Tate structure and staff: Information Services

A laptop computer at Café 2, Tate Modern

© James Deavin

The IT and Legal functions play a vital role in providing information technology throughout all Tate sites, and legal advice on activities, freedom of information and capital programmes.

Director, Information Services

Rob Gethen Smith


Responsible for the development and implementation of Tate’s Information Systems and Technology Strategy across all sites and functions.


  • Director, Information Systems since 2009
  • 2007–2009: Programme Director at Macmillan Cancer Support; responsible for a major business and technology transformation programme
  • 2000–2007: Senior roles including Deputy Director of Fundraising at WWF-UK, where he led on organisation change projects

Rob Gethen Smith was educated at the University of Bristol and the London Business School and spent his early career as an engineering officer in the British Army and the defence industry.