A crowd assembled for the launch of 'UTOPIA 2016'

Our Team

The Director of Somerset House Trust is Jonathan Reekie CBE.


William Sieghart CBE (Chair)
Judy Gibbons (Deputy Chair)
Brian Eno
Carol Fairweather
Paul Goswell
Sir Malcolm Grant                                   
Melanie Hall QC
Jon Higgins
James Lambert                         
Marcus Lyon                     
Caroline Michel                  
Julien Sevaux                                              


Jonathan Reekie CBE (Director)
Emma Hall (Executive Assistant to the Directorate)

Corporate Events and Development

Diana Spiegelberg (Deputy Director)

Jenny Freestone (Head of Corporate Events)
Stephanie Bevan-Moss (Deputy Head of Corporate Events)
Kara Clark (Deputy Head of Corporate Events)
Amy Bowden (Business Development Manager)
Philippa King-Williams (Event Manager)
Rebecca Moore (Event Manager)
Gemma Veitch (Event Planner)
Melissa MacDonald (Event Executive)
Luci Sorrell (Event Executive)
Sophie Albon (Events Administrator)

Leonora Gummer (Donor Development)
Hannah Struve (Brand Partnership Manager)
Amy Warner (Development Manager)

Finance, HR, Legal and IT

Susan Johnston (Chief Operating Officer)

Darren Heath (Head of Legal & Business Affairs)

Debbie Hackney (Head of Finance)
Kirsty Hunt (Business Services Manager/Finance System Implementation Manager)
Liyun Ye (Business Analyst)
Rachel Alexander (Data and Processes Migration Lead)
Thomas Lewis (Assistant Business Analyst)
Kamal Surti (Business Services Assistant)

Charlotte Rakhit (HR Manager)
Farhana Begum (HR Officer)
Sophie Albon (HR Administrator) 

Stuart Winter (Head of IT)
Richard Archer (IT Team Leader)

Cultural Programme

Ceri Hand (Director of Programmes)

Georgia Ward (Head of Exhibitions)
Claire Catterall (Senior Curator)
Jonathan Powell (Curator)
Melissa Pellico (Assistant Curator)
Berta Zubrickaite (Exhibitions Coordinator)
Alice Quine (Exhibitions Assistant)
Grace Perrett (Exhibitions Assistant)

Karishma Rafferty (Curator: Public Realm & Partnerships)

Sophie Hewlett (Head of Producing)
Joanna Green (née Holwell) (Producer)
Paul Elam (Producer)
Cat Stroud (Producing Coordinator)

Ian Nolan (Head of Event Production)
Thomas Malcherczyk (Technical Production Manager)

Catherine Ritman-Smith (Head of Learning and Skills)
Sophie Greenstreet (Learning and Events Programmer)
Verity Richards (Participation and Outreach Coordinator)
George Collum (Learning Producer)
Sophia Hinton-Lever (Learning and Skills Coordinator)

Somerset House Studios

Marie McPartlin (Director, Somerset House Studios)
Zara Truss Giles (Studio Manager)
Stella Sideli (Artist Producer)
Leonara Manyangadze (Programme Producer)
Huw Thomas (Studio Assistant)
Laurent John (Events Assistant)

Marketing and Press

Tom Robertson (Director of Marketing and Digital)
Richard Thompson (Marketing Manager)
Daniel Roberts (Website Manager)
Eleanor Scott (Digital Content Producer)
Kirstin Hay (2D Print and Design Manager)
Jian Wei Lim (Marketing Officer)
Kyle Jarvis (Ticketing & CRM Manager)
Hayley Spindler (Ticketing & CRM Officer)

Josephine Rodrigues (Director of PR)
Stephanie Pilling (née Lilley) (Deputy Head of PR)
Frances Teehan (Senior Press Officer)
Abigail Francis (Junior Press Officer)

Property & Visitor Experience

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

Penelope Wilmott (Head of Tenants & Retail)
Sarah Coleman (Resident Community Manager)
Jessica Lowe (née Linehan) (Buyer and Merchandising Manager)
Aniela Murphy (Resident Liaison Manager)
Nastasia Tryphonos (Resident Coordinator)
Laura Dowling (Exchange and Resident Coordinator)
Jo Heap (Bookshop Manager)
Amy Austin (Retail Buyers Administrator)
Amy Perrett (Receptionist)
Sally Dracott (Receptionist)

Lee Thomson (Head of Visitor Experience)
Caroline Carter (Volunteer Programme Manager)
Heather Hammer (Visitor Experience Manager)
James Loweth (Visitor Experience Manager)
Hannah Downton (Visitor Experience Administrator)