about us – trustees


Dr Jim Harris is an Andrew W Mellon Foundation Teaching Curator at the Ashmolean, Oxford. He is an art historian specialising in sculpture of the fourteenth to sixteenth centuries. He also has a strong interest in contemporary art and architecture.

Sophie Henderson Former immigration barrister, immigration judge and now the Director of the Migration Museum Project which aims to represent the tales, the emotion and the history that have gone into shaping our national fabric.

Lucy Lewthwaite worked for Insurance for Lloyds of London Management in recruitment and developing new business, particularly in the theatre world. Currently working as a private teacher specialising in teaching children at primary school and has also served for over 10 years both as a school governor and as a member of Holy Trinity Clapham Parochial Church Council.

Tom Paine Film-maker and lecturer who has shown his films in museums, galleries and film festivals around the world.

Xanthe Sylvester Valentine worked as an administrative assistant in the Arts Council; then as Editorial Assistant at Time Out magazine. She is a volunteer for the charity Springboard, which gives one-to-one literacy support lessons to disadvantaged children in Lambeth primary schools.

Eleanor Purser is currently Executive Head of Economic Development, Planning and Sustainability for London Borough of Sutton. She has spent 11 years in planning, regeneration and urban development. She has experience of curating public exhibitions with an urban theme and has public sector funding expertise.

Nicky Road has worked for many years developing community education programmes for families with young children and in promoting children’s rights. She has also worked with local authorities in implementing early years and play policies in schools, the private sector and community settings.