Eve Salomon, CBE – Chair of BPT
Eve Salomon became Chair of BPT in November 2023, to lead the charity’s board of trustees and to drive forwards BPT’s ambitions outlined in its “Vision to 2030”.
Eve has a long history in the arts and heritage sectors. She formerly led as Chair of the Horniman Museum and Gardens in London where she served two four-year terms, navigating the museum through the COVID-19 pandemic, the return of the Benin bronzes in its collections, and winning the coveted Arts Fund Museum of the Year award in 2022. She also acted as a trustee for the Ovalhouse (now Brixton House) theatre and arts centre for 20 years. This year Eve received a CBE for services to the Arts and Heritage.
Eve, a solicitor, is an international legal expert on media law and regulation for interstate bodies such as the Council of Europe, UNESCO and the OSCE. She has advised governments, regulatory authorities and international organisations on human rights and media-related issues. She has also worked as a regulator, notably as Chair of the Regulatory Board of RICS, and as a Commissioner of the Press Complaints Commission, the Gambling Commission, and Chair of the Internet Watch Foundation. More recently she chaired the board of Privacy International and currently chairs the board of trustees at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law.
Alex Sherman – Chief Executive Officer
Attends Trustee, Finance, Museums and Education, Advocacy & Campaigning, Architecture, Planning & Place and Environs committee meetings.
Before joining BPT in 2021 Alex was Head of Business for the South West Heritage Trust in Somerset and Devon. Alex’s previous role focused on strategy, charity governance, financial management and HR. With a background in project and programme management in the public and charity sectors, he has led multi-agency partnerships to successfully deliver environmental and community grant giving programmes. Alex developed and implemented the award-winning Avalon Marshes Scheme, working with environmental and heritage partners to provide landscape scale restoration as well as community, heritage, and learning projects. He has been a trustee of two charities, in youth work and community transport.
Patrizia Ribul – Director of Museums
In attendance at Trustee, Finance and Museums & Education committee meetings.
Patrizia has more than 15 years’ experience in senior and leadership positions across a broad spectrum of visual arts organisations, most recently as Executive Director of the Burton Art Gallery and Museum, as well as Project Manager, West of England Visual Arts Alliance at Spike Island. Previously, Patrizia was Acquisitions Programme Manager at the Tate for 11 years.