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
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
Hussein is a chartered accountant and barrister. He was Chief Financial Officer (United Kingdom) of Antofagasta plc, a FTSE-100 Latin American based mining group, from 1998 to 2013. Prior to that, he worked in audit practice with PricewaterhouseCoopers.
He has a doctorate in corporate law from the University of Oxford. He is a non-executive director of Oxford Islamic Finance, which forms part of the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. He is also member of the Financial Reporting Council’s Financial Reporting Lab Steering Group.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
David Isaac (Chair)
A partner in international law firm Pinsent Masons, David is a commercial lawyer well known for advising Government on large commercial contracts.
In addition to being Chair of Modern Art Oxford, David is a director of the Big Lottery, a trustee of the Human Dignity Trust and British Future – an independent think tank focusing on identity, integration and migration. From 2003 to 2012 he was Chair of Stonewall as a result of which he was awarded a CBE in 2011.Close
A company director, Robert specialises in business development and fund raising for technology and asset backed businesses. He is a partner of Rockley Fund Managers investing in technology-based businesses in the UK and China. He is a director of Carclo plc and the Schroder Mid-Cap Investment Trust both listed on the LSE and Cambium Global Timber Fund Ltd quoted on AIM. He was a board member of Bookham Technology PLC. (now Oclaro Inc., NASDAQ: OCLR), one of the world’s largest fibre optics telecom component producers from 1994 until 2004.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