Margot Heller, OBE, has been director of the South London Gallery since 2001. Prior to this, she held curatorial and director’s posts at Southampton City Art Gallery, Antony d’Offay Gallery and the Hayward Gallery. Over the past 17 years, she has led the South London Gallery through significant change and expansion in terms of its artistic and education programmes, buildings and staff with visitor numbers growing from 25,000 to 150,000 in this period.
Heller was on the British Council's 2015 Venice Biennale Selection Committee; is currently on advisory committees for the Contemporary Art Society and Fluxus, and was on the nominations panel for the 2018 Hepworth Sculpture Prize. In 2014 she was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to the arts.