Under the RBS Council’s strategic guidance, the RBS team is responsible for the day to day management of the charity and the design and delivery of the programme of activities to advance and promote the art of sculpture.
Led by the Director, the team is a mix of full and part time employed and engaged staff and long term volunteers and is based at the RBS head offices in South Kensington, London.
Caroline Worthington, Director
Caroline Worthington has worked with artists throughout her career as a curator. She brings a wealth of experience gained while leading two independent, non-profit organisations and joins us from Bexley Heritage Trust, where she has been its Chief Executive for the past six years. There she ran two historic houses and introduced a contemporary art programme, featuring the work of artists including Gavin Turk, Laura Ford, and Joana Vasconcelos among others. Before that she was the Director of the Florence Nightingale Museum at St Thomas' Hospital in London, where she raised the funds and oversaw its redesign and re-launch in 2010.
Julie Beech, Head of Programme & Participation
Following a diverse career in the advertising industry, Julie founded Art in Education to deliver a range of creative projects for schools and cultural organisations. She first ran the Education Programme at the RBS in 2005, and now manages all of the awards (Brian Mercer, FIRST@108, Bursary) along with the education programme for primary and secondary schools.
Lorraine Blackman, Awards Manager
Lorraine has a background in commercial galleries, museums and arts membership organisations. Past experience includes managing an art libraries society based at the National Art Library, Victoria & Albert Museum. As well as a BA (Hons) in History and Theory of Art, Lorraine holds a MA in Arts Policy and Management.
Louise Sanders, Communications & Events Manager
Louise studied for her BA Hons in Fine Art at Birmingham Institute of Art & Design prior to completing a CIM Professional Marketing Diploma in 2007. She comes with valuable experience from the RBSA in Birmingham and recent arts, publishing and communications roles. She is an artist who enjoys working with artists, and looks after the communications for the Society’s membership as well as the RBS' digital platforms including the website and social media.