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Swantje Conrad

Swantje Conrad was appointed to the Board in December 2011 and is also a member of the Gallery’s Finance Sub Committee. Conrad has more than 25 years experience in banking across mergers & acquisitions/corporate finance and global markets. Conrad is a Non-Executive Director at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy S.A. and F&C Private Equity Investment Trust.

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Maryam Eisler

Maryam Eisler was appointed as a Trustee in December 2012. Eisler currently works as the Executive Editor of Art Studio America, after having previously worked as Executive Editor for Unleashed: Contemporary Art from Turkey (2011); Art and Patronage: the Middle East (2011) and Sanctuary: Britain’s Artists and their Studios (2012). She is the Director of the Maryam and Edward Eisler Foundation, established in 2011 and is dedicated to a variety of voluntary work including co-founding the Whitechapel Gallery Future Fund, a Trustee at Wellesley College, co-chair on the Tate Middle East and North Africa Acquisitions Committee, and the Executive Committee for the Art and Patronage Middle East Summit at the British Museum in 2012.

Ann Gallagher

Ann Gallagher

Ann Gallagher has been co-Head of Tate's Collection since 2006. She leads the team of curators responsible for building and researching Tate’s Collection of British Art, and specialises in modern and contemporary British art, as well as Latin American art from 1950. She was the curator for the Tate Modern showing of the exhibition Hélio Oiticica: The Body of Colour in 2007, for Susan Hiller at Tate Britain in 2011 and Damien Hirst at Tate Modern in 2012. Recent publications include Rachel Whiteread Drawings, Hammer Museum Los Angeles; Tacita Dean: Film in Connecting_Unfolding , MCA Seoul and ‘Speculative Spaces’ in Jose Damasceno, Ridinghouse 2014.

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Anupam Ganguli

Anupam Ganguli joined the Board in September 2013. He is a chartered accountant and MBA, whose professional career spans Price Waterhouse, Coopers, HSBC, the BBC and KPMG. Anupam is currently Finance Director of Royal Museums in Greenwich and was previously Executive Director, Resources, at Arts Council England and before that, Director of Finance at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Until 2008 he was deputy chair of the Arts Council England’s London regional council and a council member since 2002. Anupam has also undertaken voluntary work in the arts for a number of organisations and been a mentor to a number of senior people in the arts and not for profit sector.

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Danny Hassell

Danny joined the Board in July 2017, having been appointed by the Tower Hamlets Council. He currently serves as a Labour councillor in Tower Hamlets, including as Vice Chair of the Audit Committee and Scrutiny Lead for Children's Services. Danny was previously a primary school teacher in the east end and now works at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) providing support to legal and governance functions at the university.

Farshid Moussavi

Farshid Moussavi

Farshid Moussavi joined as a Trustee in 2009. She is an architect, principal of Farshid Moussavi Architecture (FMA) and Professor in Practice of Architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design. She was previously co-founder of the London-based Foreign Office Architects (FOA), recognised as one of the world's most creative design firms. Moussavi has published three books, ‘The Function of Ornament’, ‘The Function of Forms’, and ‘the Function of Style’ based on her research and teaching at Harvard. She has been a member of the Steering Committee of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture since 2004, a trustee of the London Architecture Foundation in London since 2009 and was elected a Royal Academician in 2015.

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Catherine Petitgas

Catherine Petitgas (MA, History of Modern Art, Courtauld Institute, London) is a lecturer and writer of modern and contemporary art, specialising in Latin America. She is also collector, patron and benefactor of institutions in the UK and France. She has been a trustee of the Whitechapel Gallery in London since March 2009 and of Gasworks/Triangle Network since January 2011. She has been a member of the Tate Latin American Acquisitions Committee and the Council of the Serpentine Gallery since 2004, as well as a member of the Acquisitions Commission of Centre Pompidou. She was Executive Editor of 'Contemporary Art Brazil' (2012) and 'Contemporary Art Mexico' (2014), both published by Thames and Hudson.


Alice Rawsthorn

Alice Rawsthorn joined as a Trustee in 2000. She writes about design in the International New York Times, which syndicates her articles worldwide, and is a columnist for Frieze magazine. Her books include a biography of the fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent and Hello World: Where Design Meets Life, which explores design's influence on our lives: past, present and future. Rawsthorn is chair of trustees at the Chisenhale Gallery and a trustee of the contemporary dance group Michael Clark Company. She was awarded an OBE in 2014 for services to design and the arts.


Alex Sainsbury (Chair)

Alex Sainsbury (born 1968) joined Rear Window – a small group organising contemporary art exhibitions in found spaces in London – in 1995. In 1997 he co-founded the arts charity Peer. He set up a two year gallery project, 38 Langham Street, in 2001, and from 2005 directed Raven Row, a non-profit exhibition centre in Spitalfields which opened in 2009. He also established the grant-making charity Glass-House Trust in 1993, co-initiating various projects related to child development and social housing, and most recently MayDay Rooms, a social resource at 88 Fleet Street, holding historical material linked to social movements and experimental culture.

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Nicola Kerr

A leading employment law solicitor with international law firm Rudnick Brown, Nicola Kerr was appointed as a Trustee in 2016.

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