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Dominic Loehnis is a specialist executive search consultant for the media sector – spanning broadcast, publishing, and information services sectors, as well as venture capital-backed digital businesses. Dominic co-founded and was Managing Director of Monkey, a TV production company now owned by ComcastNBC. Previously, he was General Manager of AMFMi, a New York-based start-up launched to build an online business out of 450 US radio stations. Earlier in his career, Dominic was a strategy consultant for Booz Allen & Hamilton in New York; a new media strategist for Pearson plc, the British media group; Special Adviser to the UK’s Heritage (now Culture) Secretary; and a reporter for The Daily Telegraph.
Heidi Baravalle specialises in business development across a wide spectrum of industries. She was Managing Director of createthe group, Italy, a digital agency focused on fashion and luxury clients. She previously worked as a management consultant in the United States and Europe. Heidi is a patron of the Roundhouse and a supporter of several art institutions. Heidi has a BA from Harvard College in Government and an MBA from INSEAD.
Micaela Boas graduated with a BA in Latin American Literature from the University of Texas-Austin and an MA in Art and Arts Education from Columbia University. Before moving to London, Micaela was a Programme Director with Teach For America New York and the Arts Director at Explore Charter school in Brooklyn and worked with the schools programs at both the Whitney Museum and MoMA in New York.
Patrick’s expertise is in property development and construction. He is a solicitor and was a partner in the City law firm Macfarlanes for more than a decade until 2011. Since then, he has broadened his skills into business consultancy and project management. He has been a non-executive director/adviser to various companies in the property and hotels/hospitality sectors. Passionate about art and museums, he is also a trustee of the charity responsible for the buildings and infrastructure at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and of the Ragged School Museum Trust in Tower Hamlets.
Sebastian (Seb) James is Senior Vice President, President and Managing Director of Boots. In this role he leads all of the Boots businesses including Boots Opticians across the UK and the Republic of Ireland. Before joining Boots, Seb was Group Chief Executive of Dixons Carphone from August 2014 to January 2018 following the merger of Dixons Retail Group with Carphone Warehouse. Seb is also a Non-Executive Director of Direct Line Insurance Group plc and a trustee of the charity Save the Children.
Oxford based artist and writer Samson Kambalu (b. 1975 Chiradzulu, Malawi), studied at the University of Malawi, Nottingham Trent University and Chelsea College of Art and Design. His work has been exhibited around the world, including Dakar Biennale, Tokyo International Art Festival, and the Liverpool Biennial, and featured in All the World’s Futures, Venice Biennale 2015, curated by Okwui Enwezor. Kambalu’s work is part of the national art collections of Tate, the British Council, and the Contemporary Art Society, and his research fellowships include Yale University and the Smithsonian Institution. He is the winner of Trafalgar Square Fourth Plinth Commission for 2022-2024. Kambalu is an associate professor of fine art at The Ruskin School of Art and fellow at Magdalen College, University of Oxford.
Béatrice taught French at Dulwich College. She was a member of the Advisory Board at Dulwich Picture Gallery with support for education. She sits on the Public Education Committee at RIBA. She chaired a successful appeal for the Quiristers at Winchester College. She is a Trustee of the Contemporary Art Society, sits on its Development Board and co-chairs the Frieze Acquisition Fund. She is a Trustee of the Lovington Foundation. She was born and raised in the Loire Valley (France).
Liz McCarthy is the Head of Campaigns and Digital Communications for the University of Oxford, where she manages digital engagement as well as major research-focused campaigns. Her work ranges widely, from web development projects to taking Oxford research to policymakers, with a healthy dose of analytics and audience research. Originally a trained librarian, she is particularly interested in digital engagement in the cultural sector and digital literacy. Liz’s previous roles have focused on digital engagement at the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford, and the University of Reading. Liz read English & Politics at Scripps College (USA) as well as English literature at Oxford and librianship at University College London (UCL).
Antony Perring is a Chartered Accountant, who has worked primarily in private sector fast growing SMEs. Qualified in 1993, he has worked in a number of sectors, including Retail, Financial Services, Software, and Hospitality. He was Financial Director of Wagamama from 2005 to 2014, and CFO of Leon Restaurants, a founder member of the Sustainable Restaurant Association, from 2015 to 2021. He is currently the CFO at Gordon Ramsey Restaurants. He lives in South Oxfordshire, and has a Psychology degree (Newcastle 1989).
Anna Yang worked as a litigation lawyer for Sullivan & Cromwell in New York, and Freshfields in London. She is on the Advisory Board of McGill University Faculty of Law, has co-chaired the Collections Fund Committee for the Contemporary Art Society for the past two years, and serves on several non-profit boards and committees.