Edward Bayntun-Coward DL (Chairman)
Owner of George Bayntun, the world-famous antiquarian book bindery and booksellers, Edward previously worked for Maggs Bros. Ltd, London.
In 2004 he was appointed a Trustee and later became Chairman of the Bath Preservation Trust for ten years.
Edward is currently a Trustee of the American Museum in Britain and Focus Counselling.
He served as High Sheriff of Somerset from 2016 – 2017 and is a Deputy Lieutenant of Somerset.
Brian Allen, FSA, DLitt (Vice-Chairman)
Chairman, Hazlitt Group.
Adjunct Professor of the History of Art at Yale University.
Former Director of Studies at the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art.
Former Chairman of The Art Fund.
Vice-President of the Foundling Museum.
Well-known author on various aspects of eighteenth-century painting, sculpture and architecture.
John Barneby (Vice-Chairman)
John Barneby has more than 40 years’ experience as an international broker and communications specialist.
Former CEO of Czarnikov, the renowned UK sugar trading firm founded in 1861 and based in London which now operates globally and is respected for its ethical standards, market information and analysis at every level of the supply chain.
Antony Constantinidi FCA (Hon. Treasurer)
Former tax partner in PricewaterhouseCoopers, (retired 2010 having led West Region Tax and the National Charity Tax Group).
Specialist in restructuring charities and their trading subsidiaries with an emphasis on minimising their tax.
A former Trustee of a number of SW region charities.
Francesca Beauman is a writer, historian and television presenter. She has written six books, presented shows for BBC1, Channel 4 and Channel 5, is a regular chairperson at literary festivals and arts events, and is involved in publishing company Persephone Books. She is also the world’s leading expert on the history of the pineapple and the history of advertising for love (personal ads, dating apps, etc). Francesca is originally from London, then spent a decade in Los Angeles, but now lives in Bath.
Dr Martin Clarke
Over 30 years of experience of private equity.
Martin was the Founding Partner at OceanBridge Partners, a former Partner and Global Head of Consumer at Permira. Former Director – PPM Ventures Ltd (subsequently renamed Silverfleet).
Former Director and Trustee of the Handel House Museum in Brook Street, London and Shakespeare’s Globe, Southbank. Founder and Trustee of the Dr Martin Clarke Young Organ Scholars’ Fund and Trustee of Iford Arts.
Martin is also a member of the Advisory Board of the St Mary’s University Business School.
Jamie Eastman (nominated by the University of Bath)
Jamie Eastman has an accomplished career in England as an arts and cultural programmer. Since 2016 he’s held the position of Director of Arts and Culture at the University of Bath with responsibility for the institution’s arts strategy and provision. He’s previously held senior roles at Lancaster University, Arnolfini, Bristol and the ICA, London. Whilst at Lancaster he produced the University’s arts strategy, oversaw their art collection and led ACE national portfolio organisation Lancaster Arts. As a curator and producer notable contemporary art presentations including exhibitions; installations/performance and international symposiums/festivals on avant-garde music, architecture and design. Between 2004 and 2007 whilst Music Programmer at the ICA, he produced and presented a string of acclaimed AV events. In 2007 he collaborated with corporate giant Apple to present the inaugural iTunes festival, held across 31 consecutive days.
Sarah Flannigan is a consultant Chief Information Officer and non-executive director. She specialises in supporting organisations in delivering digital transformation and culture change. She was Chief information Officer at EDF Energy until Autumn 2018, where she was responsible for technology spanning UK retail and power generation. Before that she was Chief Information Officer at the National Trust for 6 years. Sarah led a major digital transformation programme at the National Trust which helped drive deeper supporter engagement and improve internal efficiency. She was named European CIO of the Year for delivering this technology and staff engagement programme. Sarah is Chair of travel company Sawday’s, a non-executive director at the Institute of Physics Publishing, Trustee at the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Trustee at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Sarah lives in Somerset with her two sons. She enjoys cycling and piano and loves art, live music and theatre.
Sandra Forbes is a senior banking and corporate lawyer having been a partner at National law firm Burges Salmon LLP for 18 years until 2014. Sandra left Burges Salmon LLP to become the international Head of Legal at National Express Group plc as Group General Counsel and Company Secretary (2014-2016). Sandra has been a Governor at the University of the West of England since 2011 and she is currently Deputy Chair of Governors. She also chairs the Strategic Planning and Performance Committee and the Remuneration Committee.
Mark is Diocesan Secretary of the Diocese of Oxford: as such, he has operational responsibility for the staff and finances of one of the largest dioceses in England and is principal strategic adviser to the Bishop of Oxford.
He was previously University Secretary at The University of Bath, where he led the governance function, legal office, international student recruitment, immigration, degree ceremonies, and equality and diversity and a variety of other functions as part of the Vice-Chancellor’s senior team.
Mark chairs the Holburne’s Nominations Committee and was until 2019 the Chair of the Holburne’s Higher Education Strategy Board. He is also Vice-Chair of Designability Charity Limited, which provides assistive technology solutions to disabled people.
With over 40 years’ experience as a Partner, Chairman and later Consultant at lawyers Stone King LLP, working largely in the Charity and Education sectors, Michael King has retired as a solicitor.
He was a founder member of the Charity Law Association of which he was Chairman from 1997 to 2000 and while in practice was recognised by Chambers Directory and Legal 500 as a leader in Charity law & practice.
He has held 7 appointments by the Charity Commission as Interim Manager of charities in difficulty, including Nottinghamshire Miners Home and the international relief charity Muslim Aid. Michael wrote with Ann Phillips “Charities Act 2006 – Guide to the New Law “ (Law Society 2007) and was Chairman of the Catholic Charity Conference, 1990-2014.
Michael is an accredited Mediator and available to carry out mediation in the voluntary sector.
He is a trustee of 4 charities and his interests include family, tennis, sailing, shooting and watching rugby.
Patricia works in the areas of learning and participation in cultural heritage, and advises various grant making bodies. She taught in North London comprehensive schools, has been Head of Education at the National Trust and Director of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.
Patricia is a former trustee of the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Foundling Museum, the Sage Music Centre in Gateshead, the Clore Social Leadership Programme, the National Gallery and the Tate where she was also Chair of the Tate Britain Council.
She is a current Trustee of the Chelsea Physic Garden, a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Learning panel and a founder member of the Cultural Learning Alliance.
Tosin is a contemporary African art specialist who has run galleries in the Nigeria & Kenya as well as curating exhibitions internationally.
She currently works with Black Families Education Support Group as a Mentor and Group Coordinator.
Andy Salmon (nominated by Bath Spa University)
Andy’s original background was philosophy and literature, particularly modern poetry. He has had a wide ranging academic career thereafter on the interface between education and the Creative Industries, including being a founder member of the National Skills Academy for the Performing Arts and a multiple collaborator with Universities in North America, China, Africa and throughout Europe and Scandinavia. Latterly he has become increasingly interested in trans-disciplinary creative application in University and industry, including the interrelationship between technology and experiences of human creativity in all spheres beyond tech. He arrived in Bath from Cambridge 18 months ago where he had been leading on a large EU project within ‘serious games’ applications. He is delighted to now be Pro Vice Chancellor for External Affairs for Bath Spa University.
Tim has more than 35 years of experience of fund management and of philanthropy.
Fellow of the Ashmolean Museum and University College, Oxford
Trustee of Venice in Peril Fund and Southwark Cathedral Development Trust.
Trustee of Forum for European Philosophy, London School of Economics.
Member of the Chancellor of Oxford University’s Court of Benefactors.
Desmond Shawe-Taylor LVO
Desmond is Surveyor of the Queen’s Pictures.
Former Director of the Dulwich Picture Gallery 1996 – 2005.
Trustee of the Samuel Courtauld Trust.
Vice President of NADFAS.
Member of the Advisory Council of the Hamilton Kerr Institute.
Chris has been Director of the Holburne Museum, Bath, since July 2017. Before that he worked at Tate in London for twenty-one years, for much of that time as Head of Displays at Tate Britain and Lead Curator of Modern British Art. His numerous exhibitions include some of the Tate’s most successful shows, such as ‘Barbara Hepworth: Centenary’ at Tate St Ives in 2003 and, in London, ‘Francis Bacon’ (2008), ‘Henry Moore’ (2010), ‘Picasso and British Art’ (2012) and ‘David Hockney’ (2017). As a leading expert on modern British art, he has published extensively and his book – St Ives The Art and the Artists was published in 2018.