Chair, Sophie Hull


Gallery Manager, Abigail Day

Abigail graduated from the University of Southampton with a distinction in Contemporary Curation. Since, she has worked in a variety of institutions, predominantly non-profits and charities, such as Aspex Gallery, The Royal Society of Sculptors, Cass Sculpture Foundation and Candida Stevens Gallery. She has also worked overseas for the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and the Venice Biennale. She is passionate about working with artists and brings a fresh perspective to the Oxmarket.

Board of Directors

Martyn Bell


Jackie Blackman

Jackie has been heavily involved in the arts and design and worked in Temple  Bar, Dublin as Director of Design Yard Contemporary Jewellery Gallery. There she curated numerous exhibitions and ensured that the branding of the gallery was strong and consistent throughout.

Later, for a number of years, Jackie ran her own interior design company after  which, she returned to learning and achieved a diploma in History of Art, a Masters in Creative Writing (Distinction) and a PhD in Drama Studies (all at Trinity College Dublin). Jackie was Post Graduate representative for Arts Letters in Trinity and sat on many committees effecting change.

Fiona Gowar


Dan Inman


Mark Schwarz


Ian Buckley (Treasurer)




Sarah Mansell


Robert Gowing

Robert works on all aspects of town and country planning law, and advises a wide range of clients from both the private and public sector. He has experience working on both commercial developments and national infrastructure projects. Having a background in the cultural heritage sector, he advises on Senior Associate, Planning and Zoning (UK) at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner a
City law firm.

He has a professional architecture degree and is a Fellow of the International Institute for Conservation. Prior to his role as a solicitor at Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP (now Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner), he was Senior Architectural Conservator (and Head of Wall Paintings Conservation) within the Building Conservation and Research Team at English Heritage (now Historic England).

He sits on a number of committees and boards focussed on conservation and heritage issues, including the Precincts Committee of the Cathedrals Fabric Commission for England and the Plowden Medal Committee for the Royal Warrant Holders Association.


Tessa Cox


Bernard Buckley

Bernard Buckley is a board level International Executive Coach and Management Consultant with over thirty-five years corporate and free-lance expertise gained in a wide variety of industry sectors, including Media, Telecoms, Luxury Goods, Financial and Professional Services, Oil & Gas and the Public Sector where he held a number of board HR Director appointments.

Bernard has particular expertise and experience in business transformation, restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, executive succession planning and executive performance reward including wealth creation plans.