Staff & Trustees
Director: Brett Rogers OBE
Assistant to Director: Bindi Vora
Finance and Operations
Deputy Director: Andrew Gault
Finance Manager: Terence Eytle
Senior Gallery Manager: Jason Welling
Gallery Manager: Tim Mitchell
Events Manager: Amy Jobling
Head of Visitor Relations: Elena Holtham
Visitor Relations Co-ordinator: Alan Miller
Visitor Relations Co-ordinator: Robyn Maybank
Head of Exhibitions: Clare Grafik
Curator: Karen McQuaid
Curator (Digital Programme): Katrina Sluis
Curator (Deutsche Börse Photography Prize): Eva Eicker
Assistant Curator: Anna Dannemann
Head of Education & Projects: Janice McLaren
Curator of Public Programmes (Talks & Events): Persilia Caton
Talks Assistant: Oliver Whitehead
Education & Projects Organiser: Jai Tyler
Head of Development: Francesca Filippini Pinto
Senior Development Manager: Emily Gardener
Development Officer: Lynne Arnold
Director of Communications: Natasha Plowright
Head of Marketing: Jo Healy
Marketing Manager: Richard Thompson
Press Manager: Inbal Mizrahi
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: Shodor Uddin
Bookshop Manager: John Buckle
Deputy Bookshop Manager: Martin Steininger
Café Manager: Raffaele Mocellin
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
Diana Donovan OBE
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.
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.