Saxton Bampfylde and its partners around the world through Panorama advise many recognised museums, galleries, performing arts institutions and heritage bodies. We are delighted to share with you a selection of some of the roles that we have been privileged to work on recently.
Dr Tristram Hunt has been appointed as Director of the V&A. Dr Hunt served as Labour MP for Stoke-on-Trent Central since 2010, and was previously the Shadow Secretary of State and Shadow Minister for Education. A historian, politician, writer and broadcaster, Tristram is an expert on the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, with a particular focus on Victorian urban history. He is the author of several books and is a regular history broadcaster on BBC and Channel 4, Tristram has made more than a dozen series on subjects including Elgar and Empire, Isaac Newton and the English Civil War.
Hilary Carty takes up the role as Director of the Programme in September 2017, after Sue Hoyle OBE steps down at the end of August. Hilary is well known for her work at Arts Council England. Since then she has worked in the UK and overseas as a consultant in the arts and cultural industries, and most recently as a Visiting Research Fellow at the School of Management and Business, King’s College, London, for which in 2017 she directed an international Executive Leadership Programme: Leading Culture in the 21st Century. Hilary works as a coach, and has written and lectured widely on the subjects of leadership and cultural development.
The Courtauld Institute of Art has appointed Lord Browne of Madingley as Chairman, taking up the post in September 2017. Lord Browne has previously held a number of positions at major cultural organizations. From 1995 to 2005, he was a trustee of the British Museum. Since 2007, he’s been a trustee at Tate, and will step down from his role as chairman this summer. He is also a fellow of the Royal Society, the Royal Academy of Engineering, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, as well as chairman of the international advisory board of the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford.
The Creative Industries Federation has appointed Rick Haythornthwaite as its new Chair, succeeding Sir John Sorrell, the founder of the Federation. Rick has enjoyed a long career spanning business, arts and culture. He is currently Chairman of Mastercard International and Centrica, as well as digital accelerator QiO, Arc International, and The Performance Theatre. He was Chair of the Southbank Centre, the Almeida Theatre, the Tate Corporate Advisory Board and the British-American Arts Association. He has also served on the boards of the British Council, Whitechapel Gallery and the National Museum of Science and Industry.
The National Film and Television School has announced that Jon Wardle is to be its next Director. For 10 years previously, he worked at Bournemouth University in a variety of senior roles. During his career Jon has worked as a consultant for Creative Skillset, developed courses and is also the author of a number of papers and book chapters on media education. Annually he leads the BFI Film Academy Talent Campus Residential. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and the National Association of Television Production Executives (NATPE), he is on the Royal Television Society Education Committee.
David Gaimster, formerly the Director of The Hunterian at the University of Glasgow, has been appointed as Director of the Auckland War Memorial Museum. David is an experienced museum director and academic with extensive knowledge in the museum and cultural heritage sectors. His career spans more than 25 years in senior roles in national museums, in central government policy making on cultural property, and as the CEO of a national Learned Society and conservation charity.