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Our trustees

Our trustees

Our Board of Trustees is drawn from a range of backgrounds. Their experience and expertise helps to guide the Foundation’s mission and activities.

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Sir Nigel Carrington (Chair)

Nigel Carrington became Vice-Chancellor of University of the Arts London in 2008, following a career in law and business. From 1987 to 2000, he was an international lawyer with Baker & McKenzie and was the Managing Partner of the firm’s London office and Chair of its European region. From 2000 to 2007 he was Managing Director and Deputy Chair of McLaren Group, the automotive technologies group. He holds a law degree from St John’s College, Oxford, and studied History of Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art.

Martin Barden

Martin is the director of Culture Consultants Ltd, a boutique London-based consultancy which he founded in 2012. The business works with cultural institutions to develop loyalty and fundraising schemes, enhance systems and processes for revenue generation, and marketing and communications for customer acquisition, retention and relationship management. He previously held senior roles with Tate, the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, and Sadler’s Wells Theatre. Martin is a director of Henry Moore Foundation Enterprises.

Antonia Boström

Dr Antonia Boström gained her BA and PhD degrees from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, where her dissertation focused on the collecting and display of Florentine Mannerist sculpture. She began her museum career at the V&A in 1980, working in the National Art Library and in the Sculpture Department. In 1996 she moved to the United States where she worked in art museums for nearly 20 years. Her career there includes curatorial positions in the European Sculpture & Decorative Arts Department at the Detroit Institute of Arts (1996-2004); Senior Curator and Head of the Sculpture & Decorative Arts Department at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles (2004-13), and Director of Curatorial Affairs at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City (2013-16). In 2016 Antonia returned to the V&A as Keeper of Sculpture, Metalwork, Ceramics & Glass, and in May 2018 was promoted to Director of Collections. She has published widely on sculpture, and is editor of the three-volume Encyclopedia of Sculpture (2004).

Antonia is the V&A nominated trustee to the Gilbert Trust and to Museums Sheffield. Since February 2017, Antonia has acted as the V&A’s liaison for provenance research and restitution and is the National Museum Directors Council Spoliation Working Group representative for the V&A.

Len Dunne

Len is CEO of FME Ltd, the wholly owned subsidiary of the University of Cambridge responsible for the commercial rights for the University of Cambridge Museums and the university trademark programme. He sits on the Advisory Board of Special Olympics Great Britain, having previously served a full term as a Board Director and Vice-Chair. With Anheuser-Busch Inc and Hasbro Inc, Len managed brands in Europe and the US including Budweiser and Transformers. He was also Managing Director of Galleon PLC for six years, an AIM listed media company. A graduate of Trinity College Dublin, Len is also a Senior Member of Wolfson College, Cambridge. Len is a director of Henry Moore Foundation Enterprises.

William Edgerley

Bill Edgerley was responsible for all major UK property developments within the P&O group for 15 years. He is a Trustee of the Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust. Prior to joining P&O in 1985, Edgerley worked for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and a Civil Engineering Consultancy Practice. He is a former Trustee of the Frink School of Sculpture and the Cutty Sark, where as Chair of Cutty Sark Enterprises he was responsible for overseeing the £50m implementation of the conservation and interpretation programme. Bill is Chair of the HMF Finance & General Purposes Sub-Committee and is a director of Henry Moore Foundation Enterprises.

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Helen Featherstone

Helen is Director for England, North at The National Lottery Heritage Fund where she oversees the delivery of the Heritage Fund’s strategic priorities and investment across the North of England.

With a 25-year career in arts and heritage that has included Deputy Director at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, CEO of Sheffield Industrial Museums, Senior Manager for Engagement and Audiences at Arts Council England and several culture-focused roles in local government, she is a champion and advocate for access to heritage, arts and culture for all.

Helen has extensive experience of trustee positions including Chair of the National Family Arts Campaign, Chair of Ignite Imaginations, and most recently Chair of Greentop Circus in Sheffield. She was also a Private Sector Board member of West Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership where she worked with Mayor Tracy Brabin as Vice Chair to establish an Arts, Heritage and Sport Committee.

Helen has a MA in Cultural Policy and Management and a BA in History of Art and Design.

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Sarah Hemsley

Sarah is General Counsel, Director, Company Secretary and DPO at world-renowned retail and hospitality business, Selfridges. Sarah began her career as a lawyer at City law firm, Reed Smith LLP in London and moved to working as a lawyer in business twenty years ago. After many years supporting the various businesses of the Harrods group, she moved to Selfridges in 2013 and became General Counsel there.

Sarah’s role covers legal, data protection, director and company secretary responsibilities, risk management and advisory, ethical trade and sustainability. Sarah is actively involved in diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives at Selfridges and more widely; formerly a trustee of Women in Retail, an advisory board member for Transforming Women’s Leadership in Law and recognised by the ‘Women Who Will’ Report for 2023 (Next 100 Years Project), which is intended to honour women trailblazers in the law.

Jenni Lomax

Jenni Lomax is a curator and writer currently working on a number of curatorial and archive projects in London and Naples. From 1990 to 2017 she was the Director of Camden Arts Centre, London where she established an influential and forward-thinking programme of international exhibitions, artists, residencies and education projects, all of which have artists and their ideas at the core. She was awarded the Order of the Polar Star in 2017, Chevalier dans l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2007, and received an OBE for her services to the Visual Arts in 2009.

Before Camden Arts Centre, Jenni developed and headed up the Community Education and Public Programmes at Whitechapel  Gallery through the 1980s. Throughout her career she has been involved with a range of art schools across the UK as a visiting lecturer and external examiner. She continues to work in an advisory capacity with many arts, education and charitable organisations and has been a member of selection and judging panels for numerous awards and exhibitions including The Turner Prize, Arts Foundation Award, Jerwood Drawing Prize, the Nissan Art Prize, Freelands Artists Award and The John Moores Painting Prize. Jenni has a regular role as a leadership mentor for a number of arts professionals and is studio mentor for several artists. Currently she is a member of Tate Liverpool Advisory Council, Freelands Advisory Committee, Henry Moore Foundation Grants committee and Raven Row Trustees.

Courtney J. Martin

Courtney J. Martin became director of the Yale Center for British Art in 2019, a decade after earning a Ph.D. in art history from Yale University. A curator, art historian, and professor, Courtney began working with the New York-based Dia Art Foundation in 2015 and was appointed deputy director and chief curator in 2017. She previously taught at Brown University and at the Ford Foundation.

Hammad Nasar

Hammad Nasar is a curator, writer and strategic advisor based in London. He is co-curator of British Art Show 9 and Lead Curator at Herbert Art Gallery & Museum during Coventry’s City of Culture Programme, where he curated the Turner Prize 2021 exhibition. He is also Principal Research Fellow at UAL Decolonising Arts Institute and Senior Research Fellow at the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art. Earlier, he was the inaugural Executive Director of the Stuart Hall Foundation, London; Head of Research & Programmes at Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong; and co-founded the arts organisation, Green Cardamom, London.

Pam Raynor

Pam Raynor a has a background in finance with experience across several commercial sectors including retail, FMCG, financial services, and media, most recently as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial officer of Conde Nast Publications Ltd. Originally from Yorkshire, she studied mathematics at University College, London before qualifying as an accountant in the City, with Deloitte. She left Deloitte to join one of her client companies, Harrods as CFO, and has since held senior finance roles in several companies, including Diageo Plc, Legal & General Plc and the HMV Media Group. As well as her roles in finance, she has experience as COO for IT, legal affairs including contracts, copyright and trademarks, HR, and property, and has for many years acted as a trustee of a number of pension funds. Pam also played a major role in the setting up of the Conde Nast College of Fashion and Design, which offers both BA and MBA degrees as well as short courses. Pam is Chair of the HMF Investments Sub-Committee.

Lesley Sherratt

Lesley is a Director of Temple Bar Investment Trust and a Visiting Lecturer at King’s College, London. She previously ran the Global Portfolios Group at Flemings, managed specialist financial sector funds and was the Group’s Investment Director for its UK and European open ended fund ranges. She set up her own hedge fund in 1999. She writes and lectures in global business ethics. Current research interests include corporate citizenship, financial inclusion and responsible investment. She served as a Trustee and member of the Investment Committee at the Medical Research Foundation from 2018 to 2021. Her BA was in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from New College, Oxford, and she holds a PhD from King’s College, London.

Ella Snell

Ella is the Founder and Director of ArtSchool+, a new programme which connects emerging artists with the skills, network, knowledge and opportunities to have a positive impact. Previously at the British Library, Ella founded and headed a UK engagement programme – connecting over 1 million people annually with British Library collections by working in partnership with arts organisations and libraries across the UK. She has also worked for artists including Yinka Shonibare and Antony Gormley, is a Clore Leader and is finalising an MA in Philosophy, focusing on art.