Robert Faulkner, Chair
Rob studied History of Art at school and this has provided him with an appreciation of art and design which has helped him in his professional life. He has been running his own web design and marketing business (Datadial.net) for twenty years, and is a part time ceramicist and sculptor. Rob has been a trustee of Art History Link-Up since the charity was founded in 2017.
Steve Cant, Treasurer
Steve started his career in public transport, became an accountant in 1984 and moved into management consulting in 1990. Steve was a Director with PwC and has run his own Consulting Business (ChangeAgilty Ltd) since 2001. Steve has wide experience across the private, central & local government sectors however since 2012 has worked exclusively in the not-for-profit sector on strategy formulation, project and programme management. Steve is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, a Certified Management Consultant and has a degree in Economics with Technology. In October 2021, Steve was installed as Master of the Worshipful Company of Management Consultants: the Livery Company has supported AHLU with pro bono support via its consultancy and mentoring service for a number of years.
Emma Bowen, Trustee
Emma is Head of History of Art at Wycombe Abbey School and has taught for AHLU on their Art History for Everyone programme at the National Gallery. Whilst studying History at Oxford University she was introduced to the joys of History of Art and went on to complete a part-time Masters at Birkbeck College. She is passionate about making Art History fun and accessible for everyone, and has witnessed first-hand the life changing effects studying this subject can have on young people.
Ferren Gipson, Trustee
Ferren is an art historian, writer, and presenter based in London, UK. She hosts the Art Matters podcast and is a doctoral researcher at SOAS, University of London. Ferren is a researcher and advocate for art education. Her research areas include modern Chinese art history and topics exploring the crossover between pop culture and art. She is also a trustee for Chinese Arts now.
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.
Toby Monk, Trustee
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.
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 Place2Be and of the Dulwich Picture Gallery. He is also a playwright and librettist.
Rosamund Lily West, Trustee
Rosamund is a curator, writer and historian. She currently holds two curatorial positions, as Curator at Kingston Museum and as Documentary Curator at London Transport Museum. Prior to this, she was the Paul Mellon Research Curator at the Royal Society of Sculptors. Having studied History of Art at BA and MA level, Rosamund is currently writing up her part-time PhD on post-war London County Council housing and sculpture, 1943 – 1965, at Kingston University. She is also an Early Career Member of the Royal Historical Society.
“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