Our Board of Trustees
Board of Trustees (Directors) of Pallant House Gallery (Charitable Company Limited by Guarantee) (November 2017)
Mr John Booth DL FRSA
Chair of the Board of Trustees
John has chaired our Board of Trustees since 2016 and brings experience of a number of sectors including arts and heritage, education and business.
In addition to his key role at Pallant House Gallery, he is currently Chairman of The Prince’s Trust and the London Theatre Company; a Trustee of Tate Gallery, the Arts Foundation and Chatsworth House Trust; Fellow, Merton College, Oxford and member of the Chancellor’s Court, University of Oxford.
John is a venture capital investor and chairs of a number of public and private companies. He is also Deputy Lieutenant for West Sussex and an Ambassador for DePaul International, a charity that supports homeless and disadvantaged people across the world.
He chairs Pallant House Gallery’s Finance & Investment Committee and Coach House Advisory Group and serves on the Nominations and Development Committees.
Ms Jane Weeks
Jane is a Museums and Heritage consultant with over 20 years’ experience in the sector, during which time she has worked with a wide variety of organisations and statutory bodies both in the UK and overseas.
She is currently deputy Chair of the Royal Pavilion and Museums Foundation, Brighton. She is a former chair of the Heritage Lottery Fund Regional Committee for the South East and a former deputy Chair of the Churches Conservation Foundation.
Jane is Deputy Chair of the Pallant House Gallery Trustees; Chair of the Friends of Pallant House Gallery Advisory Group and the Nominations Committee; and serves on the Public Programmes and Coach House Advisory Groups.
Mrs Elizabeth Davis
Elizabeth is a non-practising solicitor, with a broad range of experience in the corporate, charities and not-for-profit sectors. She was formerly a Partner at Blake Morgan LLP and Head of their Charities Team.
Elizabeth also serves on Pallant House Gallery’s Finance & Investment and Audit & Risk Committee.
Mr Aki Abiola
Aki is an Executive Director of Morgan Stanley and has worked in investment banking for 15 years. A keen sports enthusiast, he has represented England in both Athletics and Rugby at junior level. Aki is a graduate of Cambridge University, where he read History, and joins Pallant House as the youngest member of the Board, bringing experience as an avid collector and member of one of Tate’s Acquisition Committees.
Cllr Clare Apel
Clare is a long-standing City and District Councillor. She was Mayor of Chichester in 1996/97 and for the last eight years she chaired the Scrutiny Committee on the District Council. In May 2019, she became Deputy Chair of Chichester District Council and is Chair of Community Affairs on the City Council. In addition to her political career, Clare worked for 30 years in the pharmaceutical industry.
Clare also serves on Pallant House Gallery’s Audit & Risk Committee.
Ms Ruth Butler
Ruth is a Chartered Architect, RIBA Client Adviser and Design Council Built Environment Expert.
She runs her own architecture practice, based in Hampshire, which is committed to sustainable design and low-energy architecture. Her portfolio includes a number of community projects focused on education, health and leisure.
Ruth also serves on Pallant House Gallery’s Coach House Advisory Group.
Mr Adrian Clark
A solicitor by profession, Adrian is the author of numerous books and articles on 20th century British art.
He is also Chairman of Churches Conservation Foundation, a charity which supports the conservation of religious buildings of historic and architectural importance and a Trustee of Child Health Research.
Adrian also serves on Pallant House Gallery’s Collections & Exhibitions and Development Advisory Groups.
Mr. Zachary Leonard
Zach is Chief Executive, Independent Digital News & Media, Ltd., and a Board Director of the Newspaper Licensing Association (NLA Media Access). He holds an MA in the History of Art and is a former Trustee of the Contemporary Art Society.
Zach also serves on Pallant House Gallery’s Commercial & Communications and Collections & Exhibitions Advisory Groups.
Mr Charles D Z Martin
Charles has been a Senior Partner at Macfarlanes LLP since 2008, specialising in international Mergers and Acquisitions. He is a Trustee of Outside In and of The Visitor’s Art Foundation.
Mr Roger Mavity
Roger is a writer and photographer. He started his career in advertising, founding Mavity Gilmore Advertising in the early 1980s and was subsequently CEO, Granada Leisure; Chairman, Citigate PR; and CEO, The Conran Group.
He is a former trustee of the William Morris Gallery and The Photographers Gallery.
Roger is Chair of Pallant House Gallery’s Commercial & Communications Advisory Group.
Ms Andrea Rose
Andrea is an art historian and writer. She is the former Director of Visual Arts, British Council and is currently Deputy Chair, the Royal Drawing School; Trustee, Koestler Arts (previously the Koestler Trust); Director, Burlington Magazine Publications; and Trustee of Picture People.
Andrea is Chair of Pallant House Gallery’s Collections & Exhibitions Advisory Group.
Ms Jackie Russell
Jackie is a non-Executive Director of a number of public and private companies, and is a Trustee of the Guggenheim UK Charitable Trust.
She is Chair of Pallant House Gallery’s Development Advisory Group, and serves on the Coach House Advisory Group.
The Rt. Hon. Lord Tyrie of Chichester
Andrew has been Chairman of the Competition and Markets Authority since June 2018. He was MP for Chichester from 1997 to 2017. He is a former Chairman of the Treasury Select Committee, and was Chairman of the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards.
Andrew serves on Pallant House Gallery’s Finance and Investment Committee.