Jewish Museum London is operating as a museum without walls, as we work towards a new permanent home. In the meantime you can find us in a range of places, both in person and online.

Trustees

The Board of Trustees govern the Jewish Museum London, a registered charity, and are responsible for overseeing the management of the museum, its overarching strategy and the appointment of the Director.

Nick Viner (Chair of Trustees)

Nick Viner joined the Jewish Museum London as Chair of Trustees in July 2020. He brings extensive experience to the Museum from his work in both commercial organisations, and in charities with a strong commitment to education and the Arts.  Nick was the founding Chief Executive of JW3, London’s award-winning Jewish Cultural and Community Centre.

 

Sue Shave (Acting Director)

Sue has 32 years experience in the independent Museum and Heritage sector, with 20 years in Museum Director roles in 3 museums, including Coldharbour Mill, Chiltern Open Air Museum and Discover Bucks Museum. She has managed and fundraised for several large capital projects, including most recently completing the £1.2 million new Discover Bucks Galleries at Discover Bucks Museum and has significant experience of running NPO funded organisations. Sue also has her own business as a Heritage Consultant and also works with other museums to support their fundraising, project management and LGBT histories.

 

Liz Cleaver

Liz joined the board in 2021. Liz is a highly experienced media professional with a long and distinguished career at the BBC. Whilst there she fulfilled a variety of roles including radio and television production,  launching BBC Knowledge (the forerunner of BBC 4), setting up the interactive capability for all factual and learning programmes and as Controller, BBC Learning, responsibility for the BBC’s learning output and activity. Since leaving the BBC she has been involved with many charities including; Chair of The Reading Agency and Wac Arts, and a trustee of Historic Royal Palaces, the Imperial War Museum and Crisis.

 

 

 

Damien Egan

Damien joined the Board in July 2021. Elected in 2018, Damien is currently the directly elected Mayor of Lewisham and draws on extensive experience within local government and the third sector. With a professional background in learning and development Damien has also worked in legal and international development settings.

 

Gina Koutsika

Gina joined the Board in 2021, and is Director of Audiences and Content at the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology.  She is also Director of Audiences & Content, Fellow of St Edmund’s Hall and of the Museums Association and the Royal Society of Arts, Governor at the Gateway Academy, and Sunday School Leader at the Greek Cathedral of the Divine Wisdom. Gina brings extensive experience of leading cultural organisations, such as the Young V&A, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Imperial War Museums, Tate, the Natural History Museum and the Science Museum and of serving in a number of governmental, cultural and educational boards. Gina loves art, science, heritage and culture, empowering people, developing meaningful partnerships and enabling organisations to be impactful and sustainable.

  David Meller

David is an entrepreneur, who is Joint Chairman and CEO of an accessories, home and beauty supplying family business. He is also a philanthropist with a long-time involvement in the Jewish community. He joined the Jewish Museum Board in 2021, is a Board Member of the British Friends of Tel Aviv University and has previously been involved with the Jaffa Institute, and Chair of the Conservative Friends of Israel. He is currently Vice-Chair of Onward Think-Tank, having previously served as a NED on the Department for Education and as Chair of the National Apprenticeship Ambassadors Network.

 

Tanya Persey

Tanya Persey joined the board in 2018 and was Treasurer from 2018 to 2021. She has spent over 11 years contributing to the third sector, using her background as a chartered accountant. She is motivated by driving strategic change and contribute to the goals of not-for-profit organisations. Tanya is currently also the treasurer of Camp Simcha, and works as a financial coach for people on low to moderate incomes.

 

Sharon Segal (Treasurer)

Sharon Segal is a Board director who specialises in small to medium companies in a variety of sectors, including leisure & hospitality, property. Sharon is currently CFO at The Conduit, a private members club in London and Oslo. In addition, Sharon sits on the Finance Committee of UJIA.
Sharon joined the board of Jewish Museum London in November 2023.

 

Robert Swerling

Robert is a seasoned technology executive and investor. Currently a Director at Google, his previous roles have included COO at Investec, co-CEO at The Up Group, and COO of Bookatable. He serves as Chairman of the Jewish Chronicle Advisory Board, and sits on the investment committee of one of Israel’s leading social impact funds.

 

 

 

Kelly Webb-Lamb
Kelly Webb-Lamb joined the Jewish Museum London as a Trustee in the summer of 2021. Kelly is the Founder and CEO of Mothership Productions, and was previously the Deputy Director of Programmes at Channel 4. She has 25 years experience in the Media and Broadcasting industry, and is bringing her strategic expertise, knowledge and experience of audience engagement, and skills in creating great content to the Museum, hoping to help drive sustainability for the long-term.

 

 

 

The Jewish Museum is a registered charity no. 1009819 and a registered limited company no. 2655110, England.

Its governing body is the Board of Trustees of the Jewish Museum.