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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
Tamsin Dillon is a curator. She is committed to an innovative and challenging practice; developing opportunities for artists to create new work for diverse audiences to experience art both within and beyond the confines of the museum and gallery. Her current roles include: Associate Curator for 1418NOW, the UK-wide cultural programme marking 100 years since WW1; and Curator for the London Kings Cross Partnership to commission new works for a range of sites across the Kings Cross area.

In 2014, Tamsin was Interim Head of Exhibitions at Tate Liverpool; and she also worked for 1418NOW to commission a series of new works across the UK under the umbrella title LIGHTS OUT, marking 100 years since the moment Britain joined WW1 on August 4 1914.

From 2002 until April 2014 Tamsin was Director of Art on the Underground, a contemporary art programme that has made a major contribution to the reputation of Transport for London by working with leading international and emerging artists to commission contemporary art for the millions of people that use London Underground. She developed Art on the Underground through a series of project strands that enabled its growth across the Tube network in London, including permanent and temporary artworks as well as participatory projects to engage stakeholders, partners and a wide range of publics. Public events, publications as well as on-line and digital platforms ensure that the programme reaches audiences globally.

Tamsin was the Curator at Chisenhale Gallery, London from 2000 to 2002 and, prior to that, realised projects in a range of institutions including Whitechapel Gallery, London; Capp Street Project, San Francisco; and other contexts including a hospital in Chelsea, London and Norbury Country Park in Surrey, UK.

She is a regular contributor to conferences and seminars and teaches and lectures at a range of cultural and educational institutions nationally and internationally.

She is a founding member of the Board of Trustees for Turner Contemporary Gallery in Margate, UK; a member of the Commissioning Group for the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square, London and a member of the new Arts on the Waterways Advisory Group for the Canal and River Trust in the UK.

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

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. Sarah is a trustee of the Rochester Bridge Trust and Deputy Cabinet Member of Community Services.
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 Manager Danielle Sharma

Development Assistant 
Elena Calin

Operations Manager
Libby Kinkead

Visitor Experience Managers
 Jessica Limbrick / Robin Hatcher / 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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