I am writing to let you know that I will stepping down as Director of the Tate Americas Foundation at the end of this year.
My decision comes after a 28 year career with Tate; 8 years in London and 20 years in New York since forming the Tate Americas Foundation. It has been a privilege to have been part of Tate as it has developed into a world class institution and to have worked with so many wonderful Trustees, Patrons and Colleagues over the years. In particular, I would like to pay tribute to the five Trustee Chairs and two Tate Directors with whom I have worked closely with since 1999: the late Richard B. Fisher; David Meitus; Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild; Jeanne Donovan Fisher; and Pamela Joyner; together with Sir Nicholas Serota and Maria Balshaw. Without these key individuals, the foundation would not have become recognized as one of the leading “American Friends” organizations with over $300 million raised in cash and art.
I have decided, as a natural extension of my long career in arts philanthropy, to open a consultancy to help develop philanthropic strategies for private individuals, foundations and non-profit institutions. I very much look forward to being an advocate for Tate in years to come, albeit in a different capacity.
Thank you to each of you for everything you have done to help make my career at Tate so enjoyable. I hope to remain in touch with many of you as we all continue to support Tate, a truly remarkable and very much loved institution!
Tate Americas Foundation
4 September 2018