Our Board of Trustees is drawn from a range of backgrounds. Their experience and expertise helps to guide the Foundation’s mission and activities.
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.
Charles Asprey is a collector, freelance curator and publisher. Charles is a Trustee of the Michael Clark Company, Studio Voltaire and has been member of the Henry Moore Grants Committee since 2011. He has co-designed and financed a purpose-built 12-sided building on the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens in London, which houses the Cabinet Gallery. Charles is chair of the HMF Grants Sub-Committee.
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.
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.
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.
Antony Griffiths was educated at Christ Church, Oxford and the Courtauld Institute, University of London. Previously Keeper of the Print Collection at British Museum, Antony is a fellow of British Academy. He has written many books, exhibitions catalogues and articles on aspects of printmaking. Antony is currently Chair of Print Quarterly Publications and of the Walpole Society. He is a member of the HMF Collections Committee and Review Panel.
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, Martin 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 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 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 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 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.
Peter Wienand MVO
Peter is Head of the IP & Commercial Team at Farrer & Co. Peter has over 20 years of experience of advising on publishing matters, information law, IT and brand licensing and brand protection. Among his clients are leading national cultural institutions, media corporations, publishers, celebrities, universities and research institutes. He has been Deputy Chair of the Advisory Panel on Public Sector Information, which advised Ministers on opening up opportunities for greater re-use of Government information. He also represents the firm in its membership of the Professional Publishers’ Association, is a member of the Society for Computers & Law, and is a co-founder and former chair of the Museums Copyright Group. Peter was made a Member of the Royal Victorian Order in the Queen’s birthday Honours List in June 2015.