Toby Monk, Chair
Toby is currently a Director at Christie’s, overseeing Global Recruitment and Engagement. He also sits on the global committee for Equality Diversity & Inclusion and chairs the Corporate Social Responsibility committee for EMEA. Toby has an MBA, holds Chartered Manager status, is CIPD Qualified and has a degree in Economics and Social History.
Katherine Taylor, Vice Chair
Katherine is Pfizer UK’s Patient Advocacy lead, working with organisations that champion the needs of patients across multiple conditions. She is formerly Chief Executive of Ovarian Cancer Action. During her career in the third sector she saw at first hand the importance of widening participation in art education. Katherine studied History of Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art following her MA in History from Trinity College, Cambridge.
Zainab Hakim, Secretary
Zainab is a solicitor specialising in employment law. She acts for companies and individuals across a range of industries. She has worked on complex discrimination cases brought under the Equality Act and is passionate about equality and diversity. Prior to embarking on her legal career, Zainab studied History of Art at University College London and worked as a programme director for an educational charity, teaching in inner city state schools across the world. Zainab is thrilled to be working with Art History Link-Up as she is passionate about increasing access to the best subject in the world!
Taymoor Atighetchi, Trustee
Born in London, Taymoor is British-Iranian and grew up on Portobello Road where he was the market’s youngest antique dealer. Taymoor went on to study History of Art at the University of Cambridge and whilst there, co-founded ‘The Tab.’ In 2015, he saw a gap in the market, which led to Papier being born, a category-defining stationery brand for paper people all over the world. Taymoor is CEO of Papier and attributes much of his success to his background in art history and visual culture. He is passionate about widening access to the arts and associated careers for all.
Georgina Bexon, Trustee
Georgina is an art historian specialising in the modern and contemporary art of South Asia, and has lived and worked in Europe, the USA and Singapore. Her practice includes lecturing, writing, consulting and collecting and she is a visiting lecturer at UK universities and international art institutions. She is a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Arts Scholars, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society. Georgina’s previous career was as an executive and producer in the opera, classical music and musical theatre industries.
Caroline Costin Wright, Trustee
Caroline worked at the National Gallery in London. In 2020, she launched the Young Ambassadors, the National Gallery’s young patrons programme to engage a new audience with historic art and to highlight the contemporary relevance of Old Master paintings. She studied History & Literature at Harvard University and has served on the Board of Directors of the Harvard Club of the United Kingdom since 2012. She is currently Chair of the Schools and Scholarship Committee, overseeing Harvard’s outreach efforts and interviewing in the U.K Caroline and her dog Tiber are two of Pets as Therapy’s longest serving volunteers, visiting children at Great Ormond Street Hospital and running a Read2Dogs programme at state schools in London.
Kate Gordon, Trustee
Kate is the founder and CEO of London Art Studies and co-founder of the Association of Women in the Arts. A Trustee of The Art Academy and Chair of Serpentine Patrons, she is also Senior Advisor (Arts) to Cancer Research UK and a member of Chelsea & Westminster Hospital’s CW+ Design Board. Kate is passionate about making art education accessible to all and is honoured to be a trustee of Art History Link-Up.
Dr Judith Jammers, Trustee
Judith is Head of Art History at Highgate School. She has a PGCE, has worked as an examiner for AQA and Pearson and is extremely familiar with the delivery and assessment of the art history syllabus. Her aim, however, is to teach as often as possible in the museums, galleries and the real built environment. Judith studied Art History, Classical Archaeology and Philosophy of Religion at Freie Universität Berlin and gained her PhD in History of Art from Humboldt Universität Berlin. She believes that access to visual art for all people is more important now than ever.
Ngân Jones, Trustee
Ngân is a Finance Professional who currently works for a private equity firm. Previously she worked for a number of UK Government departments after graduating from the University of Cambridge with Economics degrees and gaining her accounting qualification at PwC. In her free time, she is a blogger and writer, with has a keen interest in theatre and art.
Sophie Odenthal, Trustee
Sophie is a former Junior Policy Fellow of Cambridge University’s Centre for Science and Policy, and holds an MA in Classics from Emmanuel College, the University of Cambridge. Sophie has worked in the Office of the Chief Executive and Chairman at NatWest Group, and at HM Treasury.
Dr Joe Spence, Trustee
Joe is the Master of Dulwich College and co-director of the Southwark Schools’ Learning Partnership. He was formerly Head Master of Oakham School, Rutland, and Master in College at Eton College. He is a trustee of the Mark Evison Foundation and of the Dulwich Picture Gallery. He is also a playwright and librettist.
“I am very happy that our programme of outreach classes will have such a direct and immediate positive outcome: I wish Art History Link-Up great success.”
Pontus Rosén, former Chief Executive of the Association for Art History