Press Release

New Chairman for the Tate Gallery

The Trustees of the Tate Gallery today announced that they have elected David Verey as their Chairman. He will take over from Sir Dennis Stevenson who retires on 30 June 1998 after having served as Chairman for the past ten years. Sir Dennis will remain as Chairman of the Tate Gallery Foundation.

David Verey, forty-seven, has been a Trustee of the Tate Gallery since 1992 and a member of the Tate Gallery Foundation since 1990.

He was educated at Eton College and read English at Trinity College, Cambridge. He is Chairman and Chief Executive of Lazard Brothers & Co Ltd, and has worked for the company since beginning his career in 1972.

Sir Dennis said:

David Verey has made a major contribution as a Trustee of the Tate over the last six years. We are very fortunate to have persuaded someone of his ability and experience to guide the Tate through the forthcoming period of expansion and development. I am delighted that David has asked me to continue my association with the Tate as Chairman of the Tate Gallery Foundation.

David Verey said:

I am both delighted and honoured to be invited to take over as Chairman of the Tate Gallery at such an exciting point in its history. I would like to pay tribute to the leadership of Dennis Stevenson and I very much hope that I will be able to build on his success when I take over in July.

David Verey lives in London and Wiltshire. He will take up the position of Chairman of the Tate Gallery on 1 July 1998.