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  • 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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  • Turner Contemporary staff

    Turner Contemporary staff

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  • Turner Contemporary staff

    Turner Contemporary staff

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About > Trustees and staff

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

Victoria Pomery OBE is Director of Turner Contemporary. 


Clive Stevens (Chair)
Executive Chairman of Kreston Reeves Chartered Accountants
Clive qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1980 and in 1989 became a partner in his firm, which is the largest accountancy practice in Kent. He was promoted to Managing Partner of the firm in 1995 and became Executive Chairman in 2014. He sits as a Board member of Kreston International, a worldwide network of independent accounting and business advisory firms.
Clive is also a board director at Locate in Kent, the county’s inward investment organisation and a member of the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.
Tamsin Dillon
Tamsin Dillon is a curator. 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.

Tamsin is the former Head of Art on the Underground, the art programme for London Underground. Whilst at Art on the Underground, 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.

Sarah Hohler
Member for Malling North, Kent County Council
Sarah Hohler is the sole Cabinet Member for Children, Families and Education at Kent County Council. She is a member of the Arts Council South East, the Royal Horticultural Society, the Conservative Party and the Turner Art Development Trust. 

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.

Piers Sanders
Digital strategist, Lloyds Banking Group
Piers Sanders is a Director for the commercial company Turner Contemporary Enterprises Ltd. Piers Sanders is a digital strategist who leads a team at Lloyds Banking Group looking at how the digital revolution will shape financial services for customers. His background is in consulting on major business transformation, prior to which he served in the British Army. 
He holds an MBA from Cambridge Judge Business School focused on management within the arts and culture sector and has a key interest in helping the sector grow and continue to be sustainable.

Sara Woodward
Sara is the Associate Principal at East Kent College. 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.

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 Sales Director 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 a Managing Director of Credit Suisse, based in London. He joined the firm in 1985 and is currently Head of Macro Investments in the Systematic Allocation Strategies group within Asset Management.

He holds a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University.

Laura Wright
CEO of Tate Enterprises
Laura Wright has been CEO of Tate Enterprises, the revenue generating company of the Tate galleries, for the last 6 years. Her remit covers publishing, retailing, product development, licensing, picture library and filming, and generates around £18m per annum with all profits being returned to Tate. 

Prior to Tate, Laura worked on the commercial side of other arts organisations in London, including the National Portrait Gallery and the Institute of Contemporary Arts. She holds a degree in Film and Literature from Warwick University.



Director Victoria Pomery OBE

Administrative Co-ordinator Maud Whatley 

Administrative Co-ordinator
Medina Ward (on maternity leave)

Head of Exhibitions
Sarah Martin

Programme Curator Fiona Parry 

Research Curator Trish Scott

Gallery Technical Manager Andrew Shedden

Programme Co-ordinator Clare Warren

Marketing Manager
Moya Stirrup

Head of Development Clare Millett

Development Manager Danielle Sharma

Head of Learning and Visitor Experience
 Karen Eslea

Learning Officer
 Molly Molloy  

Schools Officer Jennifer Scott

Art Inspiring Change Co-ordinator Nikki Hildesley

Art Inspiring Change Exhibition Co-ordinatorKaren Pamplin Browne

Learning Assistant  
Viliina Koivisto

Nova Auty / Elizabeth Gove / Bob Henderson / Joan Hobson / Nova Marshall / Lucy Pettet / Mandy Quy-Verlander / Sue Rumsey / Fiona Taylor / Jan Wheatley

Operations Co-ordinators Amit Burrows / Andrew Shedden

Visitor Experience Managers
 Amit Burrows / Ros Fraser / Lizzie Gove / Claire Newton / Rosalind Russell

Visitor Services Assistants 
Emma Carter / Karen Richards / Helen Smallwood / Joanne Ursell

Gallery Assistants
Raliat Adigun / Steven Alan / Nova Auty / Gina Bailey-Stocken / Darren Barker / Amelia Battersfield / Clarissa Beveridge / Dominic Channing / Chantelle Cohen / Lucy Crispin / Melanie Davidson / Madeleine Docherty / Jacqueline Elson / Kay Etemadi / Julian Good / Elizabeth Gove / Bob Henderson / Ann Hubbard / Deborah Jackson / Penny Jackson / Liz Maginn / Joanna Murray / Aniko Pall / Millie Pearce / Kirsty Peterkin / Mandy Quy-Verlander / Kyle Roberts / Kathy Robertson / Elizabeth Rose / Sue Rumsey / Harley Russell / Emma Sage / Asli Shehi / Adrienne Simons / Liene Steinberga Cesar / Joanne Ursell / Charley Vines / Samuel Webb / Sarah Yeo

Estates and Facilties Manager
Scott Miller

Facilities Assistants Andrew Blunt / Martin Charlton / Peter Wood 

Head of Finance Paul Barker 

Finance Officer 
Sarah Davies

Head of Retail Kate Boys-Layton 

Security Team
Phil Coker / Mark Dick / Lee McEvoy


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