A little bit about us

Creative Land Trust was founded by the Mayor of London, Arts Council England, Bloomberg Philanthropies and Outset Contemporary Art Fund.

The Charity has been developed with public and private sector partners and stakeholders, including developers, local authorities, artists and affordable workspace providers, in response to the significant pressures creative practitioners face.

The Trust is operated by an executive team committed to providing lasting solutions to London’s studio crisis and supporting the creative economy, governed by a Board of Trustees comprising of experts in arts, studio provision, property and finance.

Executive Team

Yves Blais

Operations Manager

Gemma Dean

Head of Development

Rosie Niblock

Marketing and Communications Executive

Gordon Seabright

Chief Executive

Jess Slack

Finance Director

Board of Trustees

Malene Oddershede Bach

MOB Creative & PJR Creative Studios, Artist Trustee

Philip Bier

Bier Brothers Ltd, CEO

Natalie A. Carter

Greenberg Traurig LLP Commercial

James Cooksey

Crown Estate, Director

Michael Davis

JLL, Head of Unlimited

Candida Gertler OBE

Outset Contemporary Art Fund, Co-founder

Sue-Lin Heng

Eastdil Secured, Managing Director

John Lewis

Peabody, Executive Director

Alice Millest

European Venture Philanthropy Association

Alexandra Notay, Co-Chair

PfP Capital, Placemaking and Investment Director

Pav Sharma

Amundi Asset Management, Senior ETF

Krupa Thakrar

Marshall Wace, Legal Counsel

Emmanuel Unaji

CEO UNAJI& Co Ltd, Artist Trustee

Catherine Webster, Co-Chair

Quintain, Executive Director for Strategy & Investment

Artist Ambassadors

Haroon Mirza
Yinka Shonibare CBE RA
Daniel Silver

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