Solutions for the 21st Century
Aidan O’Neill, Alexander Newley, Andrew Logan, Ann-Marie James, Bartholomew Beal, Ben Summers, Bradley Theodore, Carsten Höller, Catalina GuiradoCheadle, Chrissie Hynde, David Byrne, David Shrigley, David Tucker, Duke Riley, Epoh Beech, George Morton-Clark, Giles Price, Hayden Kays, Issa Salliander, Jamie Hewlett, Jamie Reid, Jermaine Francis, Jill Furmanovsky, Jimmy Galvin, Joy Wolfenden-Brown, Kristjana S Williams, Lauren Baker, Liz Nielsen, Matt Todd, MM (Art by Maxim under the moniker MM), Michael Thompson, Mr Brainwash, Nasser Azam, Newton Cavalcanti, Paul Broomfield, Paul Stephenson, Pete Codling, R. Marvan, Reece Jones, Steve Macleod, Stuart Semple, Taylor McKimens, Toby Mulligan, Toni Gallagher, Trish Wylie, Zak Ové, Zandra Rhodes.
Adrian Shankar Filho | xACTLY Films
Anna Kirrage | Black Box Projects
Bakul Patki – Creative producer/Curator/ PR
Ellie Milner | Global Director AATC
Frank Runge | Sono Global
Helen O’Brien | Legal & Business Affairs Consultant
Jason Colchin-Carter | isis Phoenix Arts
Kiran Sharma | Kikit Entertainment
Lee Sharrock | Curator / PR / Writer
Lotta Runge | Christie’s
Mervyn Lyn | Strategic Partnership Solutions
Peter Wells Thorpe | 3003 Group
Roselyn Cason | McKinsey & Co
Stuart Watts | Watts PR
Lee Sharrock is a curator, global creative PR specialist and writer. Lee curated the inaugural Arms Around the Child charity exhibition with Ellie Milner in 2017, and has worked with other charities on fundraising art auctions including; Macmillan, Art Cardboard Citizens, Grenfell Tower Benefit Auction and ABC Children’s Trust. Lee studied at Norwich University of the Arts before moving to London to study Art History & Italian at University College London (UCL) and Bologna University. Since graduating and beginning her career at Sotheby’s Auctioneers, Lee went on to work at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), Timothy Taylor Gallery and Saatchi & Saatchi (as Global Creative PR Director). Lee is now an independent curator and PR & communications specialist working with artists, charities, advertising agencies and galleries in the UK and internationally.
Peter Wells-Thorpe is an international Fine Art consultant, curator & artist manager and the founder of Splash! – the new UK Art Biennale, launching in 2021.
Peter currently advises Cancer Research UK as well as Arms Around The Child on art auction strategy, design and implementation.
After completing my Master’s last year with Christie’s Education in Art, Law and Business, I am currently working in the Post-Sale department at Christie’s in London. Growing up with a family very involved with Arms Around the Child, it is an honour to be able to combine my love and skills within art for such a dedicated cause as heART and SOUL.
Anna Kirrage is Co-Founder and Director of Black Box Projects, a gallery, which specialises in contemporary photography and art that is created using photographic materials. The gallery is committed to working with artists who push the limits of traditional photographic practice. The gallery arranges project-based exhibitions in order to tailor the experience to the individual needs of the artist and the work exhibited. Black Box Projects aims to be a pioneer of the changing gallery model, as well as presenting a transparent working model with artists, clients and other gallerists fostering community, creativity and collaboration.
Award winning global entertainment publicist and has been in PR / Entertainment for 25 years looking after some of the biggest names in entertainment globally
Stuart joins Arms around the child committee and also is ambassador for Centrepoint – British Red Cross – Global Citizen – Royal Variety Performance and many more.
A music industry veteran, Mervyn Lyn is former VP Strategic Partnerships at Sony Music Entertainment and GM of Motown International. With a music business career spanning 35 years, he has worked with some of the world’s most recognised artists including Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, Whitney, Usher, Alicia keys, The Notorious B.I.G, Kings of Leon and man more.
Mervyn currently runs an agency responsible for creating bespoke partnerships involving music, sports or entertainment. Most recently his company negotiated and implemented a partnership with Fuji’s Instax and Taylor Swift.
Roselyn leads global partner hiring for McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm that serves leading businesses, governments, non-governmental and not-for-profit organizations.
Roselyn is also a social activist, networker and fundraiser who has, in the last decade, humbly supported many charities including The Nelson Mandela Foundation and Arms Around The Child. She holds British and American citizenship and has lived in the United Kingdom for over twenty years, divorced with one amazing child, Nicole Alexandra Marcus.
Helen has been a Trustee if Arms Around the Child since 2014. She is a Legal and Business Affairs Consultant, having previously been a Partner at Mishcon de Reya and COO and General Counsel of Mission Media.
She is passionate about helping change the lives of children. And is incredibly excited about supporting heART & Soul.