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Our Staff

Everyone who works at the Whitworth can be contacted via our main telephone number, on 0161 275 7450, or you can contact individual staff members below.

If you have general enquiries about a visit to the gallery, please email the Visitor Team, and if you’d like to keep in touch, please join our mailing list.


If you'd like to join the names on this list please take a look at the vacancies we're currently advertising

Directorate

Director   Maria Balshaw

Senior Executive Assistant to the Director  Helen Fairs   07825 316609

Director’s Office Assistant   Holly Matthews   0161 306 2539

Head of Development, The Manchester Partnership   Jo Beggs   07917 553040

Policy & Strategy Liaison Officer   Marie-Claire Daly  07833 407 822

Data Manager, The Manchester Partnership   Helen Mark   07831112808

Visitor Teams and Marketing & Communications

Head of Visitor Team (Maternity Cover) Joan Humphreys  07824622923

Visitor Team Co-ordinator   Ashleigh Owen   07798 924196

Visitor Team Co-ordinator   Peter Fallon  07798 924196

Press:   SUTTON: please contact Rebecca Storey or Charlotte Sluter

Marketing Officer   Joanne Hitchen   0161 275 7472

Digital Communications Officer   Steve Devine  07786 027328

Design Manager, The Manchester Partnership   Ian Smith

Learning and Engagement

Head of Learning and Engagement  Natalie Ireland  07990 796941

Learning and Engagement Support Coordinator  Matthew Retallick  0161 275 7453

Learning Manager   Andrew Vaughan   0161 275 7453

Early Years Co-ordinator  Lucy Turner  0161 275 7453

Primary Co-ordinator   Steven Roper   0161 275 7453

Secondary and FE Co-ordinator  Denise Bowler  0161 275 7453

Circuit Youth Engagement Assistant  Sally Thelwell   0161 275 7453 / 07919 560477
Circuit is a four-year national programme connecting 15-25 year olds.

Engagement Manager  Ed Watts   07824 538019

Volunteer Coordinator (Maternity Cover)  Emma Horridge   0161 275 8459

Cultural Park Keeper  Francine Hayfron   07795 128868

Student Engagement Co-ordinator  Naomi Kashiwagi

Arts and Health Co-ordinator   Wendy Gallagher   0161 275 8454

Family Programme Coordinator  Novae Lee   0161 275 8459

Age-Friendly Culture Coordinator  Claire Cowell    07776 170688

Not So Grim Up North Project Researcher  Nuala Morse

Collections

Senior Curator (Modern and Contemporary Art)   Mary Griffiths   0161 275 8450

Senior Curator (Programmes)   Samantha Lackey   0161 275 8450

Curator (Exhibitions)   Poppy Bowers   0161 275 8450

Curator (Wallpapers and Textiles)  Amy George  (currently on maternity leave)

Curatorial Assistant (Textiles) part-time and Curator (maternity cover: Textiles and Wallpaper)   Uthra Rajgopal   0161 275 7479

Curator (Historic Fine Art) (Temporary)  Rhian Addison   0161 275 8450

Curator of the Musgrave Kinley Outsider Collection  Holly Grange   0161 275 7479

Early Career Curator, Islamic and South Asian Art and Material Culture   Jenny Norton-Wright   0161 275 8766

Collection Information Manager  John Peel   0161 235 8892

Development

Grant Writer  Olga Gribben   0161 275 8458

Commercial Team

Retail Manager  Neil Greenhalgh   0161 275 7498

Buyer and product developer  Emma Matthews   07342 076293

Merchandiser  James Cragg

Finance Manager   David Bryan   0161 275 2651

Finance Administrator   David Allred   0161 275 7456

Events Coordinator   Leanne Lightfoot   0161 275 7463

Collections Care and Access

Head of Collections Care and Access   Nicola Walker   0161 275 7400 

Collections Care Manager/Conservator (Textiles)   Ann French   0161 275 7485

Conservator (Works on Paper)   Daniel Hogger   07920 575943

Conservator (preventive)  Sarah Potter

Gallery and Museum Registrar   Gillian Smithson    0161 275 8457 or 07920 806147

Collections Access Officer   Jamilla Hawa   (Collections Image Reproductions and Photography)  0161 275 8764 (currently on maternity leave)

Senior Gallery Technician: Exhibitions and Collections Care   Paul Smith   0161 275 7469

Senior Gallery Technician: Exhibitions and Collections Care  Mark Buchanan   0161 275 7469

Gallery Technician: Conservation and Collections Care  Emma Brown  0161 275 7469

House Services

House Services Manager   Dean Whiteside   0161 275 7460 

Deputy House Services Manager   George Downie   07827 882333

Events Services Supervisor   Peter Sweetman   07766 070078

House Services Supervisor   Anthony Blackburn   07917 552993

Landscape and Sustainability Technician  Patrick Osborn

Van Driver/Art Handler Ray Warburton  07867 506944

Multimedia Technician/IT support   Jim Woodward   07500 605339

The Modern Caterer (gallery cafe)

Contact Peter Booth & The Modern Caterer, via Simon Hopkinson, General Manager at:  The Modern Caterer   0161 275 7511