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

Gabriella Swaffield, Manager, Director's Office

Mia Williams, Administrative Assistant


Tarnya Cooper, Curatorial Director

Louise Stewart, Cross Collections Curator

Tanya Bentley, Curatorial and Administrative Assistant

Peter Funnell, Head of Research and Senior Curator

Carol Blackett-Ord, Researcher, Late Victorian Catalogue

Jan Marsh, Researcher, Late Victorian Catalogue

Elizabeth Heath, Assistant Curator (Research)(on leave)

Joseph Ripp, Librarian

Paul Cox, Associate Curator (Reference Collection/Prints)

Erika Ingham, Assistant Curator (Reference Collection)

Bryony Millan, Senior Archive and Library Manager

Carys Lewis, Archivist

Paulina Jedwabska, Records and Freedom of Information Manager

Christina Tse, Assistant Archivist and Records Manager

Jack Gleeson, Library Assistant

Jacob Simon, Researcher

Lucy Peltz, Head of Collections Displays (Tudor to Regency) and Senior Curator 18th Century Collections

Catharine MacLeod, Senior Curator 17th Century Collections

Charlotte Bolland, Collections Curator 16th Century

Rab MacGibbon, Associate Curator (1600-1837)

Sarah Howgate, Senior Curator Contemporary Collections

Rosie Broadley, Collections Curator 19th Century (on leave)

Lucy Wood, Assistant Curator (1910-Contemporary)

Phillip Prodger, Head of Photographs Collection

Clare Freestone, Associate Photographs Curator (Acquisitions and Collections)

Sabina Jaskot-Gill, Associate Curator, Photographs

Georgia Atienza, Assistant Curator, Photographs (Acquisitions and Collections)

Constantia Nicolaides, Assistant Curator, Photographs (Content and Interpretation) (maternity leave)

Emily Burns, Assistant Curator (Van Dyck)

Tessa Kilgarriff, Collaborative Doctoral Award Candidate

Helena Cuss, Curatorial Assistant


Jude Simmons, Head of Design

Ian Gardner, Designer

Natalia Calvocoressi, Designer

Austin Barlow, Designer

James Cunninghame-Graham, Designer

Jodie Munns, Design Studio Apprentice

Digital Programmes

David Saywell, Head of Digital Programmes

Emanuel De Freitas, New Media Manager

Lanny Madhavan, New Media Officer

Zaheen Qaiser, Digital Collections Content Co-ordinator

Alice Ross, Digital Collections Content Co-ordinator

Dawn Kanter, Digital Collections Content Co-ordinator

Emma Cavalier, Digitisation Manager

Victoria Miller, Digitisation Officer

Edward Lyon, Digitisation Officer

Lizz Dawson, Collections Database Manager

Sarah Kirkham, Collections Database 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

Andrew Horn, Exhibitions Manager

Melanie Pilbrow, International Tours Manager

Clementine Williamson, Exhibitions Manager (Competitions)

Ulrike Wachsmann, Exhibitions Officer

Jenny Foot, Exhibitions Officer

Alice Bell, Exhibitions Apprentice

Collection Services

Edward Purvis, Head of Collections Services

Ruth Slaney, Acquisitions and Displays Registrar

Alex Shapley, Assistant Acquisitions and Displays Registrar

National Programmes

Laura Down, Head of National Programmes

Elizabeth Brooke, National Programmes Assistant

David McNeff, Loans Registrar

Richard Dark, Loans Assistant (maternity cover)

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

John Leslie, Exhibitions Manager


Richard Hallas, Senior Conservation Manager

Pat Jackson, Senior Conservator: Sculpture

Helen White, Senior Conservator: Paintings

Laura Hinde, Conservator: Paintings

Abbey Granville, Assistant Conservator: Paintings

Eleanor Johnson, Conservator: Works on Paper

Stuart Ager, Frame Conservation Manager

Claire Irvine, Conservator: Frames

Laura Haines, Assistant Conservator: Frames

Art Handling

Karl Lydon, Art Handling Manager

Danny Horner, Art Handling Technician

Mark Evans, Art Handling Technician

Matthew Wooller, Art Handling Technician

James Lindley, Art Handling Technician


Liz Smith, Director of Participation and Learning

Helen Whiteoak, Head of Participation

Justine McLisky, Head of Young People

Yejide Akinade, Learning Services Manager

Samantha Moore, Learning Services Coordinator

Alison Wood, Learning Services Assistant

Maria Gomez-Diez, Learning Services Assistant

Fiona Smith, Adult Programmes Manager

Thomas Knowles, Adult Programmes Assistant

Pippa Couch, Schools Programmes Manager

Liz Rideal, Art Resources Developer

Tanja Gangar, Learning Manager, Art

Natalie Franklin, Learning Manager, Art

Rosie Burley, Access & Community Manager

Jan Cullen, Family Programmes Manager

Andrea Easey, Interpretation Editor

Bartosz Dylewski, A/V and Lecture Theatre Technician

Matthew Lewis, Digital Participation Producer

Hazel Basran, Access and Community Assistant

Penny Jones, Van Dyck Programme Co-ordinator

Communications & Development

Pim Baxter OBE, Deputy Director

Helen Corcoran, Manager, Communications (on leave)


Denise Vogelsang, Head of Communications

Laura McKechan, Senior Communications Manager

Neil Evans, Media Relations Manager

Scott Morris, Digital Communications Manager

Billy Ward, Communications Assistant

Emily Summerscale, Marketing Manager

Miranda Banfield, Marketing Assistant

Anna Maria Foster, Membership & Gift Aid Manager

Cassandra Makris, Membership Administrator


Madolyn Grove, Head of Events

Vanessa Steel, Senior Events Manager

Miranda Bridges, Events Manager

Amy Dall, Events Officer

Will Dutta, Creative Programmer, Friday Night Music


Melanie Aram, Head of Major Gifts and Appeals

Jessica Litwin, Head of Corporate Development

Mairi Sinclair, Corporate Development Manager

Daniel Isitt, Corporate Development Manager

Michael Kelly, Individual Giving Officer

Catherine Yexley, Senior Trust Fundraising Manager

Susie Holden, Trust Fundraising Manager

Rebecca Nicholl, Trust Fundraising Officer

Eleanor Shakeshaft, Patrons Manager

Imogen Hobson, Patrons Officer

Holly Reed, Project Co-ordinator, Inspiring People


Cathy Arnold, Director of Estates and Operations

Information Technology

Nicky Dowland, Head of IT

Andrew Pope, IT Infrastructure Specialist

Kevin Day, Application Specialist

Mark Mesa, Client Services Specialist

Nicholas Bryan, IT Support Assistant

Building Services

Mark Ludlow, Building Services Engineer

Paul Playle, Facilities Manager

Fraser Burchill, Handyperson

Luke Walsh, Estates Support Assistant

Plant maintenance 

Visitor Services and Security

Adrian Jackson, Head of Operations

Kim Francis, Senior Visitor Services Operations Manager

Eileen Restall, Security Manager

Jack Brill, Senior Ticketing Manager

Hannah Presswell, Ticketing Operations Manager

Victoria Leyshon, Visitor Services Operations Manager

Emma James, Visitor Services Operations Manager

Rachel Churcher, Visitor Services Operations Manager

Derek Gentilini, Visitor Services Operations Manager

Samantha Teatheredge, Visitor Services Co-ordinator

Chris Berry, Security Control Room Manager

Human Resources

Shamailla Rashid, Acting Head of HR

Sally Moore, HR Manager

Lyndsay Devonshire, HR Manager

Grace Wodzianski, HR Assistant

Tracy Barker, HR Systems & Payroll Manager

Richard Youell, HR Systems and Payroll Officer


Nick Hanks, Director of Finance and Planning

Helen Smith, Financial Controller

David Addington, Contracts, Commercial and Procurement Manager

Sonal Karim, Purchase Ledger Officer

Peter Beadle, Sales Ledger Officer

Niki Miles, Senior Finance Analyst

Carol Henry, Management and Planning Accountant

Kitty Dixon, Assistant Management & Planning Accountant

Tehrim Amin, Finance Assistant: Purchase Ledger, Sales Ledger & Credit Control


Robert Carr-Archer, Director of Trading

Pamela Jahn, Assistant to the Director of Trading

Nicola Saunders, Head of Publishing, Rights and Images

Perry Bushell, Head of Retail


Christopher Tinker, Managing Editor

Ruth Müller-Wirth, Production Manager

Kathleen Bloomfield,  Editor

Hattie Clarke, Marketing and Sales Executive

Charlotte Dumbar, Marketing and Sales Assistant

Rights & Images Office

Matthew Bailey, Rights & Images Manager

Gudrun Muller, Intellectual Property Officer

Emma Butterfield, Senior Rights & Images Officer

Elizabeth Taylor, Rights & Images Officer (on leave)

Natalie Oleksy-Piekarski, Rights & Images Assistant

Mark Lynch, Picture Researcher

Retail (Shop)

Rachael Tate, Merchandising & Buying Manager

Ana-Maria Perez de Rada, Buyer

Andrew Smith, Retail Operations Manager

Linda Fu, Assistant Manager, Retail & Prints

Emma Delaney, Assistant Manager, Bookshop

Terence Stewart, Assistant Manager, Online shop & Stores

Sam Parrish, Retail Warehouse Assistant


Thomas  Knowles

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