The Foundling Museum is led by our Director, supported by around 35 staff along with a passionate team of volunteers.

Director’s Office & Senior Management Team

Emma Ridgway, Director
Clare Barlow, Director of Programming & Audiences
Rosie Baker, Director of Commercial & Operations
Pauline Hamilton, Director of Finance

Learning & Participation

Emma Middleton, Curator: Artists’ Projects
Sarah Triggs, Early Years Manager
Isobel Manning, Early Years Manager
Anne Harild, Family Arts Manager
Carrie Foulkes, Arts & Wellbeing Manager (interim)
Heather Kay, Arts & Wellbeing Manager (maternity leave)
Jess Heritage, Participation Manager
Tascha von Uexkull, Youth & Communities Manager
Freya Jones, Learning Coordinator

Programming & Audiences

Lucy Shanahan, Curator: Exhibitions & Displays
Alison Duke, Collections Manager
Jamie Ruers, Public Events & Online Retail Manager
Katharine Hogg, Gerald Coke Handel Collection Librarian
Colin Coleman, Gerald Coke Handel Collection Assistant Librarian

Marketing & Communications

Hannah Thomas, Marketing & Communications Manager
Joanna Bolitho, Marketing & Communications Manager
Estella Shaw, Marketing & Communications Assistant
Tara Vidisha Ghose, Social Media Executive

Philanthropy & Partnerships

Ariana Musiol Poole, Senior Philanthropy & Partnerships Manager
Beth Colley, Project Manager: Director’s Office

Visitor Engagement & Retail

Tabitha Paterson, Visitor Engagement Manager
Natalie Southgate, Assistant Visitor Engagement Manager
Lara Bolton-Patel, Tours & Group Bookings Officer
Courtney Mahler, Museum Assistant
Jessica Roberts, Museum Assistant


Cahlain Healy, Operations Manager
Kourtney Mason, Operations Assistant

Venue Hire

Hannah Robertson, Venue Sales & Events Manager
Lauren Volkaerts, Assistant Venue Sales & Events Manager

Finance & HR

Maria Lis, Financial Controller
Shelby Kamlani, Accounts Assistant
Stacey Eveleigh, Accounts Assistant
Diana Colinese, HR Manager