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.
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.
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!
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.
Emma Bowen, Trustee
Emma is Head of History of Art and Deputy Head of Sixth Form (Enrichment) 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.
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 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.
“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