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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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  • Chair John Kampfner

    Chair John Kampfner

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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. 


John Kampfner (Chair)
Author, broadcaster and commentator
John Kampfner is Director of the Creative Industries Federation, the national representative body for arts, culture and the creative industries in the United Kingdom, which began its work in March 2014.
He is also Chair of the board of Turner Contemporary. 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.

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, Chief Executive of Index on Censorship.

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 Financial Times 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.

Clive Stevens (Deputy 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.

Francis Fitzgibbon QC
Francis FitzGibbon QC is a highly regarded specialist criminal silk, with extensive experience in homicide, fraud, drugs cases and other serious crime, and appeals. He has consistently featured as a leader in criminal law in Chambers & Partners Directory. He is a contributing author of A Practitioner's Guide to the Law and Regulation of Financial Crime (Sweet & Maxwell 2011). He sits as an Immigration Judge, which has enriched his understanding of human rights law.

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


Director Victoria Pomery OBE

Administrative Co-ordinator
Medina Ward

Administrative Assistant Andy Forrest

Head of Exhibitions
Sarah Martin

Programme Curator Fiona Parry 

Research Curator Trish Scott

Gallery Technical Manager Andrew Shedden

Programme Co-ordinator Clare Warren

Programme Assistant Victoria Evans

Head of Learning and Visitor Experience
 Karen Eslea

Schools Officer (maternity cover) Nikki Hildesley

Learning Officer
 Molly Molloy

Learning Intern Lydia Laitung 

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

Marketing Manager Bryony Bishop

Communications Assistant
Poppy Andrews

Head of Development
Clare Millett

Development Manager Danielle Sharma

Development Assistant 
Elena Calin

Operations Manager Tim Clarke

Visitor Experience Managers
 Jessica Limbrick / Hannah Rourke/ Robin Hatcher / Amit Nachumi-Burrows

Visitor Services Assistants 
Karen Richards / Helen Smallwood / Emma Carter / Megan Molloy

Estates and Facilties Manager Scott Miller

Venue Hire Manager
Jennifer Groves

Retail Manager Callum Beesley

Retail Buyer Caroline Rhind

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 / Cole Denyer / Jacqueline Elson / Eoin Furrbank / Julian Good / 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 / Harley Russell / Adrienne Simons / Charley Vines

Facilities Team
Andrew Blunt / Martin Charlton / Graham Ealham 

Security Team
Phil Coker / Lee McEvoy / Mark Dick


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