The Wallace Collection is delighted to announce that the campaign to recruit new members of the Board, launched in 2016, has now been completed with the Prime Minister’s appointment of four new Trustees.
Dounia Nadar, Eric Ellul, Jemima Rellie and Marilyn Berk will join the Board of the Wallace Collection for four years, from 9 January 2017.
The Chairman, Antonio Horta Osorio, said:
“I am delighted that the Wallace Collection has been able to attract such a strong group of new trustees, bringing a diverse range of skills which will greatly enhance the work of the Board. I look forward to working with them as we seek to put the Wallace Collection on a firmer financial footing and, in doing so, ensure the museum can be enjoyed by future generations“.
Marilyn Berk has led an internationally renowned luxury cashmere retailing business for over 30 years. She has extensive commercial and branding experience combining contemporary design with traditional craftsmanship. She has championed the preservation and promotion of the historic heritage of her flagship shop in the Burlington Arcade. She has been committed to public and voluntary service, having worked with The Prince’s Trust to advise their retail outlet and successfully mentored many of the Trust’s young companies through the retail process, and is looking forward with great enthusiasm to joining the board at the Wallace to help and advise and hopefully inspire their retail operation. Her other voluntary commitments include chairing educational appeal panels.
Eric Ellul is a Senior Partner and Managing Director at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). He advises large international clients on organisation, strategy and acquisitions in the energy, private equity and consumer products and services industries. He is also Chair of BCG’s Global Audit and Risk Committee. Eric has had a number of leadership positions at BCG, including Global Head of the Principal Investment and Private Equity business, Head of the European Energy Practice, Managing Director of the London office, Managing Director of Eastern Europe and member of the Global Compensation Committee. He has been located in the Paris, Tokyo and Brussels offices, and is currently based in London. He has specific interest in arts and culture and is coordinating BCG London activities in this area. Most recently Eric has provided guidance to key institutions in the UK arts sector, advising them as they aim to modernise and expand, as well as attract new audiences. He is also supporting BCG’s activities in Education. Eric holds a general engineering degree from Ecole Centrale des Arts & Manufactures de Paris and an MBA from INSEAD. He is married to Virginie and is a father of three.
Dounia has been a member of the International Council of the Wallace Collection for five years and its chair for the past three years, raising funds for gallery refurbishments and other fundraising projects.
Dounia is a patron of the British Museum and the National Gallery. In addition she has been involved with acquisitions strategy in one of the galleries at the British Museum. Dounia has also been active in the charity world acting as an ambassador for Breast Cancer Care and she has helped organise events for numerous causes including St James’s Conservation Trust and St Paul’s Girls’ School.
Dounia’s earlier career included cultural exchange work between the United States and Japan including working for the Japan Foundation in New York and a two year stint working in Japan.
Dounia lives in London with her husband and three daughters.
Jemima Rellie has over 20 years’ experience in cross-platform content creation, promotion, management and exchange in both commercial and not-for-profit sectors. She is passionate about cultural heritage and digital technologies, and how combined they can enhance critical engagement and enrich lives.
Jemima is currently Content and Audiences Director at Royal Collection Trust. Previously she was Assistant Director for Communications and Information Resources at the Getty Conservation Institute in Los Angeles, and was Tate’s first Head of Digital Programmes. Jemima started her career in working in art book publishing and at digital start-ups. She is a Trustee of Nominet Trust and a Foundation Governor at Christ Church School, Chelsea.
The Wallace Collection is governed by a Board of Trustees.
The Trustees are an independent body who bring an invaluable depth and diversity of expertise to the governance of the Wallace Collection. The full board meets at least four times a year.
The four new Trustees join eight other members already on the Board:
António Horta-Osório (Chairman), Prof. Frances Corner OBE, Ms Jennifer Eady QC, , Ms Jessica Pulay, Sir Hugh Roberts, Mrs Kate de Rothschild Agius, Dr Ashok Roy and Mr Timothy Schroder.
The Board of the Wallace Collection is appointed by the Prime Minister, and the appointments process follows the OCPA Code of Practice. Trustees are unpaid.