Paul Hobson has been the Director of Modern Art Oxford since September 2013.Read more
Paul Hobson has been the Director of Modern Art Oxford since September 2013. Paul read History at Oxford University and completed post-graduate studies in aesthetics and contemporary visual theory. Working for more than twenty years in the art world, Paul joined the gallery as Director following senior roles at the Contemporary Art Society, The Showroom, the Serpentine Gallery and Royal Academy of Arts in London.Close
Dominic Loehnis (Chair)
Dominic Loehnis is a specialist executive search consultant for the media sector – spanning broadcast, publishing, and information services sectors, as well as venture capital-backed digital businesses. Dominic co-founded and was Managing Director of Monkey, a TV production company now owned by ComcastNBC. Previously, he was General Manager of AMFMi, a New York-based start-up launched to build an online business out of 450 US radio stations. Earlier in his career, Dominic was a strategy consultant for Booz Allen & Hamilton in New York; a new media strategist for Pearson plc, the British media group; Special Adviser to the UK’s Heritage (now Culture) Secretary; and a reporter for The Daily Telegraph.Close
Heidi Baravalle (Treasurer)
Heidi Baravalle specialises in business development across a wide spectrum of industries. She was Managing Director of createthe group, Italy, a digital agency focused on fashion and luxury clients. She previously worked as a management consultant in the United States and Europe. Heidi is a patron of the Roundhouse and a supporter of several art institutions. Heidi has a BA from Harvard College in Government and an MBA from INSEAD.Close
Patrick’s expertise is in property development and construction. He is a solicitor and was a partner in the City law firm Macfarlanes for more than a decade until 2011. Since then, he has broadened his skills into business consultancy and project management. He has been a non-executive director/adviser to various companies in the property and hotels/hospitality sectors. Passionate about art and museums, he is also a trustee of the charity responsible for the buildings and infrastructure at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and of the Ragged School Museum Trust in Tower Hamlets.Close
Sebastian (Seb) James is Senior Vice President, President and Managing Director of Boots. In this role he leads all of the Boots businesses including Boots Opticians across the UK and the Republic of Ireland. Before joining Boots, Seb was Group Chief Executive of Dixons Carphone from August 2014 to January 2018 following the merger of Dixons Retail Group with Carphone Warehouse.
Seb is also a Non-Executive Director of Direct Line Insurance Group plc and a trustee of the charity Save the Children.Close
Tania Rotherwick graduated from Exeter University with a degree in Mathematics and Psychology, before pursuing a career as an equity derivatives broker, working in Paris and London. In recent years, Tania has managed the Rotherwick family estate – Cornbury Park in Oxfordshire – developing its property portfolio and new revenue streams including establishing Cornbury as the home of the annual Wilderness festival. Tania is also a longstanding patron of ROSY, a respite charity for young people in Oxfordshire.Close
Anna Yang worked as a litigation lawyer for Sullivan & Cromwell in New York, and Freshfields in London. She is on the Advisory Board of McGill University Faculty of Law, has co-chaired the Collections Fund Committee for the Contemporary Arts Society for the past two years, and serves on several non-profit boards and committees.Close
Nicola Walton’s expertise is in communications and corporate development. Nicola has been a financial journalist for the likes of LBC Radio and The Independent newspaper in London and a visiting lecturer at City University’s Journalism School. Most recently she is the author of her first book, “How To Report Economic News”.
Nicola works with other Oxford-based charities. She is a trustee on the Elias Ashmole patrons’ board of the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Dalai Lama Centre for Compassion.Close