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Staff & Trustees

Director: Brett Rogers OBE

Project Manager / PA to Director: Bindi Vora

Finance and Operations

Deputy Director: Andrew Gault
Finance Manager: Terence Eytle
Senior Gallery Manager: Jason Welling
Gallery Manager: Tim Mitchell
Visitor Relations Co-ordinator: Alan Miller
Visitor Relations Co-ordinator: Liam Magee
Visitor Relations Coordinator: Michael Crook
Front of House & Events Manager: Claire Smith

Head of Exhibitions: Clare Grafik
Curator: Karen McQuaid
Curator (Digital Programme): Katrina Sluis
Digital Projects Assistant: Sam Mercer
Assistant Curator: Eva Eicker
Assistant Curator: Anna Dannemann

Head of Education & Projects: Janice McLaren
Talks Assistant: Oliver Whitehead
Education & Projects Organiser: Jai Tyler

Archive Organiser: Elea Himmelsbach
Archive Intern: Tito Magrini


Head of Development: Francesca Filippini Pinto
Senior Development Manager: Emily Gardener
Development Officer: Lynne Arnold
Development Co-ordinator: Katharine Hoare

Director of Communications: Natasha Plowright
Head of Marketing: Jo Healy
Marketing Manager: Richard Thompson
Press & Marketing Assistant: Grace O'Connor
Blog Editor: Daniel Campbell Blight

Print Sales Gallery

Print Sales Manager: Gemma Barnett
Print Sales Manager: Anthony Hartley
Print Sales Co-ordinator: Anstice Oakeshott
Print Sales Co-ordinator: Sarah Allen


Bookshop Manager: John Buckle
Deputy Bookshop Manager: Martin Steininger


Café Manager: Raffaele Mocellin
Deputy Café Manager: Bilal Benrakad

Advisory Teachers Group (Primary)

Susan Bush, Torriano Junior School
Gemma Chukwudinma, Granton Primary School
Elizabeth Cook, The Childrens' Hospital School, Great Ormond Street Hospital
Matthew Cross, Henry Maynard's Primary School
Katrina Hassan, St Vincent's RC Primary School
Sarah Edwards, Fox Primary School
Monika Marion, Cricket Green Primary School
Kerri Sellens, Laurison Primary School

Board of Trustees

Scott Mead, Chair
Myfanwy Barrett
Beverley Buckingham
Pierre Brahm
Diana Donovan OBE
Andrew Haigh
Melanie Manchot
Roger Mavity
Niru Ratnam
Jonathan Shaw


Scott Mead, Chair

Scott Mead became Chair of the Board of Trustees in November 2013. Scott is a fine art photographer, philanthropist and investor. He was a partner and managing director of Goldman Sachs until 2003, a senior advisor at Apax Partners and a founding partner of Richmond Park Partners.   

Scott is founder and chairman of the Mead Family Foundation which supports organisations in education, healthcare and the arts. Among his many board, trustee and advisory roles are the Executive Committee of the Tate Foundation, University of the Arts, and the International Center of Photography (New York). Scott was formerly a non-executive director of Great Ormond Street Hospital and vice chairman of its redevelopment appeal board.  He is a graduate of Harvard College, Emmanuel College at Cambridge University where he was the Harvard Scholar and the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Scott studied photography under renowned photographers William Eggleston and Emmet Gowin in the 1970s.  In 2009 he rediscovered his photographic archives and was inspired to return to photography holding a solo show at Hamiltons Gallery, London in 2010.  His work has been exhibited and collected worldwide as well as being selected for the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Myfanwy Barrett, appointed 2014

Myfanwy Barrett has worked in public finance for over 20 years, and is currently the Director of Finance at the House of Commons.  Prior to this, she was Corporate Director of Finance at the London Borough of Harrow.  She has also worked for the Greater London Authority and the Corporation of London.  She qualified with the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy in 1995.  Myfanwy was Vice-President of the Society of London Treasurers in 2010-11, and has served on the Boards of a Local Authority Insurance Mutual, West London Waste Authority and an enterprise agency.  She is studying art history in her spare time.

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.

Beverley Buckingham, appointed 2014

Beverley joined the Board of Trustees in October 2014 and is also a Life Patron of the Gallery.  From 2007-2012 she was the Gallery's Head of Business Development, working closely with the Director and Deputy Director to raise funds successfully for the Gallery's Capital Project for the new premises in Ramillies Street.

Prior to this Beverley spent 12 years at Sotheby's London, in the Private Client and Bids departments. Her earlier career included purchasing and redeveloping properties in London and the UK.

Beverley holds a Master's Degree in Contemporary Art and is a collector of contemporary photography. She is currently an Art Consultant acquiring works for select clients and serves on the Advisory Board of PhotoLondon.

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.

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’, which was published in Summer 2014.

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.

Jonathan Shaw, appointed in December 2014

Jonathan Shaw is Co-director of the Disruptive Media Learning Lab, Coventry University, UK, visiting fellow at the Centre for Excellence in Media Practice at Bournemouth University, academic board member for Photography Studies College, Melbourne, Australia and the Chair of the Association for Photography in Higher Education. He has been described as being part of an early generation of artists responsible for the emergence of a new school of photography which blurs the boundaries between the still and moving image. He has four publications: NEWFOTOSCAPES (2014), Crash (2009), (re)collect (2006) and Time|Motion (2003).

He was awarded a Direct Fellowship of Royal Photographic Society (RPS), and Fellowship of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA), in recognition achievements in Photography and innovative educational practices.


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