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Team and Board

Team

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JENNY WALDMAN, CBE

Director
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SUD BASU

PRODUCER
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LINDA BERNHARDT

PRODUCER
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ALICE BOFF

SENIOR DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
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GEMMA BROWN

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
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TAMSIN DILLON

CURATOR
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FRANCESCA DUNCAN

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
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EMMA DUNTON

PRODUCER
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CLAIRE EVA

BRAND AND COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR
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SARAH GOODFELLOW

PRODUCER
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NIGEL HINDS

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
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PAK LING WAN

GENERAL MANAGER
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Chloe Morley

Communications & Programme Officer
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HEAD OF DEVELOPMENT
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ISABELLE TAYLOR

DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
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NADIA VISTISEN

EVENTS & EXTERNAL RELATIONS MANAGER
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Gemma Clarke

Learning
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Erin Barnes

Learning
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Marina Hamilton

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BOLTON & QUINN

PRESS & PR
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THE COGENCY

MARKETING

President

SUSIE SAINSBURY, CBE

SUSIE SAINSBURY, CBE

Susie Sainsbury was invited to become President of 14-18 NOW early in 2017. She is Deputy Chairman of the Royal Academy of Music and was previously Deputy Chairman of the Royal Shakespeare Company and created RSC Artists’ Associate 2016. She was awarded Hon.FRAM 2003; Hon.FRIBA 2014; Hon.DLitt. Warwick University 2012. She is a member of the James Madison Council of Library of Congress in Washington DC.

 

Board

VIKKI HEYWOOD, CBE

Chairman

Vikki Heywood CBE was appointed Chairman of the First World War Centenary Cultural Programme Board in June 2013. She is also Chair of the RSA and Mountview Drama Academy.  She was previously the Executive Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC).  Vikki served on the board of the Society of London Theatre, The London 2012 Cultural Olympiad and the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership and is a member of Warwick University Council.

ADE ADEPITAN, MBE

Ade Adepitan is an international Paralympic wheelchair basketball player and has a wealth of TV presenting experience for BBC and Channel 4.  Ade is an ambassador for the NSPCC, a patron for Go Kids Go and sat on the advisory board of LOCOG.  Ade received an honorary Doctorate from Loughborough University as well as being awarded an MBE for his contribution to disabled sport and the Lifetime Achievement award from the University of East London.

ALEX BEARD, CBE

Alex Beard CBE is Chief Executive of the Royal Opera House. He was appointed in March 2013, taking up the role in September that year.   He is currently on the Board of 14-18 NOW, the First World War Cultural Programme, as well as the DCMS Philanthropy Board. Past external board memberships include RMN Grand Palais Conseil d‘Orientation Stratégique, Esmee Fairburn Foundation Finance Panel and Global Giving UK.

TONY HALL, CBE

Tony Hall – Lord Hall of Birkenhead – was appointed Director-General of the BBC in 2012. Prior to this, Tony was Chief Executive of the Royal Opera House from April 2001. He was appointed a CBE in 2005 and in 2010 was created a life peer with the title Baron Hall of Birkenhead. He sits on the Crossbenches in the House of Lords.

DAVID ISAAC, CBE

David Isaac CBE is a partner of International Law Firm Pinsent Masons LLP, Chair of Modern Art Oxford, Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, a Director of the Big Lottery Fund and a Trustee of the Human Dignity Trust. He was Chair of Stonewall from 2003 to 2012 and a Trustee of The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund from 2005 to 2013. In 2011 David was awarded a CBE for services to equality and diversity.

DIANE LEES, CBE

Diane Lees has served as Director-General of the Imperial War Museums, which is the Cultural Lead for the Centenary of the FWW. Before joining IWM, Diane was Director of the V&A Museum of Childhood. Diane is a Trustee of the IWM Development Trust, The Gerry Holdsworth Special Forces Trust, and the Army Museums Ogilby Trust. She serves as Vice President of the American Air Museum in Britain, and is also a Director of the IWM Trading Company.

RHODA MACDONALD

Rhoda Macdonald is Director of Client Relationships at Hanover Communications. She is an award-winning communications consultant and one of the UK’s most experienced Public Affairs practitioners. Rhoda has worked at the highest levels in Government as a Special Adviser and has nearly 20 years’ experience working in media as a programme presenter and producer.

TIM MARLOW

Tim Marlow is Artistic Director of the Royal Academy of Arts. His remit includes the RA’s exhibition programme and Collection, as well as Learning, Architecture and Publishing. Prior to this Marlow was Director of Exhibitions at White Cube. He has worked with many of the most important and influential artists of our time and is an award-winning radio and television broadcaster. He was the founder editor of Tate magazine and is also the author of numerous books and catalogues.

 

JOHN MATHERS

John Mathers has worked for almost forty years in the brand and design industry and was most recently Chief Executive of the Design Council where he led its transition from public body to independent registered charity. His ongoing commitments include a Director role at the British Design Fund, a Governor role at Falmouth University as well as being a Board member on various charities and sitting on a number of Advisory Boards.

MT RAINEY, OBE

MT Rainey is Deputy Chair of Channel 4; a Non-Executive Director of Pinewood Studios and a Non-Executive Director of Hays plc.  She is also Vice Chair of Creative Skillset, the Sector Skills Council for the Creative Industries and a Director of corporate affairs company Charlotte Street Partners.

SIR ANTHONY SELDON

Sir Anthony Seldon is an educationalist, author and commentator.  He is Vice-Chancellor of the University of Buckingham, formerly 13th Master of Wellington College.  He has written or edited 35 books, including the standard works on John Major, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, and is currently writing an authorised study of David Cameron.

JENNY WALDMAN, CBE

Jenny Waldman, CBE is the Director of 14-18 NOW.  Prior to her appointment, she was Creative Producer of the London 2012 Festival, the finale of the Cultural Olympiad for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.  Jenny was Programme Consultant to Somerset House Trust, where she developed the ice rink, concert and film seasons.  Jenny is a Trustee of Punchdrunk and an Associate of Kings’ Cultural Institute.

Development Advisory Group (Co-Chairs)

David Isaac, CBE

co-chair

David Isaac CBE is a partner of International Law Firm Pinsent Masons LLP, Chair of Modern Art Oxford, Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, a Director of the Big Lottery Fund and a Trustee of the Human Dignity Trust. He was Chair of Stonewall from 2003 to 2012 and a Trustee of The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund from 2005 to 2013. In 2011 David was awarded a CBE for services to equality and diversity.

MT Rainey, OBE

co-chair

MT Rainey is Deputy Chair of Channel 4; a Non-Executive Director of Pinewood Studios and a Non-Executive Director of Hays plc.  She is also Vice Chair of Creative Skillset, the Sector Skills Council for the Creative Industries and a Director of corporate affairs company Charlotte Street Partners.

Artistic Advisors

  • Lavinia Greenlaw
  • Nigel Hinds
  • Ruth Mackenzie
  • Michael Morris
  • Tessa Ross
  • Cian Smyth

Development Advisory Group

  • David Isaac, CBE (co-chair)
  • MT Rainey, OBE (co-chair)
  • Jeremy Bennett
  • Patrick Handley
  • Clive Jones, CBE
  • Lady Emma Kitchener, OBE
  • Rhoda Macdonald
  • David Potter
  • Christophe Rust
  • General Sir Richard Shirreff, KCB, CBE
  • Jean-Michel Steg
  • Sir Richard Trainor, KBE

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