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Director – Sally Shaw

Sally Shaw has been Director at Firstsite since April 2016.  She was previously Head of Programme at Modern Art Oxford. Sally has a specialist background in commissioning and public art and was Deputy Head of Culture for the Mayor of London and Senior Curator for London Underground. Sally has an MA in Curating Contemporary Art from Goldsmiths College of Art & Design.

Executive Officer – Sandra Macdonald


Director of Finance & Operations – Sarah Caven-Atack

Finance Officer – Martha Rios-Hall

Building and Front of House

Building Manager – Eddie Bacon

Duty Managers – Thom Goodall, Ross Alexander Mason, Lauren Thompson

Gallery Assistants:

Chaz Allington Lodge
Joseph Daniels
Iris Dina Gunnarsdottir
Ashleagh Hurren
Angelina Kanadys
Lidia Klimberg
Denise Luckett
Aaron Macdermott
Isaac Martinez-Lafuente
Eva Pieri
Calum Rennie
Megan Ryder
Samantha Sewell
Lizzie Sparkes
Rachel Spore
Griogair Straiton
Laurie Straiton
Jonathan Wingard

Hospitality and Events Manager – Paul Shaw

Volunteer Coordinators – Megan Ryder and Laurie Straiton

Commercial and Development

Retail Manager – Kelly Oxborrow, Eulalia Calafell

Events Coordinator – Abigail Cheverst


Head of Programme – Stuart Tulloch

Programme Manager, Exhibitions and Events (maternity cover) – Harriet Rose Cooper

Programme Manager, Learning and Education – Sue Hogan

Programme Organiser, Learning and Education – Amy Williams

Programme Organiser, Young People – Beth Hull

Programme Assistant – Lizzie Croucher

Marketing Coordinator – Keita Lynch

Meet our trustees.