Director and senior staff

Find our more about our director and the senior management team.

Jenny Waldman

Jenny Waldman

Director

Jenny Waldman joined Art Fund in April 2020. She was previously Director of 14-18 NOW, the UK’s official arts programme for the First World War Centenary, where she commissioned over 100 new works from leading contemporary artists including Jeremy Deller’s Somme tribute We’re here because we’re here, Peter Jackson’s film They Shall Not Grow Old and new works by John Akomfrah, William Kentridge, and Rachel Whiteread.

She was Creative Producer of the London 2012 Festival, the finale of the Cultural Olympiad for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, working in partnerships with arts and heritage organisations across the UK, and from 1999-2011 she was Public Programmes Consultant to Somerset House Trust. She has also commissioned large-scale performing arts events for Tate Modern and Tate Britain.

She was awarded a CBE in the 2017 New Year Honours for services to the arts.

Email: director@artfund.org

Rachel Mapplebeck

Rachel Mapplebeck

Director of communications

Rachel Mapplebeck leads the communications team at Art Fund, supports membership recruitment and drives awareness of our charitable programme nationwide. The team coordinates digital content, media relations, public affairs and Art Quarterly magazine.

She was previously head of communications at the Whitechapel Gallery, and is a trustee for Gasworks Gallery and Studios, a public arts organisation with a global network.

Email: rmapplebeck@artfund.org

Clive Rosen

Director of finance and resources

Clive Rosen oversees Art Fund’s finance and resources team and is responsible for ensuring the organisation maximises its charitable impact by using resources to the best possible effect. The team encompasses finance, human resources, information technology, legal services and facilities.

He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has worked with a wide variety of commercial and charitable organisations in his career to date, including the Design Museum and Westminster Drug Project, before moving to Art Fund in May 2019.

Email: crosen@artfund.org

Sarah Philp

Sarah Philp

Director of programmes and policy

Sarah Philp leads the team responsible for managing and developing Art Fund’s grant-giving programmes, which support the museums and galleries sector in the UK through funding new acquisitions, and curatorial and collections development. She has coordinated the development of many new initiatives, including the Jonathan Ruffer curatorial grants programme, New Collecting Awards, and the Weston Loan programme.

Previously, she was senior grants officer at Art Fund, and has worked as a fundraiser for the Charleston Trust and in a voluntary capacity as an advisor to small arts organisations in Brighton.

Email: sphilp@artfund.org

Amy Ross

Amy Ross

Director of development

Amy Ross heads up Art Fund’s development team, which raises funds to support our charitable activities – from major appeals and acquisition funding to special collecting initiatives and curatorial training. The team focuses on securing major support from individuals, grant-making foundations, companies and legacy pledgers.

She joined Art Fund in 2010 from the Young Vic Theatre. Previously she has worked in development roles at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the Zoological Society of London.

Email: aross@artfund.org

Carolyn Young

Carolyn Young

Director of marketing and membership

Carolyn Young leads Art Fund's marketing and membership team, which plays a central role in driving awareness and raising income, especially through the National Art Pass. The team covers branding, design, museum marketing, membership services, commercial partnerships, market research and analysis.

She joined Art Fund in summer 2009 and previously worked at the National Trust, the British Museum, Samaritans and the fundraising agency, Bluefrog.

Email: cyoung@artfund.org

More contacts

Programmes department

General enquiries

Tel: 020 7225 4822

Email: programmes@artfund.org

Eleanor McGrath

Head of grants

Tel: 020 7225 4815

Email: emcgrath@artfund.org

Rachael Browning

Head of programme development

Tel: 020 7225 4816

Email: rbrowning@artfund.org

Merrin Kalinowski

Museum marketing relationship manager

Tel: 020 7225 4888

Email: mkalinowski@artfund.org

Charlotte Wood

Senior marketing manager, museums

Tel: 020 7225 4854

Email: cwood@artfund.org

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