A crowd assembled for the launch of 'UTOPIA 2016'

Our Team

The Director of Somerset House Trust is Jonathan Reekie CBE.


Baroness Rebuck, DBE, (Chair, commencing 01 January 2022)
Judy Gibbons (Deputy Chair)
Martine d'Anglejan Chatillon
Alix Burge
Brian Eno
Carol Fairweather
Paul Goswell                      
Melanie Hall QC
Wol Kolade
James Lambert
Monica Monajem
Paul Myners
Jonathan Newhouse                                            
Julien Sevaux

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Jonathan Reekie CBE (Director)

Commercial Events, Development & Visitor Experience

Diana Spiegelberg (Deputy Director)

Jenny Freestone (Head of Commercial Events)
Stephanie Bevan-Moss (Deputy Head of Commercial Events)
Kara Clark (Deputy Head of Commercial Events - maternity leave)
Luci Sorrell (Business Development Manager)
Rebecca Moore (Senior Event Manager)
Hannah Newby (Event Manager)
Jessica Porritt (Event Manager)
Sophie Leeson (Event Executive)
Hannah Avins (Event Executive)

Hannah Struve (Brand Partnership Manager)
Amy Warner (Development Manager)
Natalie Howard (Development Manager - Trusts, Foundations & Individuals)
Sheena Kotecha (Brand Partnerships Coordinator)

Lee Thomson (Head of Visitor Experience)
Heather Hammer (Visitor Experience Manager – maternity leave)
James Loweth (Visitor Experience Manager)
Hannah Downton (Visitor Experience Manager – maternity cover)
Harriet Dopson (Customer Relations Officer)   

Finance, HR, Legal and IT

Samantha Gilburd (Chief Operating Officer)

Darren Heath (Head of Legal & Business Affairs)

Debbie Hackney (Head of Finance)
Olivier Pierre-Noel (Finance Manager)
Kirsty Hunt (Business Services Manager)
Tanya Admans (Management Accountant)
Valentina Hera (Accounting Manager)
Jennifer Waters (Senior Accounts Assistant, Receivables – maternity leave)
Federico Meini (Accounts Assistant, Payables)
Nicole Douay (Accounts Assistant, Receivables - maternity cover)

Charlotte Rakhit (Head of HR)
Sophie Albon (HR Manager)
Gerda Arbociute (HR Administrator)

Stuart Winter (Head of IT)
Richard Archer (IT Solutions Lead)
Rob McLellan (Lead Support Analyst)
Abdi Mohamud (Support Analyst)

Cultural Programme & Somerset House Studios

Marie McPartlin (Director of Studios and Producing)

Sophie Clark (Head of Exhibition Management)
Claire Catterall (Senior Curator)
Berta Zubrickaite (Exhibitions Manager)
Grace Perrett (Exhibitions Manager)
Ali Quine (Exhibitions Manager)

Karishma Rafferty (Curator: Public Realm & Partnerships)

Sophie Hewlett (Head of Producing)
Paul Elam (Senior Producer)
Morgan Robinson (Production Manager – Events)
Lucy Troy (Producer)
Carole Keating (Producer)

Thomas Malcherczyk (Technical Production Manager)

Dhikshana Pering (Head of Engagement & Skills)
Natalya Best-Forbes (Inclusive Talent Programmes Manager)
George Lyddiatt (Engagement and Skills Coordinator)

Emma Hannon (Head of Studios)
Leonara Manyangadze (Programme Producer)
Huw Thomas (Assistant Producer, Programming and Digital)
Laurent John (Studios Coordinator)
Harry Leek (Studios Administrator)

Eleanor Scott (Head of Digital)
Rob Akin (Filmmaker – Creator-In-Residence)
Ella Bennett (Filmmaker - Creator-In-Residence)
Alannah Chance (Audio/Podcast Producer – Creator-In-Residence)

Marketing and Press

Tom Robertson (Director of Marketing and Audiences)
Richard Thompson (Marketing Manager)
Michelle Evans (Marketing Manager)
Daniel Roberts (Website Manager)
Takis Zontiros (Social Media Manager)
Leonor Franco Vidal (Ticketing & CRM Manager)
Mateusz Mirek (Ticketing & CRM Officer)

Stephanie Pilling (Head of PR)
Abigail Francis (Senior Press Officer)


Mick Figg (Head of Buildings)
Greg Van Duin (Head of Facilities Management)
Sam Wharton (Assistant Facilities Manager/Facilities Coordinator)

Penelope Wilmott (Head of Tenants & Retail)
Sarah Coleman (Resident Community Manager)
Jessica Lowe (Buyer and Merchandising Manager - on maternity leave)
Izabela Hailey (Buying & Retail Manager- maternity cover)
Aniela Murphy (Resident Liaison Manager)
Jelica Obician (Exchange Manager)
Jerrell Cumberbatch (Community Manager – Exchange & Black Business Incubator)
Yemaya Amadora (Exchange Operations Coordinator)
Nastasia Kelly (Resident Coordinator)
Katherine O’Sullivan (Resident Coordinator)
Laura Dowling (Resident Community Event Coordinator)
Evie Murphy (Resident Administrator)
Maria D’Souza (Receptionist)     

Creative Ambassadors

Brian Eno, Chair (Trustee)
Femi Adeymi
Laurie Anderson
Ruth Daniel
Es Devlin
Imogen Heap
Marcus Lyon
Fotini Markopoulou
Simon McBurney
Wayne McGregor

Development Advisory Board members

Monica Monajem, Chair (Trustee)
Rupert Adams
Maria Adonyeva
Felicia Brocklebank
Brendan Finucane QC
Jeremy Joseph
Kanika Kumar
Jasmin Pelham
Lady Jill Ritblat OBE
Emma Sherrard Matthew