Championing the Sector

A round-up of Saxton Bampfylde’s recent event highlights and partnerships

Saxton Bampfylde sponsors Apollo’s Personality of the Year Award 2023

Since their launch in 1992, the Apollo Awards have celebrated exceptional achievements in the art and museum worlds, commending remarkable work by individuals and institutions in both historical and contemporary fields.

The winners of the 2023 Apollo Awards were announced during a ceremony at the ICA in London on 30th November, and Saxton Bampfylde was proud to sponsor the ‘Personality of the Year’ award for 2023. The award went to Frances Morris, former Director of Tate Modern and first woman to lead the museum. Frances is an exceptional leader who has done so much for the cultural world.

Congratulations to Frances!

Supporting Global Majority Leaders in the Cultural Sector

As part of Clore Leadership’s Inclusive Leadership Delivery for ACE’s Transforming Leadership Programme, the Brilliant Routes Network is a supportive space for Global Majority cultural leaders addressing issues of progression and retention in the cultural sector.

For the past three years Studio Gaylene Gould, a company founded by Clore Fellow Gaylene Gould, has curated a programme to support this group’s professional development. In 2022 they piloted Re-UP! a special programme designed to address issues of burnout supported by Gaylene Gould’s research for Clore Leadership Re-UP! Restorative Care Practice as Leadership Development.

Saxton Bampfylde is delighted to be sponsors for the next Re-UP! which will run between January to May 2024 for past alumni and new participants.

Launch Event: Celebrating the contribution of Trustees from under-represented backgrounds to the arts

In April 2023, Saxton Bampfylde were delighted to host the first of what will be an annual event to celebrate the contribution of board members from under-represented backgrounds to the arts. With a long history of supporting the creative industries with leadership appointments, Saxton Bampfylde are passionately invested in the arts and care deeply about representation at executive, and non-executive level. We believe it’s critical for board tables to have diversity of thought and experience, as know that leads to the most exciting, creative, and transformative organisations.

We wanted to acknowledge the amazing work that this group of Board members do and celebrate their contribution to society. We were also there to listen, and to learn what more, as leadership advisors, we can be doing to support diversity across the sector. Last year 75% of our board appointments were Trustees and Chairs from under-represented backgrounds, but there is still so much more work to do.

Kindly hosted by The House of Koko we couldn’t have asked for a better panel, hosted by Universal Music’s Jonathan Badyal, with Suhair Khan, Founder of Open-Ended Design; Yasmin Khan, Head of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion at Tate; Skinder Hundal MBE, Director of Arts at the British Council and Saxton Bampfylde Consultant, Pamela Leonce. As well as their day jobs, each of the speakers have extensive experience in governance and were generous in sharing their stories.

To continue these conversations, Saxton Bampfylde will be hosting a series of future events throughout the year and another drinks reception in spring 2024. If you would like to be invited to these events or know someone who might benefit from taking part, please email us at


General Dental Council announces new Chief Executive and Registrar

Andrew Comben appointed new CEO of Britten Pears Arts

Dr Nicholas Cullinan OBE appointed as new Director of the British Museum

Saxton Bampfylde partners with Family Business UK

Professor Robert Mokaya appointed Provost and DVC at University of Sheffield

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2024

Steering the family business forward: Interview with Emma Fox, CEO of Berry Bros & Rudd

Leadership in the age of AI: CEO Breakfast with Doug Gurr, Director of the National History Museum

Sustainability Dinner with speaker James Cameron, Chair of Crown Agents

What will healthcare look like over the coming decade? Interview with Nigel Edwards

Middlesex University announces its new Vice-Chancellor

SafeLives appoints new CEO

Do the right thing: ESG in 2024 – Interview with Lisa Hart Shepherd, CEO of Lamp House Strategy

A Healthy Perspective Podcast – Helen Buckingham, Nuffield Trust

New GPhC Council members appointed for 2024 and 2025

RICS senior governance appointments

An Independent Mind: Sharpening the role of a law firm NED

CLCH appoints new Director of Strategy, Partnerships and Integration

Into Film appoints Fiona Evans as new CEO

An evening for current and aspiring non-executives with Kenny Imafidon

V&A announces Director of Collections and Chief Curator

RNLI appoints new leader to take charity into third century of lifesaving

Erika Lewis appointed CEO at Connected Places Catapult

Alex Frazer Announced as the New Head of Bancroft’s

Sue Baillie appointed as Woldingham’s new Head

Royal Hospital School appoints new Head

The University of Manchester appoints Professor Duncan Ivison as next President & Vice-Chancellor

Championing the Mission – Interview with Jonathan Morgan

Quadrant Chambers appoints Sarah Longden as new COO

New Oasis Community Learning Chief Executive Announced

Rachel Kent made Financial Regulators Complaints Commissioner

Steering the family business forward: Interview with Paul Drechsler CBE

Indhu Rubasingham appointed as Director of the National Theatre

Northumbria University, Newcastle appoints new members to Board of Governors

Professor Tom Crick joins DCMS as Chief Scientific Adviser

Norwich Theatre appoints Tom Sleigh as new Chair

MOSL announces Cliff Kamara as new Board member

Saxton Bampfylde welcomes Partner Hannah Scarisbrick back to the firm

Saxton Bampfylde ranked in Financial Times UK’s Leading Recruiters 2024

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation and Association Welcomes Martin Houghton-Brown as Secretary General

Royal British Legion Announces New Director General

English Heritage announces New Blue Plaques Panel Members

Paul Ridd named Director of Edinburgh International Film Festival

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra announces Lord Tony Hall as new Chair

Team Consulting appoints new CEO

UK Civil Aviation Authority Appoints Rob Bishton as the new Chief Executive

The Box appoints Rebecca Bridgman as Head of Collections and Programme

English Heritage appoints Dr Nick Merriman as its new Chief Executive

Breadth and depth: leading across the regulatory landscape

Who’s Moving in Healthcare – August-September 2023

Wise counsel: bringing an external perspective to Higher Education

Looking through a different lens: a scientific scope from academia to government

Outside In: Leveraging External Perspectives in Higher Education

Samori Gambrah announced as Chair for New Art Exchange

Chris Auty appointed as new Director at London Film School

Cherian Mathews appointed as new Chief Executive of HelpAge International

Dr Dave Smith takes helm as UK’s National Technology Adviser

Now Teach appoints new CEO

A Healthy Perspective Podcast – David Hare MBE, CEO of Independent Healthcare Providers Network

Dr Paul Thompson appointed as British Council Chair

Appointment of new CEO for GLF Schools

Bas Javid appointed new Director General of Immigration Enforcement

New CEO appointed for the UK’s national synchrotron, Diamond Light Source

University of Nottingham appoints new Pro-Vice-Chancellor for its Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Béatrice Butsana-Sita appointed new CEO of the British Red Cross

Michael Plaut OBE announced as new Chair of Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

Will Gompertz announced as the Soane’s new Director

Who’s Moving in Healthcare – June-July 2023

Dr Ghazwa Alwani-Starr appointed as new COO at University of Bath

PA Housing announces five new non-executive members to join board

Storyhouse appoints new CEO: Annabel Turpin

Claire Wood Hill announced as new CEO of The National Brain Appeal

OnBoard Programme broadens the horizon for board membership

James Williams announced as the next Director of the Royal College of Music

A Healthy Perspective Podcast – Sam Jones

#7 Road to Recovery: Integration, inclusion and innovation in the Healthcare sector

Who’s Moving in Healthcare – April-May 2023

SCIS appoints new Chief Executive

Talk with Sir Stephen Wall to celebrate Pride 2023

Celebrating Volunteers’ Week 2023

Celebrating the Contribution of Trustees from Underrepresented Backgrounds to the Arts: Launch Event

A Healthy Perspective Podcast – Nick Costa, UK CEO at Ramsay Healthcare

Challenging Crisis: Learning lessons in Leadership – Charlotte Hill OBE, CEO at The Felix Project

#6 Road to Recovery: Integration, inclusion and innovation in the Healthcare sector

The Air Ambulance Service appoints new Chief Executive

New Director of Tate Modern appointed

BBC News announces new senior appointments

Hosting Panorama’s Global Researcher Conference 2023

A Healthy Perspective Podcast – James Tugendhat, CEO at HC-One

George Watson’s College announces New Principal for August 2024

Iain Conn to chair EngineeringUK

Eunomia appoints sustainability change-maker as inaugural CEO

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra appoints new CEO

Build better places with people at the core: Interview with Neil Sachdev

New Director appointed at The Foundling Museum

Jesse Jones announced as new Artistic Director at Northampton’s Royal & Derngate

New Headteacher announced for Aylesbury High School

St Aloysius’ College appoints Patrick Doyle as Head of the College

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2023

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