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Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery Trust is an independent charitable trust, and was formed in 2012 by Ealing Council to oversee the conservation project alongside the Council, and run Pitzhanger following its reopening to the public.

Pitzhanger’s Trustees have expertise in heritage, architecture, strategic planning, fundraising, communications and business:

Rob Dickins CBE, Chair
Rob spent his working career in the music industry as Chair of Warner Music Group UK where he worked with Vangelis, Chic, Sex Pistols, Madness, Madonna, Rod Stewart, Enya and Cher. He also chaired the record industry trade body, the BPI and the award shows, the BRITs and the Classical BRITs.

Following this he has worked in the arts and arts education as trustee of the NPG, the V&A, Handel House, Watts Gallery; as chair at the Theatres Trust, the British Architectural Trust at RIBA, the National Museum of Childhood and as visiting professor at London Metropolitan University, Central St Martins College of Art, London College of Communication and Berklee College of Music. He has honorary doctorates from Loughborough University, London Metropolitan University and the University of the Arts, London.

Georgina Nayler MBE, Deputy Chair
Until Spring 2020, Georgina was Director of The Pilgrim Trust, a grant making foundation established in 1930. She has worked in grant giving throughout her career, including the National Heritage Memorial Fund, and on the Historic Buildings Council for Scotland and the Advisory Board to the Faculty of Arts at the University of Warwick. She is currently Chair of the Charlotte Bonham Carter Charitable Trust, and sits on the Society for the Protection of Ancient Building’s Finance, Audit and Strategy Committee and the Development Board for the Royal Society of Sculptors.

Vivienne Cane-Honeysett BEM
Vivienne began her career in international banking before becoming Sales Director for a large global management consultancy. Since retiring, she has been involved with a great deal of volunteer work, both individually and as group leader of a number of different groups including as Chair of Walpole Friends and Chair of the Pitzhanger Members Advisory Panel. Vivienne is also the beekeeper responsible for our unique Pitzhanger honey and a garden volunteer.

Mike Fisher
Mike is the Creative Director and founder of Studio Indigo, a high-end architecture and interior design studio based in London.  His work encompasses residential refurbishments and new builds, hotels, restaurants, galleries and boats.  He is passionate about Sir John Soane whose influences are very apparent in his work.

Kristian Kaminski
As English Heritage’s Properties Curator for London, Kristian is part of the specialist team responsible for the conservation and presentation of the charity’s collection of historic buildings, ancient monuments and gardens within London. Kristian trained as an architectural historian, and has previously worked at the Victorian Society and the London Borough of Islington. He is an elected Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries (FSA) and a full member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC), a Built Environment Expert for the Design Council / Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment and sits on the Committee of SAVE Britain’s Heritage.

Rachel MacKay
Rachel Mackay is the Manager of Historic Royal Palaces at Kew, the former residence of King George III and his family. Prior to working HRP, she spent 8 years leading the visitor operations team at the Natural History Museum. In 2020, Rachel created The Recovery Room, a digital space to support museum and heritage professionals and share crisis management resources and research following the Covid-19 pandemic.

Gareth Shaw

Gareth is a Labour Councillor for Walpole ward in Ealing, where Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery is located, and the Chief Whip of the controlling Labour Group of Ealing Council. He has a PhD in Early Modern History and has a passion for local historical research and teaching.

Samir Shah
Samir is the Chief Executive and Creative Director at Juniper TV, and has established a track record for high-quality journalism across a broad spectrum of topics. He has also been involved for many years in the museum sector. Samir has been Deputy Chair of the V&A is Chair of the Museum of the Home. He also sits on the Heritage Advisory Board.

David Snell
David divides his time between his working roles as a Non-Executive Director at the law firm Simmons & Simmons and his own consulting business with his passions of ancient art and astrophotography. He previously spent 33 years working as an auditor and business advisor at PricewaterhouseCoopers, the last 16 of these as a partner.

Caroline Worthington
Caroline has worked with artists throughout her career as a curator. She brings a wealth of experience gained while leading two independent, non-profit organisations. As Chief Executive of Bexley Heritage Trust for six years, she ran two historic houses and introduced a contemporary art programme, featuring the work of artists including Gavin Turk, Laura Ford, and Joana Vasconcelos among others. Prior to that she was the Director of the Florence Nightingale Museum on London’s South Bank, where she raised funds and oversaw a complete redesign and re-launch in 2010. Caroline was appointed Director of the Royal Society of Sculptors in 2017 and became Vice Chair of the Association of Independent Museums (AIM) in 2020.

We are very grateful to the following former Trustees for their service:

  • Julian Bell
  • Kate Bellamy
  • Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles
  • Hannah Dent   
  • Richard Flenley
  • Sonja Garsvo
  • Mike Harlow
  • Robert Hewison
  • Peter Knowles
  • Al’adin Maherali
  • John Newbegin
  • Liz North 
  • Janpal Singh Basran
  • Patricia Sucher
  • Harbinder Singh Birdi
  • Rosita Caspersz
  • Lorraine Heggessey
  • David Millican
  • Rosemary Yallop


We are immensely grateful to our experienced team of voluntary advisors who provide invaluable expertise, support and guidance on Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery Trust’s subcommittees.

Hatta Byng, Fundraising

Molly Bretton, Learning and Outreach

Katrina Crookall, Exhibitions

Alice Crossman, Fundraising

Jean Faulkner, Communications

Tracey Grace, Fundraising

Emma Griffin, Building & Landscaping

Lorraine Heggessey, Fundraising, Chair

Andrea Miller, Communications

Eleanor Pinfield, Exhibitions

Joanna Plant, Fundraising

Jane Rosier, Communications

Leo Ryan, Pitzhanger Trading Ltd, Chair

Jo Stella-Sawicka, Exhibitions

Nadine Thompson, Communications

Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery Trust is an independent charitable trust.
Registered Charity Number: 1152434
Company Number: 08278049

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Pitzhanger is run by a small and dedicated team of arts and heritage professionals.

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Volunteers are integral and valued members of our team, whose roles vary from welcoming visitors to gallery invigilation, sharing their knowledge of Pitzhanger and helping in our shop.

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Mattock Lane, London
W5 5EQ
Reception: 020 3985 8888
Office: 020 3994 0967

Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday: 10:00 - 19:00
Friday - Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00
Monday: Closed (except for bank holidays)

Last admissions one hour before closing

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