Art UK has a number of steering and advisory panels to help guide its direction and build on partnerships with collections.

Philanthropy Board

Thomas Davies (Chair) CEO, Machroes Holdings and active investor

Aki Abiola Executive Director, Morgan Stanley

Alexander Bell Co-Chairman, Old Masters, Worldwide, Sotheby's

Paul Foote Partner, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Filippo Guerrini-Maraldi Chairman – Private Wealth, R K Harrison

Andrew Jones Writer and collector

Alison MacPhee Arts fundraiser, Scotland

Simon Oldfield President, Simon Oldfield Art Advisory & Art Business Consultancy

Robert Read Head of Art and Private Clients, Hiscox

Gary Weiss Managing Director, JP Morgan


Advisors and Steering Panel

The Art UK Advisory Board and Steering Panels comprise representatives from national and regional museums, the BBC and other organisations.


Art UK Advisory Board

Karen Brookfield Consultant in Cultural Strategy & Critical Thinking, formerly Deputy Director (Strategy), National Lottery Heritage Fund

Alison Cole Editor of The Art Newspaper

Caroline Collier Consultant and coach; former Director of Partnerships and Programmes, Tate

Simon Groom Director of Modern & Contemporary Art, National Galleries Scotland

Patrick Holland Director of Factual, Arts and Classical Music, BBC

Avril Martindale Intellectual Property Rights Partner, Freshfields

Sarah Phillips Head of History of Art, Godalming Sixth Form College

Dr Mia Ridge Digital Curator, The British Library; former Chair of the Museums Computer Group

Graham Southern Founder of Southern and Partners, an independent artist management consultancy

Iain Watson OBE Director, Tyne and Wear Museums and Galleries


Art UK Steering Panel

Waqas Ahmed Artistic Director, Khalili Collections

Rohan Almond Team Manager, National Trust for Scotland

Lili Bartholomew Museum Registrar, The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery and Museum

Aruna Bhaugeerutty Manager of Digital Collections, Ashmolean Museum

Tom Bilson Head of Digital Media, The Courtauld Institute of Art

Katherine Biggs Senior Digital Manager, National Portrait Gallery, London

Lawrence Chiles Head of Digital Services, National Gallery

Graham Davies Digital Programmes Manager, National Museum Wales

Susan Doyon Executive Producer, Tate

Christopher Ganley Digital Content Manager, National Galleries Scotland

Kevin Gosling Chief Executive, Collections Trust

Tate Greenhalgh Senior National Consultant for Interpretation, National Trust

Michael Hardy Digital Engagement Curator, Barsley Museums

Rebecca Hill Exhibitions and Collections Coordinator, Gallery Oldham

Susanna Hillhouse Collections Manager, National Trust for Scotland

Samantha Howard Curator of Arts, The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

Samantha Johns Collections Development Manager, Norfolk Museums Service

Kerry Jones Development Manager for Arts and Public Engagement, Keele University

Anra Kennedy Content and Partnership Director, Culture24

Alison Lane Collections Information Manager, National Trust

Chiara Ludolini Digital Manager, Manchester City Galleries

Gemma MacLagan Ram Director of Research and Commercial Development, National Archives

Lauren Marshall Hall Manager and Audience Development Officer, Merchant Adventurers’ Hall, York

Kim Mawhinney Head of Art, National Museums Northern Ireland

Fiona McCrory Collections Digital Co-ordinator, National Museums Northern Ireland

Jean Milton Director of Heritage, Port Sunlight Village Trust

Eithne Ní Chonghaile Head of Communications, Museums Galleries Scotland

Judith Nichol Knowledge Partnerships Manager, BBC

Lisa Ollerhead Chief Executive, AIM

Gabriella de la Rosa Lead Editor, Curatorial Content Online, National Trust Collections

David Scott Digital Manager, Burrell Renaissance Project

Linda Spurdle Digital Development Manager, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

John Stack Head of Digital, Science Museum

Fabia Stocken Bloomberg Corporate Philanthropy

Christopher Tinker Publisher (Curatorial Content), National Trust Collections

Theodore Wilkins IT and Digital Engagement Manager, York Museums Trust

Madeline Betts Documentation Manager, Government Art Collection

Learning and Engagement Steering Panel

Nermin Abdulla Learning Programme Manager, Paul Mellon Centre

Rose Aidin Chief Executive, Art History Link-Up

Alison Cole Editor of The Art Newspaper, Originator of the Superpower of Looking initiative

Dr Karen Hosack Janes (Oxon) PGCE Affiliate Lecturer in Education at Oxford Brookes University

Penny Huntsman Teacher, author, consultant, lecturer

Emilia McKenzie Digital Manager, Learning, Science Museum

Anne-Louise Quinton Freelance Art Education Consultant (Secondary specialism in Art and Design)

Josepha Sanna Project Manager, ARTiculation


Youth Panel

The Art UK Youth Panel is made up of members of the work experience programme Alumni Network. The Youth Panel kindly dedicate their time to collaborating with Art UK staff, working together to share ideas and opinions.