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photo by Richard Bryant

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Board Members

 

Jack Kirkland is the strategy director of Bowmer & Kirkland, one of the UK's largest privately owned construction and development groups. He is the current Chair of our Board.

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Matt Symonds is an independent business adviser and investor, and also pursues interests in the arts, politics, and charitable work. He was formerly a senior Partner in the London office of Bain & Company where he was the leader of Bain’s UK Financial Services practice. As well as a number of commercial and charity roles, Matt is also a Patron of the RAA, and Member of the Board of Trustees of the International Institute of Strategic Studies. He holds an MBA from INSEAD and an MA in English Literature from Oxford University.

Thomas Dane is a graduate in Art History from UCL. In addition to working on important collections in the UK and abroad, such as the Monsoon Collection in London or the Daskalopoulos Collection in Greece, he supported and organised a number of art projects and commissions.

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Nick Ebbs is a director of Igloo Regeneration and Chief Executive of Blueprint, a partnership between Igloo and the Homes and Communities Agency. Nick is a chartered development and investment surveyor and is also a Director of Derwent Housing Association and Broadway Cinema.

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Ann Priest was until August 2015 Pro Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs and Head of College for Art, Design and Built Environment at Nottingham Trent University, a post which she held since 2009 following two years at NTU as Dean of Art and Design.

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Claire Baxter  is the director of Richmond Baxter Ltd, a consultancy specialising in influencing and developing local and national policy, strategic planning and research.

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Paul Roberts OBE is Chair of the Innovation Unit board of directors. This draws on his extensive experience and understanding of local government. He was Director of Strategy and subsequently Managing Director of the Improvement and Development Agency (IDeA) for local government.

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Dr Simon Baker is Senior Curator, International Art (Photography), at Tate. Prior to becoming Tate’s first curator of photography in 2009 he was Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Nottingham, where he specialised in surrealism, photography and contemporary art.

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Niru Ratnam is the Commercial Director of ArtReview and ArtReview Asia - overseeing partnerships, collaborations and overseeing the commercial team for both magazines. Prior to this position Niru was the Director of START, an art fair that focuses on emerging artists and new art scenes. As well as being Director, he curated the Special Projects section of three editions, including debut London solo presentations of teamLab, Mahmoud Obaidi and ChimPom.

 

 

 

Susan Greenaway was born in, and has spent most of her life in, the City of Nottingham.  After training to be a school teacher at Edge Hill University in the 1970s she has spent all of her working life in primary and higher education. 

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Barbara Matthews studied at Durham University and City University, London.

Barbara was appointed to Nottingham Trent University in January 2017  as the  Head of the College of Art, Architecture, Design and Humanities and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Culture). 


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Trading Board Members

Chris Jagger is a Chartered Engineer and is the Chief Estates & Facilities Officer for the University of Nottingham. Chris has had a career in construction project development and facilities management services including working overseas in the Middle East and Asia.

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Andrew Timms has been working in Nottingham for twenty years as Chartered Accountant. After qualifying with a local Nottingham firm – Page Kirk - Andrew spent 7 years with Deloitte & Touche.

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