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The Board of Trustees has ultimate responsibility for directing the affairs of the Institute, ensuring it is solvent, well-run and fulfils its charitable objects.

The current board is made up of the following people:

Trustees

Advisors

Trustees


  Jo Bradshaw has been working in Learning in cultural and heritage institutions for the last ten years. She is currently Visitor Learning Manager at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, having previously undertaken roles at Tate, the National Portrait Gallery, National Maritime Museum, The School of Life, and the British Academy, amongst others. Jo's academic background includes a Master's in Museum and Gallery Education from the Institute of Education, and a Ba in History of Art and Philosophy from UCL. These experiences have led to a passion for excellence in cultural provision, a commitment to equitable access for all and a deep understanding of the benefits of life-long learning. 


  Jonathan Clatworthy is Director of Investment Management at Arbuthnot Latham Private Bank, and is a Chartered Fellow of the Securities and Investment Institute, and a Chartered Investment Manager. He has an M.Sc. in International Banking and Finance from Durham University. He has 12 years’ experience working in investment management, including working with multiple national and international charities advising and managing their investment portfolios. Jonathan has a strong interest in education and has been Trustee of Southfields Academy in Wandsworth since 2015. He is also a supporter of the arts being a member of the Royal Opera House, and regular visitor of both the Ballet and the Theatre.
  Anna Cornelius invites audiences to enjoy creative projects, venues and artworks. She has worked in marketing and communications roles to engage the public with galleries, museums, cinema and artist commissions across the UK. Currently Anna is part of the UCL Culture team, working across the university's collections, museums and theatres including UCL Art Museum, the Grant Museum of Zoology and the Bloomsbury Theatre. Anna has previously held roles with the National Galleries of Scotland, Tate and Artichoke Trust, which produces the Lumiere festivals in London and Durham. She is a member of the Museums Association's Transformers network and joined Arts Catalyst's Advisory Group in 2017.
  Liz Gibbons is a Commissioning Editor for BBC Global News, commissioning current affairs documentary and feature content for BBC World News and bbc.com. She is a former Deputy Editor of Newsnight and Editor of Newsnight Review and The Review Show, and a Royal Television Society award-winning producer.


 

Kathryn Martindale has 12 years of experience working as an Chartered Management Accountant in a wide variety of roles within the Arts and Media Sector. These roles include Operations Management for Arts Council England-funded programme Creative Partnerships; Management Accountancy for Somethin' Else, a highly acclaimed production company making radio, TV, digital and branded content; Financial Analyst for the Cultural Olympiad of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games; and Senior Accountant for Tate Galleries. She is currently Head of Finance Business Partnering for the Southbank Centre, and from January 2017 will be Finance Director for the Southbank Centre.

 

Fr Luke Miller became Archdeacon of London, with responsibility for the Cities of London and Westminster in January 2016. After reading History in Cambridge he came to London for a year as Pastoral Assistant at St James in Paddington before training for the priesthood in Oxford where he completed a degree in Theology.
He was ordained in 1991 and served curacies in Watford and Tottenham. He became vicar of St Mary’s Tottenham in 1995 and Archdeacon of Hampstead in 2010. Fr Luke has an interest in education, having been Chair of Governors of a large primary school in Tottenham, and on the Councils of Hailyebury and S Stephen’s House (where he chairs the Finance and General Purposes Committee). He has been a Boys’ Brigade and Sea Cadet Chaplain and is currently London Area Chaplain for the Sea Cadets. A member of the Faith Forum for London, he chairs the panel which co-ordinates Faith-based response in the face of major incidents and disasters.
He is married to Jacqui and they have three teenaged sons. Fr Luke is a recreational watercolourist, and recently spent a sabbatical studying Fr George Congreve, an Anglican monk who was a member of the famous literary and military family.


Dr Aoife Monks is a Reader in Drama and Theatre Studies in the School of English and Drama, Queen Mary University of London.  She is Director of Public Engagement for the Department of Drama, Consulting Editor for Contemporary Theatre Review Journal (Routledge) and the co-convenor of the Feminist Research Working Group for the International Federation of Theatre Research.  She is the author of two books on costume and acting. Formerly she held a Senior Lectureship at Birkbeck University of London, where she convened the MA Text and Performance (with RADA) and convened the Birkbeck Centre for Contemporary Theatre.






Advisors
  Ruth Lesirge is an independent consultant specialising in governance leadership, strategy and board effectiveness.  Her consultancy Ruth Lesirge Partnership Ltd also offers coaching for chief executives and chairs. She is a Senior Visiting Fellow at Cass Business School and has served as the Head of the governance consultancy practice for the Cass Centre for Charity Effectiveness. Her previous appointments include chief executive posts of a policy and research (mental health) foundation and of a residential elder-care charity. With a earlier career in education, she played a lead role in the UK national adult literacy campaign and was Principal of a local authority adult education service. She is a trustee of the London Film school, has served as Vice Chair of ACEVO, is a regular contributor on matters of governance to Third Sector and other magazines, as well as being co-author of several NCVO publications including Tools for Tomorrow, Getting Ready for Enterprise and Recruiting Trustees.

Hannah Roberts is dynamic Head of Marketing and innovation expert who has successfully crafted and lead global brand strategies using her leading-edge technique of Trend Forecasting, Data Science and advanced understanding of signals that successfully anticipate socio-cultural trends. As such, she constantly lives in the future enabling brands to optimize their planning, accelerate revenue and ideate accurately for consumers 3-5 years from now.
Studying the links between art, fashion, music, design, food, beauty and consumer culture, Roberts’s work has pioneered inventive approaches to marketing as a profession, providing tactical step-change opportunities for some of the worlds leading brands. Since 2000, her expertise has been highly influential in the FMCG industries, introducing new models of co-creation and cross functional team building.
An accomplished presenter, Roberts shares her expertise globally as a featured speaker and actively supports young executives, mentoring, engaging and supporting entrepreneurial spirit.

Tom Sleigh is a City of London Common Councilman, representing the Bishopsgate Ward. He works on Bishopsgate, as UK Country Manager for a FinTech start-up, and has fifteen years in business including five years at Lloyds Banking Group and as a Chief Advisor to the COO of the BBC. Educated at Cambridge and Harvard, Tom specialised academically in Politics and Foreign policy.


Blake Klein serves as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Verno Capital, which is an independent investment management group dedicated to the capital markets of Russia and the Former Soviet Union. Blake has worked in asset management and law since 2004 where his work has heavily focused on Emerging and Frontier Markets. Outside of his day job, he is involved in the London fringe and amateur theatre community.
Blake Klein serves as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Verno Capital, which is an independent investment management group dedicated to the capital markets of Russia and the Former Soviet Union. Blake has worked in asset management and law since 2004 where his work has heavily focused on Emerging and Frontier Markets. Outside of his day job, he is involved in the London fringe and amateur theatre community.