Partnerships and Programmes Director

Photograph of Caroline Collier

Caroline Collier


Responsible for the development of Tate’s national and international strategies, as well as for leading on their implementation, while overseeing Tate-wide research and learning programmes, Collection Care and the work of Tate Liverpool, Tate St Ives.


Director, Partnerships and Programmes since January 2014

2007–14 Director, Tate National

2010–2013 Chair, South East Regional Arts Council

2005–07 Head of National Initiatives, Tate

1999–2005 Director of Arnolfini, the contemporary arts organisation in Bristol

1995–99 De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex; where she was responsible for the Pavilion’s arts and restoration programmes.

Caroline Collier, Director of Partnerships and Programmes, is responsible for several departments at Tate, including Learning, Research, Collection Care and Tate’s galleries in Liverpool and St Ives. She is the senior Director who oversees Tate’s national and international partnerships and is Chair of Tate’s Loans Committee and Tate for All (Diversity and Inclusion) Board.

A graduate of the University of Oxford, Caroline has over 30 years’ experience of working in the visual arts, covering all aspects of museum and gallery management and development. She has worked as a writer and curator and in a range of cultural organisations in London and across the UK. Before joining Tate in 2005, she was Director of Arnolfini, the contemporary arts centre in Bristol.

Until June 2013 Caroline was a board member of Arts Council England and Chair of the South East Regional Arts Council.