Committee of Trustees


The affairs of the Society are managed by a Committee of Trustees, of whom there shall be at least four. Further Trustees may be co-opted by decision of the Committee. Trustees shall retire after a term of five years, but shall be eligible for reappointment. The Committee shall meet at least twice per calendar year.

The Trustees' powers and responsibilities are laid down in the Society's Trust Deeds and Rules, copies of which are available to members on request.


Margaret Baird, collector

Hilary Barton, collector

Max Donnelly FSA, Curator of Nineteenth Century Furniture, V&A

Frances Dunkels, CVO Director of Communications and Business Development, Royal Collection Trust

Melissa Hamnett, Head of Heritage Collections and Curator of Works of Art at the Palace of Westminster

Martin Levy FSA (Chair DAS), London-based dealer in furniture and works of art

Rowena Morgan-Cox, designer and decorative arts specialist

Sarah Nichols (Honorary Treasurer and Chair Grants Committee), formerly Chief Curator, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh

Judy Rudoe FSA, Curator: 1700 to the Present, British Museum

Matthew Winterbottom, Curator of Decorative Arts and Sculpture, Ashmolean Museum of Art and Architecture

David Wurtzel (Chair Events Committee), retired barrister

Robin Wyatt, formerly English Heritage, Past Master of the Art Workers Guild (View Profile)


Geraldine Beare (Archivist)

Stella Beddoe (Journal Editor Issue 44 onwards)

Dr Rachel Conroy (SODAC Liaison)

Mark Eastment (Honorary Journal Co-ordinator)

Sharon Goodenough FCA (Honorary Accountant)

Alexa Gray (Website Manager)

Alison Hart (Membership Secretary)

Helen Kaymer (Website Editor)

Perilla Kinchin (Newsletter Editor)

Helen Ritchie (Honorary Secretary)