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Seeking a new Chair to lead our Board of Trustees

A huge abstract sculpture of a reclining figure, made in bronze. It has a large void in the centre of its torso. It is sited in a grassy field, with sheep in the distance behind.

We are seeking to appoint a new Chair to succeed Sir Nigel Carrington in late 2024.

From its inception, the Henry Moore Foundation has been dedicated to enriching the field of visual art. As a leading organisation in the world of artist foundations, we occupy a unique position to make significant contributions to sculpture both nationally and internationally.

The overall objective of this post is to provide leadership, governance and strategic direction to the Trustees of the Foundation. We hope our new Chair will help us ensure that the visionary objectives that Henry Moore established are met with creativity and impact, and that together, we can move the Foundation into its next exciting chapter.

A vintage colour photo portrait of sculptor Henry Moore in his studio. He is seated next to a large, white polystyrene sculpture and is wearing a blue apron over a shirt and tie.
Henry Moore working on the polystyrene and plaster enlargement for 'Knife Edge Two Piece' 1962-65 (LH 516), Plastic Studio, Perry Green c.1962. Photo: John Hedgecoe.

About this role

The Henry Moore Foundation was established to encourage the wider appreciation of sculpture, and in particular the work of Henry Moore, one of the world’s most renowned sculptors.

The Foundation aims to engage, inspire and inform people of all ages and backgrounds; whether they have an interest in the arts, are studying sculpture as an academic discipline, or enjoying a day out.

We continue to extend our reach to worldwide audiences through our international touring programmes, our Grants programme and our growing online presence.

The Board of the Henry Moore Foundation are now seeking candidates for the Chair role, which plays a pivotal role in guiding our strategic direction and fostering effective governance.

Working closely with our Director and Executive team, you will lead our Board of Trustees in safeguarding Moore’s legacy and advancing our mission to make sculpture accessible to all.

We are seeking an exceptional leader with a passion for the arts and a track record of success of working on high performing not for profit boards. As a critical friend to our Director, you will provide both support and challenge, bringing strategic vision, commercial acumen, and a commitment to the cultural sector.

Alongside a dedicated board and team, the chair will be instrumental in shaping the future of the Henry Moore Foundation.

We are looking for a strategic thinker, a practiced non-executive, and a dedicated advocate for the arts, committed to our mission to enrich lives through art and culture, and ensure that Henry Moore’s legacy continues to inspire and resonate with audiences around the world.

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How to apply

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to the Henry Moore Foundation on this appointment.

For further information about the role and to apply, please visit:
Job Reference: BNVPA

Alternatively you can phone Saxton Bampfylde during office hours: +44 (0)20 7227 0880

Deadline to apply: Friday 10 May 2024, 10:00

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