The Trust

Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery Trust (PMGT) was formed in 2012 to oversee fundraising and the renovation of Pitzhanger, and will take over the operations and maintenance of the site once it is reopened.

PMGT is chaired by Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles, and managed on a day-to-day basis by an executive team led by Director, Clare Gough.  The Trust is overseen by a Board, made up of fourteen trustees who bring local knowledge and expertise in fundraising, marketing, law and many other fields, providing invaluable support. 

To contact any of the Pitzhanger team or Trustees, please email Isobel at


  • Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles (Chair) - Senior advisor at HSBC Holdings PLC and former ambassador 

  • Georgina Nayler (Deputy Chair) - Director, The Pilgrim Trust

  • Councillor Julian Bell - Leader of Ealing Council

  • Kate Bellamy - Head of Strategy & Advocacy, V&A

  • Harbinder Singh Birdi RIBA - Senior Partner, Hawkins Brown Architects 

  • Vivienne Cane-Honeysett - Chair, Walpole Friends

  • Richard Flenley - Landscape architect and environmental planner

  • Sonja Garsvo - Business and communications consultant

  • Kristian Kamiński - Deputy Team Leader, Design and Conservation, London Borough of Islington and Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries 

  • Al'adin Maherali - Chair, Kisima Foundation, Business Development and Turnaround Executive

  • Councillor David Millican - Ealing Opposition Councillor

  • John Newbegin - Retired Solicitor, formerly General Counsel at C. Hoare & Co.  Director of St. George's House Trust, Windsor Castle

Registered Charity Number: 1152434 

Company Number: 08278049