Andrew Hochhauser KC (Chairman)
Andrew Hochhauser KC was appointed as the Chairman of the Samuel Courtauld Trust in December 2019.
He is a barrister at Essex Court Chambers, a Harmsworth scholar and Bencher of Middle Temple, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Deputy High Court Judge.
In 2011, he obtained an MA from The Courtauld Institute of Art, where he specialised in British Modernism. He is a Trustee of the V&A Foundation, the National AIDS Trust, Ballet Black, the Aurora Orchestra, a Governor of the University of the Arts London and the Chair of the Reviewing Committee for the Export of Works of Art.
Lara Barton is a Partner of Hunters Law LLP and sits on the firm’s Management Committee. Her legal practice is as a private client lawyer specialising in trusts, wills, probate and tax planning. She is a trustee of a number of private and charitable trusts.
Rosalind Polly Blakesley
Rosalind Polly Blakesley is Professor of Russian and European Art and a Fellow of Pembroke College at the University of Cambridge. She is a Trustee of the V&A and Syndic of the Fitzwilliam Museum, and served as a Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery from 2010-18. She has curated or contributed to exhibitions at the National Portrait Gallery, V&A, State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, and National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC. Her books include Women Artists in the Reign of Catherine the Great (2023), The Russian Canvas (2016), Russia and the Arts (2016), and The Arts and Crafts Movement (2006). She is now working on the research project Russia, Empire, and the Baltic Imagination, supported by a Major Research Fellowship from the Leverhulme Trust.
Charles Booth-Clibborn is a print publisher and collector who founded his imprint Paragon in 1986 and has worked with many British and international artists. His collection of German nineteenth-century drawings and prints was exhibited at the British Museum in 2011 and travelled to the Klassik Stiftung Weimar, Germany in 2013. He was a trustee of The Royal Drawing School from 2009 to 2015.
The Lord Browne of Madingley
Lord Browne is the Chairman of the Board of Governors at The Courtauld. He joined BP plc in 1966, becoming its Group Chief Executive in 1995 until retirement in 2007. He is Chairman of BeyondNetZero, a climate growth equity venture, and sits on a range of other boards. He has a wide variety of not-for-profit interests and is currently Co-Chairman of the Prime Minister’s Council on Science and Technology, Chairman of the Francis Crick Institute, and Chairman of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering. He has previously been President of the Royal Academy of Engineering and Chairman of the Tate.
Ms Caines is a Senior Partner and Managing Director of management consultancy firm, the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). She has led BCG’s W Europe and UK Consumer, Retail and Travel practise. She now leads BCG’s work with governments across the world on economic development and climate adaptation. She is currently also Chair of the Galapagos Conservation Trust and a former Advisory Board Member of River Island.
Ina is a Managing Director at J.P. Morgan where she has spent over 30 years, holding a variety of leadership roles in the investment banking division. Ina is a Trustee of the Royal Academy of Music and a Governor of Westminster School. She is a member of The Courtauld Director’s Circle.
Professor Emery studied medicine at St. Thomas’s Hospital Medical School, London, graduating in 1979. He trained in London, Cambridge, and Hong Kong. Appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in 1991. His clinical interest is shoulder and elbow surgery and created an active clinical group at St Mary’s Hospital, London. Current interests include bone biology, technology and mechatronics in joint replacement surgery. He has served in many roles including President of the British Elbow and Shoulder Society and President of the Société Européenne pour Chirurgie de l’Epaule et du Coude, International Editor of the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, ex-member of the International Board of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, and sat on the Board of Trustees of the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery until 2020. Chevalier de l’Ordre des Palmes académiques.
Nick Hoffman is an experienced financial services professional, who has focused on bringing innovation and improved performance to asset managers, insurers, and investors. Most recently, he was COO of Behaviour Lab. Prior to that he led McKinsey & Company’s UK Insurance and Asset Management Practice. He was a Partner of McKinsey in London for 12 years, where he worked in financial services and environmental sustainability, and co-led the UK’s recruiting efforts.
Nick Hoffman is the Senior Trustee of the Victoria & Albert Museum and a Director of the Heinz Endowments, a grant-making foundation in the US. He was Chair of the Trustees of the Gilbert Collection where he focused on preserving and reinvigorating the collection in the UK, in its move from Somerset House to South Kensington. Previously he was the first foreigner to work at the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, Russia. Nick graduated summa cum laude at Harvard University, and has an MBA from Harvard Business School. He grew up in London and is married with two young children.
Henry Legge KC
Henry is a practising barrister. He has had a specialisation in art law for many years and has acted for clients in many of the leading cases in this area. He was appointed interim chairman of the SCT in 2019 pending the appointment of Andrew Hochhauser. He is now in his third term as trustee.
Sally is a Senior Advisor at global CEO strategic consultancy Teneo, and a Meyler Campbell-accredited leadership coach. She is a Director on the Courtauld Institute of Art’s governing board and a board trustee of the English National Opera and of Our Future Health, the UK’s largest ever health research programme.
As the former Director of Royal Communications for Her late Majesty The Queen and Communications Director at the BBC, she has experience of making public value, true purpose and accountability credible and effective, of leading transition, culture change, crisis communications and understanding the foundations and impact of soft power, often under intense media and public scrutiny. Sally is an alumnus of the Wharton Business School and former trustee of the Art Fund.
Simon is Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Findlay Park Partners, a London based investment firm. Previously he was Chief Investment Officer at Newton Investment Management and spent many years as an analyst focused on banks, insurance companies and the global financial system. Simon chairs the Investment Committee of Kings College, London.