PUTTING ON A SHOW
The first exhibition I ever worked on was Michelangelo’s Drawings at the British Museum in 2006. Given that these works of extreme brilliance only see the light of day in a major show once in a lifetime I feared I had peaked too soon. And then I entered the dynamic, unpredictable world of contemporary art and learnt the rules all over again.
I was Director of the pioneering gallery founded by Mandy d’Abo, The Cat Street Gallery in Hong Kong. After four years witnessing and participating in the boom in the Asian art market I returned to London to direct the Contemporary Department of London’s oldest dealership, The Fine Art Society. In October 2016, I was appointed Head of Collections for Soho House Globally.
It is one of the largest collections of contemporary art on permanent display with over 5000 artworks across over 20 sites globally. I am the custodian of the existing collection whilst making further acquisitions for new sites in Mumbai, Downtown Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Pairs. Each House has a considered curatorial premise, from highlighting gender inequality in the art world, to asking famous artists to play a surrealist line drawing game to creating platforms for young artistic talent.