Managing Director

Photograph of Carmel Allen

Carmel Allen. Photo © Tate Photography (Jai Monaghan)

Carmel Allen was appointed Managing Director of Tate in August 2022 and took up the role in September 2022.

Carmel was previously CEO of Tate Commerce. From 2018 to 2022 she led on the organisation’s publishing, retail, product development, image and licensing businesses, developing a host of innovative new initiatives and generating vital revenue for Tate. During this time she was instrumental in ensuring Tate’s commercial activities chime with its artistic and social ambitions, from championing a more diverse range of designers and writers, to putting environmentally sustainable practices at the heart of her work.

Carmel arrived at Tate with a strong mix of business and creative experience, having been creative director for brands such as Heal’s, the Conran Shop and Linley. She has also worked at internationally renowned media companies such as Time, Conde Nast, Guardian Media Group and the Financial Times.