Caroline Worthington, Director
Caroline has worked with artists throughout her career as a curator. She brings a wealth of experience gained while leading two independent, non-profit organisations. As Chief Executive of Bexley Heritage Trust for six years, she ran two historic houses and introduced a contemporary art programme, featuring the work of artists including Gavin Turk, Laura Ford, and Joana Vasconcelos among others. Prior to that she was the Director of the Florence Nightingale Museum on London’s South Bank, where she raised funds and oversaw a complete redesign and re-launch in 2010.
Rachel Bagnall-Bray, Volunteer Coordinator
Rachel joins the Society having gained extensive experience in volunteer management through roles with English Heritage at Apsley House and the Wellington Arch, as well as at the UCL Grant Museum of Zoology. After achieving a 1st class BA Hons in English Literature at Cardiff University, Rachel gained a Masters in Cultural Heritage Studies. Rachel is also the Volunteer Development Officer of Fulham Palace Trust.
Works Thurs/ Fri
Lorraine Pajak, Awards and Events Manager
Lorraine has a background in commercial galleries, museums and arts membership organisations. Her experience includes managing an art libraries society based at the National Art Library, Victoria & Albert Museum. Lorraine holds a BA (Hons) in History and Theory of Art and an MA in Arts Policy and Management.
Dan Curtis, Learning and Participation Officer
Dan has developed and lead art education programs at institutions across London, including the V&A and New London Architecture. He has also worked as an artist in residence and tutored in schools and colleges. After completing his MFA in Fine Art in Wimbledon he was awarded the Outset X Studio Makers Prize and the Clifford Chance University of the Arts London Sculpture award.
Louise Sanders, Membership and Communications Manager
Louise brings valuable experience from the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists as well as roles in a variety of arts, publishing and communications roles. With a BA Hons in Fine Art at Birmingham Institute of Art & Design and a CIM Professional Marketing Diploma, Louise enjoys working with artists and managing communications for the Society’s membership.
Alex Hugo, Exhibitions Co-ordinator
With a background in theatre, arts and cultural heritage, Alex has gained a broad experience in the planning, development, administration and management of projects, exhibitions, buildings and teams across a variety of galleries, museums, parks and heritage sites . She has curated exhibitions of contemporary visual, applied and public art and managed public art collections across England and Wales.
Peter Boyse, Head of Finance
Peter has worked in finance for over twenty years, focusing principally on charities and small businesses. His experience ranges from a museum and theatre company to a music school and independent record company. Peter works part-time for the Society, spending the rest of the week with two other organisations.
Works Wed/ Fri
Rosamund Lily West, Paul Mellon Research Curator
Rosamund has a background in museum collections roles, public engagement and academic research. With an MA in history of art from the University of York, Rosamund is currently doing a part-time PhD at Kingston University on the post-war London County Council’s patronage of public art within housing schemes. Rosamund is leading our project to celebrate the lives, careers and legacies of the pioneering women at the heart of the Society.