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

Lionel Barber is the editor of the Financial Times. He joined the Board of Trustees in January 2011
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
Leading British artist, Dexter Dalwood has been a Tate Trustee since January 2017
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
Jayne-Anne Gadhia is a current Tate Trustee and is the CEO of Virgin Money.
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
Moya Greene is a current Tate Trustee
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
Michael Lynton is the Chairman of Snap Inc and the CEO of Sony Entertainment, where he oversees Sony’s global entertainment businesses, including Sony Music Entertainment, Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Sony Pictures Entertainment
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
James Timpson is Chief Executive of Timpson, the UK’s leading retail service provider and a family retail business, established in 1865 and based in Manchester
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