The Prime Minister has appointed Mala Gaonkar as a Tate Trustee. Her term will be for four years from 8 March 2010.

Mala Gaonkar will bring to the board expertise from a distinguished career in investment management. Ms. Gaonkar is the Managing Director of Lone Pine Capital LLC, a role she has held since 1998. After graduating in economics at Harvard in 1991, she worked for The Boston Consulting Group until 1994, primarily in Munich and Hong Kong. In 1996, Ms Gaonkar completed her MBA at Harvard Business School where she was awarded a Kauffmann Fellowship. From 1996 to 1998, she worked at Chase Capital Partners in New York City where she researched investments in internet and technology companies.

Her community activities have focused on the arts, as well as supporting public health and infrastructure projects. Ms Gaonkar is a Founders’ Council member at the Harvard University South Asia Initiative, a trustee of Artangel, a member of the board of The Paris Review Foundation, and an Advisory Board member of the Clinton Climate Initiative. She holds no other public appointments.

Ms Gaonkar is married with two sons and lives in London.