Director and senior staff

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

Dr Stephen Deuchar

Dr Stephen Deuchar


Stephen Deuchar joined Art Fund in 2010 after 12 years at Tate Britain, where he was the founding director. He oversees all areas of Art Fund's work to raise funds and support museums. The expansion of the programme has been underpinned by an increase income from all sources, including the launch of the National Art Pass in 2011, which has since doubled membership numbers.

Prior to working at Tate he spent 12 years as a curator and exhibitions director at the National Maritime Museum. He was appointed CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List, 2010.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

More contacts

Programmes department

General enquiries

Tel: 020 7225 4822


Eleanor McGrath

Head of grants

Tel: 020 7225 4815


Rachael Browning

Head of programme development

Tel: 020 7225 4816


Merrin Kalinowski

Museum marketing relationship manager

Tel: 020 7225 4888


Charlotte Wood

Senior marketing manager, museums

Tel: 020 7225 4854


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