Staff & Trustees

From Front of House staff to our Board of Trustees, we are a community of passionate individuals that believe in making the Gallery a place for the discovery, exploration and understanding of photography in all its forms. 



Install shot from the Fiona Tan exhibition in 2012

Staff & Trustees

From Front of House staff to our Board of Trustees, we are a community of passionate individuals that believe in making the Gallery a place for the discovery, exploration and understanding of photography in all its forms. 



Director: Shoair Mavlian (maternity leave)

Acting Director: Clare Grafik

Finance and Operations
Director of Finance, Operations and Business Enterprises: Andrew Gault
Finance Manager: Terence Eytle
Finance Assistant: Ines Schlenker
Senior Gallery Manager: Jason Welling
Deputy Gallery Manager: Andrew Rickett
Visitor Relations & Events Manager: Alan Miller
Deputy Visitor Relations Manager: Tahmina Rahman
Visitor Relations Coordinator: Lydia Larson
Visitor Relations Coordinator: Tom Margetts
Visitor Relations Coordinator: Konrad Turos
Visitor Assistants: Artur Siudem, Gregor Petrikovič, Olivia Rocha, Nick Michaluk, Sam McGovern, Alexandra Crannis, Jack Tothill and Isobel Turner

Head of Exhibitions: Clare Grafik 
Senior Curator: Karen McQuaid
Senior Curator: Anna Dannemann
Producer, Digital Programme: Sam Mercer
Producer, Digital Programme: Arieh Frosh
Adjunct Research Curator: Katrina Sluis
Head of Education & Projects: Janice McLaren
Curator, Talks & Events: Luisa Ulyett
Curator, Youth Programmes: Rawanne Koumaira
Archivist: Kathryn Tollervey
EPQ in Photography Teacher: Elle Andrews
EPQ in Photography Teaching Assistant: Eva Jonas

Head of Communications: Emma Dixon
Digital Manager: Claire Sargent
Marketing and Audience Development Manager: Sara Esteves
Communications Coordinator: Chloe Orji

Head of Development: Sam Newman
Development Manager: Mary Ahearn
Membership Manager: Victoria Roper

Bookshop Manager: John Buckle
Deputy Bookshop Manager: Martin Steininger
Bookshop Specialist Sales Coordinator: Dilly Thain

Café/Bar & Events Manager: Catarina Zampier
Deputy Café Bar Manager: Albert Kelleher
Café/Bar Assistants: Finley Gilzene, Sakie Matsubara, Red O’Donnell, Olivia Rocha and Rossella Sette

Print Sales
Director, Print Sales Gallery: Anthony Hartley
Print Sales Deputy Director: Lucie Donaldson
Print Sales and Communications Coordinator: Anna Luk
Print Sales Registrar: Karolina Dworska


Amanda Gray - Chair
Amanda Gray is a Partner at international law firm, Mishcon de Reya, specialising in art law and the related field of luxury assets. She works with collectors, dealers, auction houses, artists, public and private institutions and foundations. Amanda has been a trustee of the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA); is the Honorary Legal Counsel for Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft, Sussex, is the co-chair of the Art Lawyers Association; and is also a member of the Responsible Art Market committee, London Chapter. [Appointed 2024]

Michelle Shuttleworth
Michelle Shuttleworth is an experienced financial and operational leader, having held CFO roles across both the private and public sector, including BBC, Burberry, Thomson Reuters and Scope.  Michelle is an active advocate for women in finance, having assisted in founding the BBC’s Women’s Network.  She is also passionate about the Arts, regularly speaking on the importance of finance in this sector and ensuring that resources are employed in the most impactful way for audiences. A mother to four young boys, Michelle is committed to widening access to the arts and the inspiring worlds it can open for young people. [Appointed 2021]

Polly Barnes
Polly Barnes is a chief people officer who has worked in-house at global board level and as a consultant to start-ups. Polly is currently Operating Partner at EQT Ventures. [Appointed 2022]

Montana Leigh Hall
Montana Leigh Hall is the founder of Run The Check, a platform that showcases paid creative opportunities. With an audience of over 30,000 on social media, RTC advertises jobs for organisations such as Penguin Random House, V&A, Serpentine Galleries, D&AD and Wieden+Kennedy. As well as working with the Design Museum Young Creatives and the RA’s Attract programme Montana has been involved with The Photographers’ Gallery youth outreach since 2015 when she led a teen tour and took part in a panel discussion on Higher Education in 2019. She is currently studying Interaction Design Arts at UAL’s London College of Communication. Her long-standing interest in visual and digital arts and youth advocacy brings a creative and digitally savvy approach to her Trustee role at TPG. [Appointed 2021]

Joe Phelan 
Joe Phelan is a communications executive, who has devised and led global campaigns for a number of Governments, corporates and well known individuals.  He is the European lead for the New York based Greatest Works Agency, which advises major educational and cultural institutions on ways to engage with new audiences and generate new streams of revenue, through both site-based and digital educational experiences. In addition to his role as a Trustee of The Photographers’ Gallery, Joe is a Future Contemporary of the Serpentine Gallery and a Young Patron of the Royal Academy of Arts. [Appointed 2018]

​Elspeth Walker
Elspeth Walker is a writer with a particular interest in extending the accessibility and diversity of arts and culture. Elspeth holds a BA in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Warwick and is founder of the Compression Arts Collective, a group that produces written content around contemporary arts. She currently works as an exhibition host at the Hayward Gallery as well as a voluntary copywriter at Agora Digital Art.  Elspeth is especially interested in extending the reach of arts education and brings an informed and valuable perspective to her Trustee role at TPG. [Appointed 2021]

​Kay Watson
Kay Watson is a researcher, producer and curator working with art and advanced technologies, photography and video games. She is currently Head of Arts Technologies at Serpentine where she leads the art and technology programme. [Appointed 2022]