A crowd assembled for the launch of 'UTOPIA 2016'

Our Team

The Director of Somerset House Trust is Jonathan Reekie CBE.


Baroness Rebuck, DBE
Judy Gibbons (Deputy Chair)
Martine d'Anglejan Chatillon
Alix Burge
Brian Eno
Carol Fairweather
Paul Goswell                      
Melanie Hall QC
Wol Kolade
Monica Monajem
Jonathan Newhouse                                            
Julien Sevaux
Sophie Turner Laing

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Jonathan Reekie CBE (Director)
Georgi Kwok Taroni (Trust Coordinator and Directorate Assistant)

Commercial Events, Development & Visitor Experience

Diana Spiegelberg (Deputy Director)

Jenny Freestone (Head of Commercial Events)
Stephanie Bevan-Moss (Deputy Head of Commercial Events - maternity leave)
Kara Clark (Deputy Head of Commercial Events - maternity leave)
Luci Sorrell (Business Development Manager)
Rebecca Moore (Senior Event Manager)
Hannah Newby (Project Manager)
Sophie Leeson (Sales & Marketing Executive)
Hannah Avins (Event Executive)
Jessica Porritt (Event Manager)
Nicole Douay (Event Manager)
Alana Sahadevan (Event Assistant)
Samantha Hurley (Events Coordinator)

Andrea Ioannou (Head of Development)
Hannah Struve (Brand Partnership Manager)
Amy Warner (Development Manager)
Tim Cook (Development Manager)
Tayla Banks (Brand Partnerships Executive)

Lee Thomson (Head of Visitor Experience)
Heather Hammer (Visitor Experience Manager)
James Loweth (Visitor Experience Manager)
Hannah Downton (Assistant Visitor Experience and Volunteers Manager)
Tabitha Wilson (Assistant Visitor Experience Manager)
Samuel Tucker (Assistant Visitor Experience Manager)
Abigail Jones (Customer Relations Officer)
Ben Dunleavy (Visitor Experience Administrator)

Finance, HR, Legal and IT

Samantha Gilburd (Chief Operating Officer)
Paul Ferguson (Governance Manager/Assistant Company Secretary)

Darren Heath (Head of Legal & Business Affairs)

Debbie Hackney (Head of Finance)
Tanya Admans (Management Accountant)
Yinka Adebambi (Management Accountant)
Lesa Patrick (Financial Controller)
Leyla Hassan (Accounts Assistant, Receivables - maternity cover)
Kamal Surti (Accounts Assistant, Payables)
Ceri Wyatt (Accounts Assistant, Payables)

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

Stuart Winter (Head of IT)
Richard Archer (IT Solutions Lead)
Paul Twynham (Business Systems Analyst)
Rob McLellan (Lead Support Analyst)
Abdi Mohamud (Support Analyst)
Ahmed Mohamed (Junior Support Analyst)

Cultural Programme & Somerset House Studios

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

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

Thomas Malcherczyk (Technical Production Manager)

Dhikshana Pering (Head of Engagement & Skills)
Natalya Best-Forbes (Inclusive Talent Programmes Manager)
Ailbhe Máiréad Waterhouse – (Engagement & Skills Programme Producer)
Asma Istwani – (Community Engagement Producer)
George Lyddiatt (Engagement and Skills Coordinator)

Marie McPartlin (Director of Studios)
Emma Hannon (Head of Studios)
Leonara Manyangadze (Senior Programmer)
Huw Thomas (Producer)
Laurent John (Somerset House Studios Programme Coordinator)
Harry Leek (Studio Coordinator)
Eno Inwang (Studios & Digital Administrator)

Eleanor Scott (Head of Digital - maternity leave)
Estela Oliva (Head of Digital – maternity cover)
Helena Geilinger (Digital Producer)
Alannah Chance (Audio Producer)

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)
Freddy Mills (Graphic Designer)

Stephanie Pilling (Head of PR - maternity leave)
Josephine Rodrigues (Head of PR – maternity cover)
Abigail Francis (Senior Press Officer)
Alex Kemsley (Senior Press Officer)
Georgina Collins (Press Officer)
Erica Davletov (Press Assistant)


Mick Figg (Head of Buildings)
Greg Van Duin (Head of Facilities Management)
Jon Piper (Estates Manager)
Victoria Dover (Health and Safety and Estates Coordinator)

Penelope Wilmott (Head of Residents & Retail)
Sarah Coleman (Resident Community Manager)
Jessica Lowe (Buyer and Merchandising Manager - maternity leave)
Izabela Hailey (Buying & Retail Manager- maternity cover)
Aniela Murphy (Resident Liaison Manager - maternity leave)
Helen Corke (Resident Operations Manager – maternity cover)
Rebecca Carberry (Resident Sales & Communications Manager – maternity cover)
Prince Jonathan Mvita Zulu (Receptionist)
Harriet Dopson (Receptionist)
Jelica Obician (Exchange Manager)
Jerrell Cumberbatch (Community Manager – Exchange & Black Business Incubator)
Bart Seng Wen Long (Exchange & Black Business Incubator Administrator)
Yemaya Amadora (Community Development Coordinator – Exchange)
Nastasia Kelly (Resident Coordinator - maternity leave)
Katherine O’Sullivan (Senior Residents Manager)
Laura Dowling (Resident Community Event Coordinator)
Evie Murphy (Resident Administrator)     

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
Karina de Brabant
Felicia Brocklebank
Brendan Finucane QC
Jeremy Joseph
Kanika Kumar
Camilla Lowther
Brooke Metcalfe
Jasmin Pelham
Emma Sherrard Matthew
Yini Zhang