We are currently recruiting for new Trustees to join our Board.
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 currently a Deputy Lieutenant of Somerset.
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 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.
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.
Elected to Bath & North East Somerset Council for Southdown in 1996, has served the ward ever since.
Chair of Bath & North East Somerset Public Services Board. Cllr Crossley was elected to office as the Mayor of Bath in June 2016.
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. Founder and Trustee of the Dr Martin Clarke Young Organ Scholars’ Fund.
Director and Trustee of the Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre on London’s South Bank.
Mark worked for 17 years for the Church of England in various roles within their policy, financial and administrative central structures in London.
Since 2007 Mark has been University Secretary at The University of Bath, where he leads 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 is also the current Chair of the Holburne’s Higher Education Strategy Board, a member of the University Administration; a Director of the Office of the Independent Adjudicator (the national student complaints body) and Vice-Chair of Designability Charity Limited.
Antonia is formerly the Director of the Anthony Reynolds Gallery.
Antonia is a Trustee of two charitable trusts and a Freeman of the City of London.
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.
John is a retired serial private equity specialist. His earlier career was spent in a number of financial and operational roles with retailer and consumer groups such as Grand Metropolitan and Tarmac. He was Finance Director at the age of 38 at Sears plc.
John is an Ambassador for Woodland Trust and is the Chairman of the RetailCURe (credit union initiative) and Chairman of RetailTRUST’s Ambassadors Group.
In 2007, he established The Lovering Charitable Foundation. Since inception, the Foundation has established scholarships and bursaries for less privileged children, built 2 schools in Angola and supported numerous causes such as The Centre for Social Justice as well as health and hospice care for the elderly.
John was awarded CBE in 2016 for Services to the Charitable Sector and Philanthropic services through the Lovering Charitable Trust.
Sue was appointed Vice-Chancellor of Bath Spa University in January 2018. Previously she was Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Student Development at the University of Lincoln where she was responsible for the student journey from application to alumni activities, and had oversight of the Colleges of Science and Arts.
Sue is a palaeontologist by background. After being an academic at Cambridge, Leicester and Edinburgh she moved into senior management, first as Assistant Principal and then Vice Principal at the University of Edinburgh. She is an HEA Principal Fellow.
She is Chair of the HEFCE Learning Gain project, is chairing work on the design of a PGT national survey and is Chair of the Natural Sciences TEF Pilot Panel. Internationally, she has contributed to the development of reward and recognition processes for staff in learning and teaching through the U21 network, and developed the first MOOC to be shared by students in the U21 Universities.
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.
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 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.
Architectural historian, author, lecturer and broadcaster.
A Consultant for the National Trust.
Former Chairman of the HLF Committee for the South West.