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Our Board

Meet our Board of Governors

Our board brings us wide-ranging expertise across industry and the arts, chaired by Misan Harriman.

Misan Harriman, Chair

Misan Harriman is a photographer, creative director and cultural commentator, and is the first Black person in the history of British Vogue to shoot the cover of its September issue.

From documenting historic moments in history, most recently the Black Lives Matter movement in London, to photographing high-profile celebrities, Harriman is a photographer of extraordinary range, described as ‘the most talked about photographer of our times’ by the Evening Standard.

His images have featured in publications including Vanity Fair, Harper's Bazaar, People Magazine and The Telegraph.

Harriman is an outspoken activist supporting diversity and inclusion in the workplace, and is  the founder of What We Seee, a publishing platform that amplifies diverse voices, artists, archives and brands.

Born in Nigeria, Harriman was educated in England where he developed a life-long love for the arts. This led him to picking up a camera and honing his craft. 

Luke Mayhew is currently a Non-Executive Director of InterContinental Hotel Group and DFS, and has worked in senior roles across the Travel and Retail sectors, including 13 years as a Director of John Lewis. Alongside his commercial work, Luke is a Trustee of BBC Children in Need and the National Youth Orchestra. Until recently, Luke was also a member of Tate’s Finance and Operating Committee and Tate Enterprise Board.

He has held board roles at WH Smith, Pets at Home and Brambles, and was Chairman of the British Retail Consortium.

Glyn Aikins joined Sony Music in 2018 as co-president of Since ‘93, and in February 2023 was named co-president of RCA, a flagship recording label of Sony Music Entertainment encompassing RCA Records, RCA Victor and Since ’93.

Since its launch, he has signed, developed and nurtured a new era of exceptional talent, including Aitch and multi-BRIT-nominated Cat Burns, who had the biggest selling single from a female artist in 2022 with ‘Go’. Aikins also co-signed Tems with RCA US, and has overseen her international rise.

Prior to joining Sony Music, he signed and developed the careers of artists including Artful Dodger, So Solid Crew, Roll Deep, Lethal Bizzle, Naughty Boy and Emeli Sandé, who went on to sell five million albums.

Kieron Boyle is Chief Executive of Guy's & St Thomas' Foundation, one of the UK’s largest charitable foundations. Kieron was previously the UK government's chief advisor on impact investment, where he established the Arts Impact Fund. He also helped bring Giving Tuesday and the B Corp movement to the UK.

Kieron is on the Boards of the Design Council and Big Society Capital. He chairs the Cultural Impact Development Fund, as well as LIPH, a $7 trillion global alliance of investors in health. Kieron is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.

Venetia Butterfield is managing director of Cornerstone, the largest adult division of Penguin Random House, which includes imprints such as Century, Hutchinson, Heinemann, Cornerstone Press, #Merky, Del Rey and Penguin.  

Previously Butterfield was publisher of Penguin General and managed the Viking, Portfolio and Penguin Life imprints. She has published Robert Harris, Michelle Obama, Elif Shafak, Ben Macintyre, Philippa Perry, John le Carré, Miranda Heller, Rangan Chatterjee, Kit de Waal and Elizabeth Strout.

At HarperCollins Butterfield was responsible for setting up the imprint HarperPerennial, and her distinguished marketing career saw her lead the marketing operations for both HarperCollins and Collins Educational. She was also vice chair of governors for West London Free School and Earl’s Court Free School.

Anaïs Hayes is Head of Brand Innovation for Google UK. She is responsible for leading Google’s relationships with C-level clients at global brands and agencies, advising them on how to capture maximum value across digital platforms. A strong advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion, Anaïs is passionate about creativity and has directed projects for global museums and leading charities.

Dame Vivian Hunt is the chief innovation officer at UnitedHealth Group. In this role, she works with their technology, growth and strategy teams to pursue new technologies, improve process design, interpret data, apply insights and improve the productivity of their systems.

Before joining UnitedHealth Group, Hunt served as a senior partner for McKinsey & Company, UK and Ireland, where she provided strategic advice to leading firms in the private, public and third sectors, with a particular focus on strategy, innovation and performance transformation. Hunt also served as managing partner for the UK and Ireland for seven years from 2013 – 2020 and prior to that led the firm’s EMEA Life Sciences practice. 

She was previously named ‘the most influential Black woman in Britain’ by the Powerlist Foundation. The Financial Times identified her as one of the ‘European Women to Watch’ and, more recently, as one of the 30 most influential people in the City of London.

In 2018, Hunt was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to the economy and women in business.

Mike Hussey is a fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He is recognised as one of the key experts in the central London property market. He is a prolific developer, responsible for a number of the landmark schemes built in the capital in the last 20 years.

Before founding Almacantar (where he is the chief executive), Hussey spent seven years at Land Securities, the largest property company in the UK, where he was an executive board director with responsibility for the London portfolio and Strategic Land portfolio. Prior to Land Securities, Hussey was responsible for all property transactions at the Canary Wharf Group.

Hussey is a patron of the Royal College of Surgeons England, a non-executive director of Martin’s Properties and was an independent director of Taylor Wimpey.

Born in India, Salman Mahdi is Global Vice Chairman, Deutsche Bank Wealth Management. He joined Deutsche Bank in 2003 and has over 35 years’ experience in banking and financial services. He served as Vice Chairman on the Board of Trustees of the British Asian Trust for eight years as well as Trustee of the Parasol Unit for Contemporary Arts. He is passionate about the intersection of the arts with conservation, social impact, diversity and corporate responsibility.

Jerome Misso was a Partner at Balderton Capital, one of Europe’s leading tech venture capital firms, for 20 years, retiring from a full-time role in late 2021 to become a Senior Adviser. He is a Practitioner in Residence at the London School of Economics' Marshall Institute. Additionally he is Chair of Earth Security, a think tank identifying opportunities for global finance to invest in the protection of the Earth's natural assets; a Trustee of Mental Health Innovations, the digital mental health charity operating the Shout 85258 service; Chair of RPLC, a £100M+ endowment addressing need in Richmond, London. Prior to working at Balderton he was a Partner at law firms Nabarro and Eversheds.

In January 2020, Ndidi Okezie OBE became CEO of UK Youth, a leading national charity with an open network of over 8,000 youth organisations across the UK, collectively reaching over five million young people. Ndidi's career spans across the education, charity and corporate sectors. Her former roles include teacher, school leader, Executive Director of the charity Teach First and Vice President at Pearson PLC. Ndidi is on the Board of the NCS, Teach For All and Sky's Diversity Advisory Council.

Sandy Rattray retired as chief investment officer of alternative asset manager Man Group in 2021. He is a director of MSCI Inc, a governor of the King’s Maths School and Director of Strategy for Allies and Morrison, the architecture practice. 

His personal passions are 20th-century architecture and classical music. He is also an avid cyclist and a founding patron of the London Cycling Campaign.

Sir William Sargent is chairman and co-founder of the visual effects company Framestore, whose work has been recognised with three Oscars (as well as six nominations), 11 Primetime Emmys, and many major global creative awards, including the BAFTAs in film and television. Framestore combined with Company 3 in 2020 and Sargent is chair and CEO of the new group.

Sargent also served as chairman and CEO of Spitting Image. A key business advisor to the government, Sargent held the position of Permanent Secretary, Regulatory Reform at the Cabinet Office, and as board director of HM Treasury, council member at UKRI's Innovate UK, Provost's Council Trinity College, Dublin, and the Mayor of London's Business Advisory Board. 

Sargent received a CBE in 2004 and was knighted by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 2008. He is a fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts.

Lisbeth (Libby) Savill is a partner in the London office of Latham & Watkins, representing clients across the media and entertainment sectors, and is co-chair of the firm’s Entertainment Sports and Media Industry Group.

In addition to her legal practice, Savill has been actively involved in the creative industries for many years. She served as the deputy chair of the British Film Institute from 2011 to 2019, and as a board member of Film London from 2003 to 2010.

She was also an invited member of Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs experts’ panel regarding the creation and implementation of UK creative sector tax reliefs, which remain a cornerstone of funding British creative content. She  was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s 2019 New Year’s Honours List for services to film and television.

Lynne Shamwana is a chartered accountant and fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. She is currently a non-executive director and chair of the Audit Committee at Antin Infrastructure Partners and a non-executive director and chair of the Audit Committee of the West Brom Building Society. She was previously chief financial officer of Virgin Care. She has held a variety of senior finance and management roles at Christie’s, Centrica, British Gas, Goldfish Bank and Alliance & Leicester.

Shamwana was an independent member of the Audit & Risk Committee of the Department for Work & Pensions and chair of the Women’s Development Board of the Microloan Foundation Charity.