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Jack Kirkland is Chairman and Settlor of The Ampersand Foundation. He is a Director of Bowmer & Kirkland Ltd, Chairman of Nottingham Contemporary and a Trustee of the Bridget Riley Art Foundation.
Thiago Carvalho studied economics at the LSE and did his masters at the University of Nottingham. He now works in real estate. Thiago also serves as a director of the Nottingham Park estate and is a trustee of Backlit.
Simon Conway is a barrister and former journalist. He lives and works in London.
Alastair Sooke is a writer and broadcaster. Art critic of The Daily Telegraph and a columnist for BBC Culture, he has written and presented many documentaries on television and radio for the BBC, and is the author of three books about art published by Penguin. In 2016, he sat on the British Council’s Venice Biennale Selection Committee and judged the inaugural Hepworth Prize for Sculpture. He currently serves on the Courtauld Association Committee and the advisory board of the Classical Art Research Centre at the University of Oxford.
Flor Souto, Director
Flor Souto runs The Ampersand Foundation since its creation in 2011. After working at Tate Liverpool now she manages a Derbyshire private art collection.