Education Officer for the Arts Council of Great Britain and a radio producer for the BBC.
From 1990 to 1992 he was Head of Development at the Design Museum before becoming Communications Director at the Tate Gallery in 1992. At the Tate he was responsible for public relations, marketing, visitor services, lobbying and membership. He set up Tate magazine in 1994. In 2000, he oversaw and directed the complete rebranding of Tate and in May that year, directed the hugely successful launch of Tate Modern which in its first year attracted over 6 million visitors.
As Director of Public Affairs at the V&A, he is responsible for the V&A’s Exhibitions and Contemporary programmes, Creative Industries, Brand, Visitor Services, Press & Marketing, Corporate Sponsorship and Staff development. Since joining the V&A in 2001, he has rebranded the organisation, launched the widely acclaimed V&A Magazine and more than doubled attendance figures.