Tate’s Trustees serve in a voluntary capacity and are unremunerated. They act as guardians of the public interest and so Tate seeks to represent a broad range of different backgrounds, areas of expertise and perspectives on the Board.

Trustees are frequently leaders in their fields. They include practising visual artists, experts in education and art, and leaders in media and business.

Registers of interest

A Register of Interests is kept up to date for each Trustee so that any potential conflicts of interest can be identified and managed in line with the principles set out in Tate’s Conflict of Interest Management Policy.

Trustees’ registers of interest are made available online together with their individual profiles.

Current Tate Trustees

Lord Browne is Executive Chairman of L1 Energy and the Chairman of Huawei Technologies (UK) Ltd. He joined the Board of Trustees in August 2007 and was appointed Chairman in January 2009
British artist, film-maker and writer John Akomfrah OBE was one of the founders of the Black Audio Film Collective (BAFC) – a group dedicated to examining issues of Black British identity through film. He joined the Board of Trustees in June 2015
Lionel Barber is the editor of the Financial Times. He joined the Board of Trustees in January 2011
Tate Trustee Tom Bloxham is chairman and co-founder of Urban Splash – an award winning property regeneration company based in Manchester. Tom joined the Board of Trustees in February 2009
As Chief Executive of BBC Worldwide, Tim Davie is responsible for developing the BBC’s international brand and editorial strategy. He joined the Board of Trustees in October 2015
Tate Trustee Mala Gaonkar was reappointed to the Board of Trustees in March 2014. She is co-portfolio manager at investment firm Lone Pine Capital LLC
Maja Hoffmann is a contemporary art collector, and a supporter and producer of international art, film, publishing and environmental projects. She was reappointed to the Board of Trustees in June 2014
British-Canadian painter Lisa Milroy is currently Head of Graduate Painting, Slade School of Fine Art, UCL. She joined the Board of Trustees in July 2013
Tate Trustee Elisabeth Murdoch is the founder and Chairman of Shine Group – one of the UK's leading independent film and television companies. She joined the Board of Trustees in August 2008
Tate Trustee Seona Reid is currently Deputy Chair of the Heritage Lottery Fund (National Heritage Memorial Fund), Chair for Scotland; Commissioner on the UK–US Fulbright Commission, and Chair of Cove Park. She has been a Trustee since May 2013
Author, journalist, filmmaker and company director Hannah Rothschild has been a Tate Trustee since September 2013
Tate Trustee Gareth Thomas has a passion for British Art from the second half of the 20th century. Gareth was reappointed to the Board of Trustees in April 2014
Stephen Witherford established Witherford Watson Mann Architects in 2001. He was project director on Astley Castle, for which the practice won the 2013 RIBA Stirling Prize. Stephen joined the Board of Trustees in June 2015