Our Trustees and Advisors

Trustees

Nigel Pantling – Chair of Trustees

Nigel Pantling has been an independent strategic adviser to Chief Executives of public companies since 1997. Formerly he was a Director at Schroders and at Hambros Bank, where he was Head of Corporate Finance. Nigel started his working life as an army officer and subsequently joined the Home Office working on criminal policy issues and was private secretary to the Home Secretary. He has had extensive Board involvement in the not-for-profit sector, and is currently Chair of Trustees at Park Theatre in North London.

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Luke Miller

Fr Luke Miller became Archdeacon of London in 2016. After reading History in Cambridge he trained for the priesthood in Oxford. He was ordained in 1991, became vicar of St Mary’s Tottenham in 1995 and Archdeacon of Hampstead in 2010. Fr Luke has been Chair of Governors of a school in Tottenham, and on the Councils of Hailyebury and S Stephen’s House. He has been a Boys’ Brigade and Sea Cadet Chaplain and is London Area Chaplain for the Sea Cadets. Luke is married to Jacqui, and they have three sons. Fr Luke chairs a Faith-based disaster response panel for the Faith Forum for London.

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Anna Cornelius

Anna Cornelius invites audiences to enjoy creative projects, venues and artworks. She has worked in marketing and communications roles to engage the public with creative work across the UK. 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.

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Kathryn Martindale

Kathryn Martindale has 14 years of experience working as a 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; Financial Analyst for the Cultural Olympiad of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games; and Senior Accountant for Tate Galleries and Finance Director for the Southbank Centre. She is currently Director of Finance and Resources for The Place, the UK's premiere centre for Contemporary Dance uniting dance training, creation and performance.

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Rev’d David Armstrong

Fr David is priest-in-charge of St Botolph-without-Bishopsgate, the latest in a line of radical and forward-thinking incumbents. His 19th century predecessor, Rev’d William Rogers, founded the Bishopsgate Institute; hence the historical connection. David has ministered in parish ministry and chaplaincy. Before being ordained, he worked in commercial communications. Following senior positions in the comms industry, David co-founded and directed a Westminster-based PR and lobbying firm and continues to provide insights as a pro-bono consultant. David’s passions are social justice and inclusion, and he works to make St Botolph’s a place of sanctuary for all in the City.

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Jonathan Clatworthy

Jonathan Clatworthy is Director at Smith and Williamson, an experienced Investment Manager with over 15 years in the financial services industry, offering expert investment counsel and asset management to families, companies, trusts and charities. Jonathan is a highly experienced finance professional with a Master's degree in International Banking and Finance from University of Durham, a Chartered Wealth Manager and Chartered Fellow of Securities and Investment Institute.

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Liz Gibbons

Liz Gibbons is Head of News for the BBC’s World News TV channel. She was editor of the Victoria Derbyshire programme on BBC2 when it was BAFTA nominated in 2020. She was previously Deputy Editor of Newsnight and Editor of Newsnight Review and The Review Show, and is a Royal Television Society award-winning producer.

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Tom Healy

Tom Healy is Professor Emeritus of Renaissance Studies at the University of Sussex, where he was Head of the School of English. He worked for over 20 years at Birkbeck College in London, and prior to that at the University of Dundee. His scholarly work is mostly on 16th and 17th century literature. He has worked with Shakespeare’s Globe and with Westminster Council in developing opportunities to explore the humanities, and founded Birkbeck’s popular Arts Week. He has appeared frequently on Radio 4’s In Our Time. His way to destress is to cook, and he enjoys walking and the joys of serendipity.

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Abdullahi Mohammed

Abdullahi Mohammed is Legal Counsel at Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank. He was previously an Associate at Reed Smith and White & Case in Paris, working to finance energy and infrastructure projects around the world. Abdullahi trained at Simmons & Simmons in London. He has an MA in Oriental Studies from Oxford University and an LLM from BPP. Abdullahi has a strong interest in diversity and widening access and has been a Board Trustee at Stemettes (a social enterprise helping young women pursue STEM careers) since 2014. He is an avid theatregoer and a regular visitor of museums and galleries.

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Su Moore

Su Moore has worked across a variety of industries, including the arts, heritage, media and sport. She was most recently the founding Director of the British Ski and Snowboard National Foundation, a charity which supports young, talented snowsport athletes. She has worked in leading cultural organisations, including the Tate and the National Maritime Museum, as well as being Director of the Edinburgh International Television Festival, and working as part of the culture team at London 2012. She also sits on the Board of the National Paralympic Heritage Trust.

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Louise Richards

Louise Richards is a fundraiser, communicator and consultant, with over 20 years’ experience in the charity sector, including roles at King’s College London, Global Witness, and Shelter. She is currently responsible for shaping and delivering the philanthropy strategy at Macmillan Cancer Support. This experience, coupled with skills developed as a qualified coach, has enabled Louise to work with fundraising teams to set up and grow their programmes, securing six and seven figure philanthropic gifts.

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Maxwell Shand

Maxwell is a Founding Director of YardNine; a Real Estate Development company based in Central London. Throughout his career Maxwell has focused on complex urban development projects seeking to challenge the norm to deliver exceptional real estate. Maxwell has completed numerous developments in Central London. Highlights include Eighty Fenchurch Street, EC3, the London Fruit & Wool Exchange in Spitalfields and two developments on Regent Street, W1 with The Crown Estate. As part of all projects that he undertakes Maxwell is particularly interested in optimising sustainability both through construction and during the ‘in-use’ phase of real estate; the use of technology within buildings and the importance of health and wellbeing and how it can be maximised through good design and programming of the built environment.

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Megan Putt

Megan Putt is a qualified Chartered Surveyor with over nine years of client-side experience in Commercial Property. She currently leads the asset management of University College London’s extensive property portfolio, undertaking acquisitions, disposals, lease renewals and rent reviews to support the wider Estates Strategy. Prior to this, Megan held roles in the Sainsbury’s property team, with a focus on acquisitions, disposals and transaction management. Outside of work, Megan is a co-opted School Governor at Pembury House Nursery School and Children’s Centre in Tottenham and a Non-Executive Board Member for the RICS London region. She has a passion for food and exercise, in that order.

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Our advisors

Ruth Lesirge

Ruth Lesirge is an independent consultant specialising in governance leadership, strategy and board effectiveness. She is a Senior Visiting Fellow at Cass Business School and has served as the Head of the governance consultancy practice for the Centre for Charity Effectiveness. Previous appointments include Chief Executive for a policy and research foundation and an elder care charity. Ruth played a lead role in the UK 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, and is a regular contributor to Third Sector, as well as being co-author of several NCVO publications.

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Hannah Roberts

Hannah Roberts is a 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 successful anticipation of socio-cultural trends. As such, she constantly lives in the future, enabling brands to optimise planning, accelerate revenue and ideate accurately for consumers 3-5 years from now. Roberts’s work has pioneered inventive approaches to marketing, and provided tactical step-change opportunities for some of the world’s leading brands. Since 2000, her expertise has been highly influential in the FMCG industries. An accomplished presenter, Roberts shares her expertise globally as a speaker and actively supports young executives.

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