Staff List

The National Portrait Gallery has 176 full-time employees across all disciplines of conservation, collections management, archive, education, information, public relations and development, buildings maintenance, information, administration, publishing, warding, retail and catering. Approximately 46 part-time and temporary staff are employed throughout the year in addition to approximately 15 volunteers at any one time.

Emailing: all staff email addresses are structured in the style first letter of first name and full surname (without spaces, hyphens or any other punctuation sign) followed by ""  (eg for John O'Brien-Smith).

Please refer to the contact us page to find the correct person to help with your enquiry.


Dr Nicholas Cullinan, Director

Helen Hillman, Manager, Director's Office (on leave)

Eleanor Darton-Moore, Manager, Director's Office (maternity cover)

Jo Frazer, Administrative Assistant


Tarnya Cooper, Chief Curator and 16th Century Curator

Catharine MacLeod, 17th Century Curator

Lucy Peltz, 18th Century Curator

Peter Funnell, 19th Century Curator & Head of Research Programmes

Paul Moorhouse, 20th Century Curator

Sarah Howgate, Contemporary Curator

Phillip Prodger, Head of Photographs Collection

Clare Freestone, Associate Curator of Photographs

Helen Trompeteler, Assistant Curator of Photographs

Georgia Atienza, Photographs Cataloguer

Constantia Nicolaides, Photographs Cataloguer

Imogen Lyons, Photographs Cataloguer and Research Assistant

Jacob Simon, Researcher

Carol Blackett-Ord, Researcher, Late Victorian Catalogue

Jan Marsh, Researcher, Late Victorian Catalogue

Rosie Broadley, Associate Curator

Rab MacGibbon, Associate Curator

Elizabeth Heath, Assistant Curator (Research)

Ruth Brimacombe, Associate Curator (Research Coordinator)

Jane Eade, Associate Curator, 16th Century

Charlotte Bolland, Project Curator (Making Art in Tudor Britain)

Lucy Wood, Assistant Curator, 19th and 20th Century and Contemporary

Emily Burns, Assistant Curator (Van Dyck)

Tanya Bentley, Curatorial Office Assistant

Tessa Kilgarriff, Collaborative Doctoral Award Candidate

Louise Stewart, Curatorial Assistant



Jude Simmons, Head of Design

Ian Gardner, Designer

Natalia Calvocoressi, Designer

Austin Barlow, Designer

James Cunninghame-Graham, Assistant Designer (casual)

Jodie Munns, Design Studio Assistant Apprentice

Digital Programmes

David Saywell, Head of Digital Programmes

Emanuel De Freitas, New Media Manager

Lanny Madhavan, New Media Assistant

Zaheen Qaiser, Digital Collections Content Co-ordinator

Alice Ross, Digital Collections Content Co-ordinator

Emma Cavalier, Digitisation Manager

Victoria Miller, Digitisation Officer

Edward Lyon, Digitisation Officer

Julia Bell, Collections Database Manager

Lizz Dawson, Database and Collections Management Assistant

Exhibitions & Collections

Sarah Tinsley, Director of Exhibitions & Collections

Sarah Howell-Smith, Executive Assistant, Curatorial, Exhibitions & Collections


Rosie Wilson, Head of Exhibitions

Michelle Greaves, Exhibitions Manager

Eloise Stewart, Exhibitions Manager

Melanie Pilbrow, International Tours Manager (on leave)

Tessa Brown, International Tours Manager (maternity cover)

Clementine Williamson, Exhibitions Manager (Competitions)

Michael Barrett, Exhibitions Assistant

Ulrike Wachsmann, Exhibitions Assistant


Collection Services

Penny Hughes, Head of Collections Services

Juliet French, Acquisitions Registrar (on leave)

Paulina Shearing, Acquisitions Registrar

Ruth Slaney, Acquisitions Assistant

Stephen Huyton, Project Acquisitions Assistant

National Programmes

Laura Down, Head of National Programmes

Abigail Townsend, National Programmes Assistant

David McNeff, Loans Registrar

Imogen Haines, Loans Assistant

Caroline Pegum, Researcher/Co-ordinator, Understanding British Portraits network

John Leslie,


Richard Hallas, Senior Conservation Manager

Pat Jackson, Senior Conservator: Sculpture

Helen White, Senior Conservator: Paintings

Laura Hinde, Conservator: Paintings

Lucie Page, Conservator: Works on Paper

Katya Belaia, Freelance Project Conservator: Paintings

Amanda Paulley, Freelance Project Conservator: Paintings

Sophie Plender, Freelance Project Conservator: Paintings

Nicole Ryder, Freelance Project Conservator: Paintings

Polly Saltmarsh, Freelance Project Conservator: Paintings

Stuart Ager, Frame Conservation Manager

Claire Pearson, Conservator: Frames

Laura Haines, Assistant Conservator: Frames

Sam Brown, Freelance Conservation Technician: Works on Paper

Picture & Sculpture Conservation

Art Handling

Karl Lydon, Art Handling Manager

Neil Andrews, Art Handling Technician

Julian Buchan, Art Handling Technician

Danny Horner, Art Handling Technician

Peter Norman, Art Handling Technician

Matthew Wooller, Art Handling Technician

Archive and Library

Robin Francis, Head of Archive & Library

Joseph Ripp, Librarian

Paul Cox, Associate Curator (Reference Collection)

Erika Ingham, Assistant Curator (Reference Collection)

Julia Webb, Assistant Curator (Cataloguer)

Bryony Millan, Archivist

Christina Tse, Assistant Archivist and Records Manager

Kristina Macdonald, Library Assistant

Francesca Odell, Library Assistant

Jack Gleeson, Library Assistant


Liz Smith, Director of Participation and Learning

Helen Whiteoak, Head of Participation

Justine McLisky, Head of Young People

Rachel Moss, Young People’s Programmes Manager

Roshni Hirani, Young People’s Programmes Assistant

Yejide Akinade, Learning Services Manager

Katherine Custard, Learning Services Co-ordinator

Jessica Debba, Learning Services Assistant

Thomas Knowles, Learning Services Assistant

Fiona Smith, Adult Programmes Officer

Pippa Couch, Schools Programmes Manager

Liz Rideal, Art Resources Developer

Tanja Gangar, Learning Manager, Art

Rosie Burley, Access & Community Manager

Ruth Clarke, Participation Project Manager

Jan Cullen, Family Programmes Manager

Andrea Easey, Interpretation Editor

Bartosz Dylewski, A/V and Lecture Theatre Technician

Matthew Lewis, Digital Participation Producer

Cristina Escalona, Learning Services Assistant

Hazel Basran, Access and Community Assistant

Penny Jones, Van Dyck Programme Co-ordinator

Anna Linch, Participation Project Co-ordinator: Giacometti

Dawn Purkiss, Learning Facilitator

Communications & Development

Pim Baxter, Director of Communications & Development

Helen Corcoran, Manager, Communications


Denise Vogelsang, Head of Communications

Neil Evans, Media Relations Manager

Sylvia Ross, Press Officer

Nick Budden, Marketing Manager

Scott Morris, Digital Communications Officer


Maddie Gibson, Head of Events

Madolyn Grove, Senior Events Manager

Rhian Pressley, Events Manager

Dan Isitt, Corporate Development Manager

Amy Dall, Corporate Development and Events Assistant

Gregory Batsleer, Artistic Director, Choir in Residence

Lucy Cronin, Administrator, Choir in Residence

Will Dutta, Creative Programmer, Friday Night Music


Naomi Conway, Head of Development

Jane Chambers, Senior Development Manager - Corporate and Major Projects

Sarah Moir, Development Manager

Mairi Sinclair, Corporate Development Manager

Daniel Isitt, Corporate Development Manager

Samuel Coote, Individual Giving Manager, Catalyst & Appeals

Stacey Ogg, Individual Giving Manager

Lucy Shaw, Patrons Officer

Catherine Yexley, Senior Trust Fundraising Manager

Susie Holden, Trust Fundraising Manager

Rebecca Nicholl, Trust Fundraising Officer

Holly Reed, Project Co-ordinator, Inspiring People

Dale Ellis, Membership & Gift Aid Manager

Anna Maria Foster, Membership Officer

Emily Worth, Membership Administrator


Lee Winters, Director of Operations and Resources

David Addington, Contracts, Commercial and Procurement Manager

Information Technology

Robert McCracken, Head of IT

Andrew Pope, IT Infrastructure Specialist

Kevin Day, Application Specialist

Mark Mesa, Client Services Specialist

Bernard Ovu, IT Systems Support Analyst

Building Services

Allan Tyrrell, Engineering Manager 

John Dawson, Building Services Co-ordinator

Mark Ludlow, Building Services Engineer

Paul Playle, Facilities Manager

Fraser Burchill, Handyperson

Plant maintenance 

Visitor Services and Security

Adrian Jackson, Head of Visitor Services and Security

Kim Francis, Senior Visitor Services Operations Manager

Eileen Restall, Security Manager

Steven Payne, Sales and Ticketing Manager

Jennifer Hopkins, Visitor Services Operations Manager

Emma Burgess, Ticking Operations Manager

Jane Riddell, Ticketing Operations Manager

Victoria Leyshon, Visitor Services Operations Manager

Jack Brill, Visitor Services Operations Manager

Emma James, Visitor Services Operations Manager

Lauren Gillham, Visitor Services Operations Manager (on leave)

Adam Norris, Visitor Services Operations Manager

Samantha Teatheredge, Visitor Services Co-ordinator

Chris Berry, Control Room Manager


Caroline Wynter, Head of Personnel (on leave)

Shamailla Rashid, Human Resources Manager

Llorett Kemplen, Training & Development Manager 

Sally Moore, Human Resources Officer

Inderjit Gill, Recruitment and HR Officer

Krystal Francis, Human Resources and Recruitment Assistant


Nick Hanks, Director of Finance and Planning

Helen Smith, Financial Controller

Richard Youell, Payroll Officer

Sonal Karim, Purchase Ledger Officer

Peter Beadle, Sales Ledger Officer

Nicky Rihal, Management and Planning Accountant

Kitty Dixon, Assistant Management & Planning Accountant

Michelle Chardin, Assistant Financial Controller

Emannuel Danso, Finance Assistant


Robert Carr-Archer, Director of Trading

Pamela Jahn, Assistant to the Director of Trading

Nicola Saunders, Head of Business Development

Perry Bushell, Head of Retail


Christopher Tinker, Managing Editor

Sarah Ruddick, Senior Editor

Andrew Roff, Editor

Ruth Müller-Wirth, Production Manager

Kathleen Bloomfield, Editorial & Production Assistant

Hattie Clarke, Marketing Co-ordinator

Georgina Polonski, Sales Executive

Rights & Images Office

Matthew Bailey, Rights & Images Manager

Gudrun Muller, Intellectual Property Officer

Emma Butterfield, Senior Rights & Images Officer

Elizabeth Taylor, Rights & Images Officer

Retail (Shop)

Rachael Tate, Merchandising & Buying Manager (on leave)

Ana-Maria Perez de Rada, Acting Buyer

Zuzu Dowd, Buying Assistant

Andrew Smith, Retail Operations Manager

Linda Fu, Assistant Retail Manager

Emma Delaney, Assistant Retail Manager

Terence Stewart, Ecommerce and Stores Co-ordinator

Kieran Wakeman, Stores Assistant

Gemma Oliver, Warehouse and online Assistant


Thomas  Knowles