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Board of Trustees

At any one time the Gallery has not less than 12 and not more than 14 Trustees. One is appointed by Tate from its own Board. The others are appointed by the Prime Minister, after an open process of selection, which is conducted in accordance with the Code of the Office of the Commissioner of Public Appointments.

Currently, appointments are generally made for a term of four years and may be renewed.

Current Trustees

Dame Moya Greene DBE

Photo of Moya Greene, trustee at the National Gallery, London

Chief Executive Officer of Royal Mail Group (for eight years from 2010 to 2018) where she was responsible for management of the business and development of strategy. Prior to joining Royal Mail, she was CEO of Canada Post where she led a successful transformation programme. She has a strong track record in strategic planning, complex negotiations and relationship building in the private sector as well was a strong public sector background, developed over a 17-year period when she assumed progressively senior roles in seven different Ministries of the Canadian federal public service. Awards received include the Sunday Times Business Person of the Year Award (2013) and the Financial Times Boldness in Business Award (2014).

  • Appointed 16 February 2018



Katrin Henkel

Katrin Henkel

Dealt in Old Master drawings for 30 years and was a partner at Colnaghi until the Gallery was sold in 2015. She is a Trustee of Sir John Soane’s Museum and has been on the Board of The Royal Drawing School since 2007. She sits on the Visiting Committee of the Department of Drawings and Prints at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. In the past, she has been a Trustee of IntoUniversity, served on the Executive Committee of the Society of London Art Dealers, and was previously a member of the board of The Fine Art Fund.

  • Appointed 29 March 2016



Sir John Kingman (Interim Chair)

Sir John Kingman, Trustee, The National Gallery

Appointed as Chairman of Legal & General Group plc in 2016 and is non-executive Chair of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). John was Second Permanent Secretary to HM Treasury closely involved in the UK response to the financial crisis. He was the first Chief Executive of UK Financial Investments Ltd (UKFI). From 2010-12, John was Global Co-Head of the Financial Institutions Group at Rothschild. John is a Trustee of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, a World Fellow of Yale University, a member of the Prime Minister’s Council for Science and Technology and a member of the Global Advisory Board of the Centre for Corporate Reputation, Oxford University.

  • Appointed 3 April 2017



Rosemary Leith

Rosemary Leith

Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University and a Founding Director of the World Wide Web Foundation. She is a member of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, Non-Executive Director of YouGov plc, past Chair of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on the Future of Internet Security and a member of a number of advisory boards both in technology and academia, including Infinite Analytics, Wolfson College, Oxford and Queen's University School of Business, Canada. Previously Trustee of the Almeida Theatre (2002–10) she has a background in finance, principal investment and start-up creation and sale in Europe, the UK, Canada and the USA.

  • Appointed 29 March 2016



David Marks

David Marks

Has worked in the property industry for 28 years. He co-founded Brockton Capital in 2005; the firm has raised over £1.50bn of equity across three separate property funds since 2006 and currently manages a £4.0bn UK property portfolio. Prior to co-founding Brockton, David worked at The Blackstone Group (2001-2005, in London) and JLL (1989-99, in London and New York). He has been involved in transactions totalling £8.5bn ($10.5bn) while at both Brockton Capital and Blackstone. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Politics & Modern History from the University of Manchester and a Master’s degree in Real Estate from MIT, Boston. He was President of the BPF (British Property Federation) for a one year term from 2013–14. 

  • Appointed 13 March 2017



Charles Sebag-Montefiore

Charles Sebag-Montifiore

A chartered accountant by background, he has been a Director of Ludgate Investments Limited since 2004. He is Honorary Treasurer of the Friends of the National Libraries and The Walpole Society, amongst other charities. He was formerly a Trustee of the Samuel Courtauld Trust (1992-2007) and of the Art Fund (2000-11). He is joint author of 'The British as Art Collectors: From the Tudors to the Present' (2012) and author of 'A Dynasty of Dealers: John Smith and Successors 1801-1924' (2013).

  • Appointed 25th June 2012



Tonya Nelson

Trustee Tonya Nelson

Led a number of arts and cultural organisations over the last 10 years. Formerly Director of Museums and Cultural Programmes at University College London (UCL), she was recently appointed to be the first Director of Arts Technology and Innovation at Arts Council England. She is also currently Chair of the Bomb Factory Arts Foundation board of trustees and Chair of the UK Committee of the International Council of Museum (ICOM UK). In addition, Tonya sits on the Art World Professional Advisory Group of Christie’s Education. Prior to entering the cultural sector, she was a barrister and management consultant in Washington, DC.

  • Appointed 2 July 2018



John Singer

John Singer

A former partner and European Chairman of Advent International, a global private equity firm, where he worked between 1993 and 2013. Previously he had consulting and board roles at McKinsey & Co Inc and Central Sheerwood Plc amongst others. He is Chairman of the City of London Sinfonia and chairs the Advisory Board of the New College of Humanities. He teaches at INSEAD and is an Honorary Fellow of Trinity College Oxford.

  • Appointed 25th June 2012



Molly Stevens

Molly Stevens is Professor within the Departments of Materials and Bioengineering at Imperial College London. She is currently the Director of the UK Regenerative Medicine Platform focussed on smart materials and is also on the Board of Directors of the Materials Research Society and President of the Royal Society of Chemistry's Division of Materials Chemistry. Her research has been recognised by over twenty awards, including the EU40 Award for best materials scientist under 40 in Europe and the 2017 Harrison Medal from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain.

  • Appointed 2 July 2018



Doug Gurr

Douglas Gurr is Country Manager of Amazon UK. He joined Amazon in December 2011 and was President of Amazon China from 2014 to 2016. His previous roles include teaching mathematics and computing at the University of Aarhus in Denmark, working for the UK Government, partner at McKinsey, founder and CEO of internet start-up Blueheath and 5 years on the Board of Asda-Walmart. He is Chairman of the British Heart Foundation, and a Trustee of the Landmark Trust, non-executive Director of the Land Registry and was until 2014 Chairman of the Science Museum Group of national museums. He is a former Scottish international triathlete, 12 times Ironman, and a keen ski mountaineer.

  • Appointed 23 January 2019