The Board of Trustees of Tate is delighted to announce that the Prime Minister has today appointed Lord Browne of Madingley and Ms Monisha Shah as Tate Trustees.  Their terms of appointment will be for four years from 1 August 2007.

Lord Browne

Lord Browne will bring his exceptional business knowledge to the Board of Trustees at Tate. He has always been a passionate supporter of the arts and of Tate in particular, through his encouragement of the sponsorship of Tate’s BP British Art Displays and through his personal interest in the gallery.

Lord Browne joined British Petroleum plc in 1966 and stayed with the company throughout his career, becoming Group Chief Executive from 1995-2007. He has held non-executive directorships with Redland plc, SmithKline Beecham plc, Intel Corporation and Goldman Sachs, and is currently Chairman of Apax Partners.  He was knighted in 1998 for services to industry, and was made a Life Peer in 2001, becoming a crossbencher in the House of Lords.  He has previously been a Trustee of the BritishMuseum (1995-2005), and is now President of the Royal Academy of Engineering. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society, and of the AmericanAcademy of Arts and Sciences.  He holds no other public appointments, and has not undertaken any political activity in the last 5 years.

Monisha Shah

Monisha Shah’s knowledge and enthusiasm for new media developments will be a great benefit to the Board, as Tate seeks to build on the innovative developments of Tate Media.

Monisha Shah joined BBC Worldwide in 1999, and has been its Director of Emerging Markets since 2005, with responsibility for capitalising on the BBC’s intellectual property in India, Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States, and Russia.  She had previously worked in the media industry in India, developing media reports for private equity, and acquiring programme material for Indian broadcasters.  She holds no other public appointments, and has not undertaken any political activity in the last 5 years.


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