Our Board

Matt Symonds

Chair of Board

Matt Symonds is an independent business adviser and investor, and pursues interests in the arts, politics, and charitable work. Matt grew up in Derbyshire, and went to school in Nottingham. He w…

Claire Baxter

Board Member

Claire Baxter is the director of Richmond Baxter Ltd, a consultancy specialising in strategic planning, policy analysis and evaluation. Recent projects have included the development and improvement of services supp…

Lizzie Carey-Thomas

Board Member

Lizzie Carey-Thomas is the Head of Programmes at the Serpentine, London. She was previously Curator of Contemporary Art at Tate Britain for 16 years. During her time at Tate, she co-curated the Art Now series of pr…

Angela Choon

Board Member

Angela Choon is a Senior Partner at leading contemporary gallery David Zwirner, and has over 30 years of expertise in the art world. Currently, Angela works closely with a number of artists and estates globally, in…

Ian Curryer

Board Member

Ian Curryer has lived, studied and worked in Nottingham for over 30 years. His background is in education, having trained as teacher at Nottingham Trent University and spent 12 years as a teacher a…

Jade Foster

Board Member

Jade Foster is a British artist and curator based in Nottingham and born in Sandwell, UK. They are working as an independent and institutional curator for multiple visual art organisations.

Interested in pe…

Annabel Franks

Board Member

Annabel has had a career in retail buying, product development and brand management in global
organisations. She spent 8 years in Fashion and Lifestyle buying at Top Shop and Athena, prior to
moving to …

Susan Greenaway

Board Member

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…

Harjeet Johal

Board Member

Harjeet Johal is a writer and commentator. He was born and raised in Nottingham.

Harjeet is also a director of JohalCo - a national commercial property investment and development company.

Barbara Matthews

Board Member

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

Barbara was appointed to Nottingham Trent University in January 2017 as Head of the College of Art, Architecture, Design and Humani…

Aïcha Mehrez

Board Member

Aïcha Mehrez is a curator, born and raised in Stockport and currently based in London. She graduated from the Courtauld Institute of Art in 2011 and since 2016, has been Assistant Curator of Contemporary British Ar…

Caragh Thuring

Board Member

Caragh Thuring is an artist based in London. She studied Fine Art at Nottingham Trent Polytechnic. Based in London, she ran a contemporary art gallery for 3 years, before returning to painting. She recently collabo…

Trading Board Members

Andrew Timms

Trading Board Member

After qualifying with a local Nottingham firm – Page Kirk - Andrew spent 24 years as a relationship partner in the Nottingham market place advising local businesses – family owned and international. He is n…

FA&I Committee Member

Bev Swift

Independent Member

A qualified accountant, Project and Programme Manager specialising in interim management roles. Bev usually acts for organisations as Finance Director or as a consultant; this has been across a wide range of …