Trustees and Staff




Dame Vivien Duffield DBE, Chairman

Dame Vivien Duffield is the Chairman of the Clore Duffield Foundation. She serves on the boards of a number of other UK charities, including Balletboyz, the Imperial War Museum Foundation, the Grange Park Opera appeal, Race Against Dementia and Clore Leadership. She is the founder and Life President of JW3, London’s Jewish Community Centre, which opened in 2013. Dame Vivien is Chairman of the Clore Foundation in Israel and a life-long member of the Weizmann Institute of Science Executive Board. Dame Vivien was a member of the Board of the Royal Opera House from 1990 to 2001 and 2014 to 2022 and remains Chairman of the Royal Opera House Endowment Fund. She was a member of the Board of Governors for the Southbank Centre board from 2002 to 2016 and from 2007 to 2010 she was Chairman of the Campaign for Oxford University.

Dame Vivien's charitable work has been formally acknowledged by many institutions, both in the UK and in Israel. She was awarded the CBE in 1989, the DBE in 2000, and in 2008 HRH The Prince of Wales presented Dame Vivien with one of the first Medals for Arts Philanthropy. She attended Oxford University from 1963 -1966 is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Music, the Royal Academy of Music and of the Royal College of Art. She has honorary degrees from the University of Buckingham, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Weizman Institute of Science in Israel and Imperial College, London.


Melanie Clore, Trustee

Melanie Clore spent more than 30 years at Sothebys, where she began her career following graduation. She was the Chairman of Sotheby’s Europe (2011-16) and worldwide Co-Chairman of the Impressionist and Modern Art department (2000-16). In 2016, Melanie co-founded Clore Wyndham Fine Art, now recognised as one of the leading art advisory businesses globally, working with collectors, museums and galleries in Europe, Asia and North America. She has been a Trustee of the Royal Academy Trust since 2017. She was on the Board of Tate (2004-08) and has been an honorary member of the Tate Foundation since 2009. She was a Trustee of the Whitechapel Art Gallery (1988-99). She is a cousin of Dame Vivien’s and became a Trustee of the Clore Duffield Foundation in July 2012.


James Harding, Trustee

James Harding is the Co-founder and Editor of Tortoise Media, and prior to this was Director of News and Current Affairs at the BBC. He was the Editor of The Times of London from 2007-2012, winning the Newspaper of the Year in two of the five years he edited the paper. He was previously The Times Business Editor, having joined from The Financial Times, where he worked as Washington Bureau Chief, Media Editor and China correspondent opening the paper's bureau in Shanghai in 1996. He is the author of Alpha Dogs: How Political Spin Became a Global Business (2009) and he presented On Background on the BBC World Service.


David Harrel, Trustee

David Harrel is a former Senior Partner, and a founding partner, of City law firm SJ Berwin LLP. Upon retiring from the firm in 2007 he held a number of non-executive or advisory positions including Chairman of Kyte Group Limited, Chairman of CPA Global Limited, Non-Executive Director of Wichford PLC, Non-Executive Director of Rathbone Brothers PLC, Chairman of Savile Group PLC, Chairman of Fairpoint Group Plc, a trustee of English National Opera and Executive Committee Member of The Countryside Alliance. Currently, David is a trustee of The Clore Leadership Programme and Deputy Chairman of The Marlowe Theatre Canterbury. David has been a Trustee of the Clore Duffield Foundation for many years.


Richard Oldfield, Trustee

Richard Oldfield is Executive Chairman of Oldfield Partners, which he founded in 2005, after 9 years as Chief Executive of Alta Advisers, a family investment office. Prior to this, he was director of Mercury Asset Management plc, which he joined in 1977. He became Chairman of the Oxford University investment committee and Oxford University Endowment Management Ltd in January 2007, was Chairman of Keystone Investment Trust plc from 2001 to 2010 and is a director of Witan Investment Trust plc. Richard is a Trustee of Leeds Castle Foundation and the author of Simple But Not Easy: An Autobiographical and Biased Book About Investing (2007).


Jeremy Sandelson, Trustee

Jeremy Sandelson is a highly experienced business leader and former senior partner at Clifford Chance, the international law firm. He has also held a number of roles in the not-for-profit sector as a trustee of various arts institutions and is currently Chair and Pro-Chancellor of the University for the Creative Arts. He is a trustee of The Bike Project, a community Charity seeking to provide refugees and asylum seekers with free bicycles and he is a director of a number of companies including TBG AG, a major private Swiss industrial holding company. Educated at Cambridge University, Jeremy joined the board of the Clore Duffield Foundation in 2013.




Kate Bellamy, Director

Kate has been Director of the Clore Duffield Foundation since September 2021. Before that Kate was Director, Museums and Cultural Property at Arts Council England. Previously she led the team that delivered the Mendoza Review of Museums for the DCMS (2016-2017) and was Head of Strategy and Advocacy, V&A (2014-2017). Other roles have included Head of Strategy and Communications, National Museum Directors' Council (2007 – 2010). Kate is a Governor for Ark Soane Academy in Acton and previous non-Executive roles include trustee for Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery.



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