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Turner Contemporary
  • Turner Contemporary staff

    Turner Contemporary staff

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  • Turner Contemporary staff

    Turner Contemporary staff

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  • Director Victoria Pomery OBE

    Director Victoria Pomery OBE

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  • Chair John Kampfner

    Chair John Kampfner

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  • Turner Contemporary staff

    Turner Contemporary staff

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Trustees and staff

Turner Contemporary's Board of Trustees governs all aspects of the organisation.

Victoria Pomery OBE is Director of Turner Contemporary. 


John Kampfner (Chair)
Author, broadcaster and commentator
'I am delighted to be joined by a remarkable team of trustees, which includes exceptional local and national figures. Each brings with them specific skills that will provide strong and professional oversight for the organisation.'

John Kampfner is Director of the Creative Industries Federation.
The new membership organisation, which began its work in March 2014, will be the independent voice for the creative industries in the UK.

He is also Chair of the board of Turner Contemporary, one of the UK's most successful cultural institutions. The opening of the gallery in Margate in April 2011 received plaudits around the world, and within two years it received one million visitors.

In August 2012 he became a member of the Council of King's College, London. He is an author, broadcaster and commentator, specialising in UK politics, international affairs, media and human rights issues.

John's new book, The Rich, will be published by Little Brown in October 2014.
From 2012 to the start of 2014 he was adviser to Google on freedom of expression. Prior to that he was from 2008 until 2012 he was Chief Executive of Index on Censorship, one of the world's leading free expression organisations. In late 2009 Index launched a successful campaign to change UK libel laws.

He began his career as a foreign correspondent with the Daily Telegraph, first in East Berlin where he reported on the fall of the Wall and the unification of Germany, and then in Moscow at the time of the collapse of Soviet Communism. He went on to become Chief Political Correspondent at the FT and political commentator for the BBC's Today programme.

As Editor of the New Statesman from 2005-2008, he took the magazine to 30 year circulation highs. He was the British Society of Magazine Editors Current Affairs Editor of the Year in 2006.
He is the author of a number of books. His most recent book, Freedom For Sale, was launched in the UK in September 2009 and in the US in March 2010, and was published in Italian, Spanish and Russian. His previous books include the critically acclaimed and best selling Blair's Wars, an account of the former prime minister's militaristic hubris.

John has presented several documentaries for BBC television and radio. In 2002 he won the Foreign Press Association award for Film of the Year and Journalist of the Year for his two-parter on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, called 'The Ugly War'. His film 'War Spin', exposing the propaganda behind the rescue of Jessica Lynch, received considerable publicity in the US and UK.

John is a regular pundit for all channels on politics and foreign affairs. 

Clive Stevens (Deputy Chair)
Managing Partner Reeves and Neylan Chartered Accountants
Clive qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1980 and in 1989 became a partner in Reeves+Neylan, the largest accountancy practice in Kent. He was promoted to Managing Partner of the firm in 1995 at the age of 39 with the responsibility for managing the firm's growth and strategic direction.

Clive is also a founding director of the Association of Profit Advisers Ltd, a company established in 1997 to develop and promote profit-enhancing consultancy systems to the accounting profession, as well as Chairman of Kreston International, a worldwide association of independent accounting and business advisory firms.

Tamsin Dillon
Head, Art on the Underground
Tamsin is Head of Art on the Underground, the art programme for London Underground. Over a number of years she has commissioned and presented contemporary art exhibitions, projects and publications across a range of contexts. She has been at Art on the Underground since 2003, developing its significant reputation for the opportunities it provides for artists to make new work and for millions of Tube travellers to encounter art. Tamsin is a London Regional Arts Council member, and also is on the Fourth Plinth Commissioning Group.

Francis Fitzgibbon QC
Francis Fitzgibbon is a criminal lawyer and Immigration Judge.

Laura Ford
Laura studied at Bath Academy of Art (1978-82) and at Chelsea School of Art (1982-83). Soft fabrics, materials and found objects usually make up Ford's work, creating figures from the imagination or fantasy. They have an uncanny feel about them as if they are somehow plunged into a world of nightmare or adult struggle. She was included in the British Art Show 5, 2000, and represented Wales in the 51st Venice Biennale in 2005. Solo shows include Camden Arts Centre; Arnolfini, Bristol, the Royal Scottish Academy and Turner Contemporary, touring to the Economist Plaza in 2007. Her work is represented in many public collections including the Government Art Collection and Tate.

Sarah Hohler 
Member for Malling North, Kent County Council
Sarah has always been based in Kent and has been a Kent County Councillor for over 25 years. She was Deputy Leader under Lord Bruce-Lockhart and has had several cabinet portfolios including Strategic Planning and Education. In 2001 she was given responsibility for fundraising for Turner Contemporary as part of her cabinet job. At the same time she was on the Board of the Arts Council and the South East Development Agency, both organisations that have supported Turner Contemporary financially.

Sarah read PPE at Oxford, taught in Ghana, worked in publishing in England and Hong Kong, started and ran a nursery school in New York, worked as fund raiser for a major art exhibition there and was a school librarian.  In Brussels she worked for the British Council.

Anji Hunter
Senior Adviser, Eldmen 
Edelman is the world’s largest public relations firm. Prior to her current role Anji was Director of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering at the Royal Academy of Engineering, where she worked closely with Sir Nicholas Serota and others in helping to change the perceptions of engineering, not least in relation to art. She was Group Head of Government and Social Affairs at Anglo American plc, responsible for overseeing the relations with the communities and governments where the company operates.

She worked for Prime Minister Tony Blair MP from 1987 to 2002, in opposition and government, becoming Head of Government Relations in Downing St (1997), where she was the key liaison with the Cabinet, Civil Service, the Labour Party, Opposition Leaders, other Governments, and key media, business, arts and NGO figures.
In 2002, Anji moved to the private sector as Group Director of Communications at BP. She was responsible for advertising, internal communications and liaison with opinion formers, media and investors.

Roly Keating
Chief Executive, British Library
Roly Keating took up the post of Chief Executive at the British Library in September 2012. Before joining the British Library Roly worked at the BBC, most recently as the Director of Archive Content with editorial leadership for the BBC’s online services, including BBC iPlayer.  He was also responsible for the development and implementation of the BBC’s strategy to increase digital access to its archives.  Roly’s former positions at the BBC include Controller of BBC Two and BBC Four. Roly Keating is also a member of the Barbican Centre Board.

Evelyn Stern
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Evelyn grew up there and in Bogotá, Colombia, before finishing her Abitur in Germany. With a scholarship from the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes, she completed her Bachelor of Arts, Hons, Summa Cum Laude at New York University in Comparative Literature. She was later granted a Master of Arts from Cologne University and a Ph.D. from King's College London.

She was DAAD lecturer for German language and literature at the University of Florence. From 1984 to 1996 she was a director of the publishing house Franco Maria Ricci Editore and executive editor of its international arts magazine, FMR. Evelyn now works with David Chipperfield Architects and is a director of David Chipperfield Studio.

Neil Webster
Sales Director, The KM Group
Neil is SalesDirector of The KM Group, an independent, family-owned media company serving the people and local communities of Kent and Medway.

Jonathan Wilmot
Chief Global Strategist, Investment Banking, Credit Suisse
Jonathan Wilmot is Chief Global Strategist at Credit Suisse, where he advises the bank and their clients on trends in the world economy and financial markets.

Sara Woodward
Independent Consultant in Education
Sara has a successful track record in leadership and management roles in local government, schools/colleges and the voluntary sector. This has involved her working at central government and county executive level, with politicians/members, senior officers, Head teachers, agencies, businesses and employers in a policy and multi-agency capacity.


Director Victoria Pomery OBE

Administrative Co-ordinator
Medina Hams

Administrative Assistant Andy Forrest

Head of Exhibitions
Sarah Martin

Programme Curator Fiona Parry 

Gallery Technical Manager Andrew Shedden

Programme Co-ordinator Clare Warren

Head of Learning and Visitor Experience
 Karen Eslea

Schools Officer
 (on maternity leave) Beatrice Prosser-Snelling

Learning Officer
Catherine Nicholson

Learning Intern Lydia Laitung 

Shauna Aine O’Brien / Nova Auty / Zoe Bates / Joan Hobson / Stacy Keeler / Nova Marshall / Lucy Pettet / Mandy Quy-Verlander / Sue Rumsey / Fiona Taylor / Jan Wheatley

Marketing Manager
Bryony Bishop

Press Manager
Monique Kent

Communications Assistant
Poppy Andrews

Head of Development
Sarah Hues

Development Assistant 
Elena Calin

Operations Manager
Libby Kinkead

Visitor Experience Managers
 Jessica Limbrick / Robin Hatcher / Caroline Dobson (maternity cover) / Amit Nachumi-Burrows (on maternity leave)

Visitor Services Assistants
Karen Richards / Helen Smallwood / Emma Carter

Estates and Facilties Manager
Scott Miller

Head of Enterprise and Resources Samantha Lloyd

Events and Sales Manager
Jennifer Groves

Retail Manager 
Amy Allen

Retail Buyer Caroline Rhind

Retail Assistant Binita Bantawa 
Finance Manager Wendy Bower

Finance Assistants 
Helen Pritchard / Valerie Williams

Gallery Assistants
Raliat Adigun / Steven Alan / Nova Auty / Gina Bailey-Stocken / Darren Barker / Dominic Channing / Bethany Chater / Christopher Cordwell / Lucy Crispin / Jacqueline Elson / Andrew Forrest / Eoin Furrbank / Elizabeth Gove / Kellie Hogben / Ann Hubbard / Deborah Jackson / Pam Jackson / Penny Jackson / Richard Jermy / Stacy Keeler / Liz Maginn / Joanna Murray / Mandy Quy-Verlander / Elizabeth Rose / Sue Rumsey / Adrienne Simons 

Facilities Team
Andrew Blunt / Martin Charlton / Julian Good

Security Team
Phil Coker / Gary Johnson / Lee McEvoy


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