Tom became the Director of Jersey Arts Trust in 2011. Since this time he has conceived and produced a range of developmental projects including, the New Plays Project, Creative Arts Programme and the Artist Lock In alongside the delivery of the wider programme.
Since 2016, Tom has driven the evolution of Jersey Arts Trust to ArtHouse Jersey with the expansion of the company’s residency programme and international reach.
Away from ArtHouse Jersey, Tom is a Governor at Jersey College for Girls and played a supporting/advisory role for Branchage Film Festival. Tom previously worked as a freelance theatre director and an assistant projects producer and graduated from the University of Exeter with a BA (Hons) degree in English Literature.
Matt comes to ArtHouse Jersey with significant experience of working in government and business development. Prior to his appointment he worked in Jersey’s Ministry of External Relations for eight years in a variety of roles, most recently as Head of Brexit Coordination and EU. Before that, Matt led on business development for the Branchage Film Festival and in various roles in television and publishing.
Matt grew up and was educated in Jersey at Victoria College. He studied for his degree in International Business at the University of Plymouth, and gained his Masters in International Relations at the University of Hong Kong.
Sophie Ridgway worked as a TV Producer in London for over a decade before moving to Jersey five years ago. She specialised in producing Comedy Entertainment shows such as The Graham Norton Show, Ask Rhod Gilbert, Russell Howard’s Good News and the Bafta Award winning Murder in Successville.
As well as bringing her wealth of production experience to AHJ, Sophie is also a published author and has a MA in History from Edinburgh niversity.
Sophie is responsible for delivery a lot of AHJs community projects such as Cake and Cabaret, Mavericks Performing Arts Club and the Bedell Cristin Intergenerational Art project. She also works across residencies, developmental projects and events that bring International artists over to the island.
Carrie Cooper has worked in radio broadcasting since 1999, initially for Spain’s Global Radio before being contracted by the BBC as a broadcast journalist, presenter & producer. She’s presented and created content right across the output including hosting the flagship politics programme and taking on the role of the station’s Arts Producer. She acted as publicist for Branchage International Film Festival and was instrumental in setting up and hosting a pop-up BBC specialist cross-arts radio station. She also acted as Press Officer and Sponsorship Liaison for Reasons Electronic Music & Arts Festival. As well as communicating ArtHouse Jersey’s output Carrie works as a voice artist, acts as Music Specialist & British Voice for NYC based content media solutions organisation Focus 360llc and regularly presents & reports for the BBC on issues affecting Jersey’s community today.
Natasha Dettman is an experienced creator and producer, who works across multiple media, within the visual arts.
Throughout her career she has collaborated with artists from different disciplines to design and curate multifaceted, experiential sets and installations for live music and arts events.
She studied fine art painting at Winchester School of Art and University of East London.
She has worked as art director on all shows within the Bestival brand in the UK and Internationally from 2002-2018
Since moving back to Jersey she has designed and directed projects for Branchage Film and Arts Festival and CCA Gallery International.
She joined the team at AHJ in September 2019.
Emma has extensive experience in the charitable sector, having worked for a number of organisations such as Sadler’s Wells, Forestry Commission England and Help Musicians UK, in the areas of administration, fundraising, grantmaking and evaluation. Emma studied her undergraduate degree in Human Geography at Durham University, with her dissertation researching the interaction between people and public art. Emma also holds an MSC from Cass Business School in Philanthropy, Grantmaking and Social Investment where her thesis focused on an in depth examination of the development of charity law and regulation here in Jersey.
Emma is responsible for the management of the Greve de Lecq Barracks site, as well as administratively supporting ArtHouse Jersey’s programme, funding strands and residencies.
Philip started his career in Sotheby’s Belgravia in 1972 where he specialised in 19th century furniture and works of art. He subsequently concentrated on 18th century French and English furniture before developing the auction house’s client advisory services department. He opened his consultancy business in 1982 with the aim of providing totally independent advice to new collectors keen to acquire works of art. He has been collecting for many years, and holds works ranging from sculpture, hardstone vases and fragments from ancient Egypt, Rome and Byzantine, to neoclassical pieces and historic photography.
Philip has been involved in Masterpiece London since the very first edition where he chaired the vetting committee. In 2012 he was appointed Chairman of the fair. Philip is also an independent art adviser, who works on behalf of private collectors, museums and designers, to buy and sell a wide range of paintings, furniture and works of art. He was the co-curator of the exhibition, ‘William Beckford, An Eye for the Magnificent’ at the Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts in New York in October 2001 and at the Dulwich Picture Gallery in 2002. He also curated the exhibition ‘Thomas Hope: Regency Designer’ held at the Victoria and Albert Museum from March to June 2008 and at the Bard Graduate Center in New York from July to November 2008; co-editing the catalogue.
Gailina is a non-executive Director, entrepreneur and retired listed company executive with more than 20 years experience in commercialising personalised medicine and bioinformatic technologies, establishing strategic alliances in North America and Asia, managing public-private partnerships, and translating ideas into viable business opportunities.
Gailina holds a BSc in Molecular Genetics & Molecular Biology (University of Toronto), a LLB (Western University), an MBA (Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University & Schulich School of Business, York University), and is a certified adjudicator (Society of Ontario Adjudicators and Regulators & Osgoode Hall Law School, York University).
Phil is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants and has a wealth of experience from working in accounting, legal, distribution, manufacturing and 3rd sector organisations. He holds the Certificate & Diploma in Company Direction awarded by the Institute of Directors. He is the Finance Director for Jersey Heritage.
Jacque qualified as an Art therapist and Teacher, achieving the top student award – the Louise Ryland Prize – following two major museum collections that she produced as part of her studies. Jacque worked as a Documentary Illustrator for the Sunday Times newspaper before moving into Education. She set up the Roche Sides Art Centre in the Peak District, which featured in a BBC Two documentary that highlighted outstanding art practices in Britain.
In 2000 she moved to Jersey to become head of the art faculty at Hautlieu school, where she has led the development of a range of extensive projects such as the Ice Age project as well as the Jersey Young Ambassador programme and Young Arts Society.
As a Trustee, she helped ArtHouse Jersey to curate and bring the Paper Dialogues exhibition to Jersey and continues to be instrumental in helping us to shape and develop our artistic programme.
Mike has been at the forefront in advising on PR for the financial services industry in Jersey since 1990. The agency founder and the first Jersey-based PR practitioner to be awarded a Fellowship by the CIPR, Mike has led and managed PR campaigns for global organisations throughout his career.
Giles has over 20 years of experience in investment, asset management and financial technology. He is passionate about creating innovative, high-value solutions. Giles has established several start-ups and challengers in the financial industry to challenge the status quo delivering customer satisfaction and organisation leadership.