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Anna worked as a litigation lawyer at Sullivan and Cromwell (NY) and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (London). She was a trustee of Public Interest Law Network from 2016 to 2019, and a member of its Finance Committee. Anna has been a trustee of Contemporary Art Society since 2016 and Chair of its Finance Committee since 2019. She was previously Co-Chair of the CAS Collections Fund Committee (2016-2019). She is a member of the European Advisory Board of McGill University, and a governor of St Thomas Federation, a federation of three state schools in North Kensington.
Rebecca Achieng Ajulu-Bushell
Rebecca Achieng Ajulu-Bushell is an ex-elite athlete who swam for both Great Britain and Kenya over a 10-year career. She is a former British Champion, world number one, and the first Black woman to ever swim for Great Britain. Honoured in Forbes 30 Under 30 Class of 2023 in the Social Impact category, Rebecca is also the CEO of the 10,000 Interns Foundation, a non-profit that champions underrepresented talent by creating paid internship opportunities, over 5,000 in just three years with over 700 companies all across the UK. Prior to this, she founded and ran NKG, a creative strategy and media agency focused on social change projects. Rebecca studied Fine Art at the University of Oxford, Brasenose College and has continued to be involved in the creative world as a filmmaker and writer. Her 2019 documentary, Breakfast in Kisumu, which she directed and produced, premiered at renowned film festival, IDFA, and her essay, Hegemanic America – on immigration and interracial relationships – won the 2021 US, ‘Justice For’ Essay prize. Her first book, These Heavy Black Bones – about her history-making swimming career – will be published by Canongate in June 2024.
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.
Christina is a Legal 500 listed family lawyer and partner of Oxfordshire firm HMG Law. HMG have been corporate sponsors of Modern Art Oxford for many years and Christina has been a keen supporter of the gallery since moving to Oxfordshire in 2014. Christina is currently the Chair of Oxfordshire Resolution (the Association of Family Lawyers) and sits on the Resolution Standards Committee and is the local practitioner representative on the Local Family Justice Board. Christina has an MA in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh and postgraduate qualifications from Oxford Brookes University and The University of Law.
Jenny Garcia worked in marketing for Viacom, Turner Broadcasting, Citibank and a tech start-up. She has been a volunteer leader for several charities, non-profit organisations and schools both in the United States and the UK. Most recently, she served on the Executive Committee for a highly successful fundraising campaign which raised $100M. Jenny has a BA in English Literature from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Columbia University.
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.
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).