Paul Bullivant, Chair
Born in Birmingham, where he studied architecture, Paul lived in southern Spain for 6 years before settling in Bristol where he worked in social housing development. He has been involved as a trustee in a number of charities and community organisations and has organised and promoted a range of arts and music events.
He enjoys walking long distance paths, playing music and cooking for friends and family. He is also a trustee of Oxfordshire Art Weeks.
Katy is a photography curator and advisor. She is Chair of the Board of Trustees of Photofusion in Brixton and a member of the Maud Sulter Advisory Board. Katy has been focussed on photography for the past 15 years, working with museums, festivals, galleries, collectors and artists in a variety of capacities such as curating exhibitions both in the UK and abroad, advising museums and collectors on acquisitions, running artists’ residencies and prizes and mentoring photography groups as well as writing exhibition catalogues and attending portfolio reviews in the UK and abroad. She studied at the Courtauld Institute of Art and Magdalen College, Oxford.
Sir Brian Pomeroy, CBE
Brian was the Senior Partner of Deloitte Consulting until 1999 when he took up a number of public, private and voluntary sector appointments. From 2007 to 2013 he was Chair of the Photographers’ Gallery in London. He holds an MA in Photography and is an active photographer (ARPS) and collector of photographs and photo-books. He is Chair of the Kraszna-Krausz Foundation, which awards photography and moving-image book prizes, and Chair of the Royal Photographic Society’s Awards Committee.
Taous is a photography historian working between Paris and Oxford. She is currently a PhD fellow at the Panthéon-Sorbonne University in Paris. Since 2019 Taoushas been a researcher attached to the Maison Française in Oxford. She is on the editorial board of The Eyes, an annual bilingual photography magazine. You can regularly read her work as a photography critic in specialized publications and hear her talks in photo-related events.
Joanna Vestey is a practising artist/photographer based in Oxford. She holds an MA in Social Anthropology and Development from SOAS and has recently completed a practice-based PhD at USW. Her doctoral studies focused on shifts in materiality and technology and photography’s place within this. Her work has been exhibited internationally and is held in permanent collections. She is passionate about social change and is always interested in how photography and the arts can be used to both affect and effect this.
Benet is an entrepreneur and businessman with expertise focused on developing strategy and effective operational execution that challenges conventional boundaries. This expertise was developed both in large businesses and in start-up organisations primarily in the UK, Western Europe and the USA. He has had a lifelong interest in photography.