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Rosie Cooper (she/her), Director
Lorna O'Brien (she/her), Deputy Director
Amy Jones, (they/she), Curator
Ruth Dorber (she/her), Assistant Curator
Michaela D'Agati (she/her), Young People's Programme Coordinator
Gabby Gilmore (she/her), Resource and Enterprise Co-ordinator
Fiona Colvile (she/her), Programme and Operations Assistant
Lucy Rose Shaftain-Fenner (she/her), Digital Producer
Brendan Cavaciuti (he/him), Site and Environmental Futures Manager
Natasha Ruwona (she/her), Syllabus Coordinator
Lottie Poulet (she/her), Housekeeper and Caretaker
Annette Sime (she/her), Finance Manager

Click below for individual staff biographies.

Staff details

As a registered charity, Wysing is governed by a Board of Trustees: 

Terry Brooks was one of four founding directors of Wysing in 1989. He served as its chair from 1994 to June 2002. 

Louise Benson, Trustee 

Louise Benson is Director of Digital at ArtReview. A writer and editor based in London, she was formerly the deputy editor at Elephant magazine, where she led critical conversations on the intersection of the arts with race, sex, class and gender. From 2014 to 2017 she was the editor-in-chief of POSTmatter, and has previously worked at both Monocle and Vice. She is also the co-founder of Scenic Views, an interiors magazine that explores overlooked design histories.

Board of Trustees

Rummana Naqvi Ladak, Trustee 

Rummana Naqvi Ladak is Head of Individual Giving at National Portrait Gallery. Prior to this she was Development Manager, Major Gifts at The National Gallery and Individual Development Manager at Whitechapel Gallery where, in 2012, she launched the gallery’s young patrons group First Futures and worked on its endowment Future Fund. She joined the board in 2018.

Harold Offeh, Trustee 

Harold Offeh is an artist whose work encompasses performance, social practice, video and photography. He studied at the University of Brighton and the Royal College of Art, London. He has shown widely both in the UK and abroad and joined the Board in March 2018.

Celia Willoughby, Trustee 

Celia has been working in sustainability and environmental science for seven years, and will be using her expertise in the field to help with Wysing’s environmental strategy. She also co-founded the monthly queer performance night Club Urania in collaboration with Wysing Arts Centre and Cambridge Junction, and chairs the new Cambridge-based queer-led arts collective HESTIA. 

Laura Wright, Chair 

Laura Wright is the CEO of The Postal Museum, London: an interactive, family-friendly museum which recently became part of the National Portfolio funded by the Arts Council. The museum is widely recognised for its partnership working with communities and disability groups and it has won awards for inclusivity. She was previously CEO of Tate Enterprises Ltd, focusing on retail, publishing, brand licensing and product development. This followed previous commercial roles at Tate and, before that, at the National Portrait Gallery and the Institute of Contemporary Arts

Working in values driven organisations is important and meaningful for Laura. She believes that museums should be a lively part of people’s lives, engaging them in past history, present day conundrums and future ambitions. She is a trustee for the Association of Cultural Enterprises and the International Association of Transport and Communication Museums and a past trustee of Turner Contemporary. 

For trustee enquiries, email info@wysingartscentre.org