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Meet Our Team

Thanks and appreciation to all of the people that make Baltic.

Baltic Crew member speaking to visitors
Photo: John Mckenzie

Baltic Crew

Jenny Alderson / Sophie Bainbridge / Anthony Barstow / Reshma Begum / Nancy Daykin / Maria Fury / Darren Garrett / Stephen Haley / Becca Heath / Lizi Lampard / Matthew McGarry / Simon-Peter Moth / Brighid Mulley / Alan Parkin / Kelwim Pereira Nogueira / Niamh Pirie / Ariana Preston / David Reynolds / Harry Rivett / Thom Sansom / Judith Stevenson / Elysha Thompson / Rod Urquhart / Laura Young / Tina Zen


Relief Duty Managers (Baltic)

Jenny Alderson / Sophie Bainbridge / Maria Fury / Becca Heath / Ariana Preston

Building Services

Head of Facilities: Ross Lloyd
Facilities Technician: Barry Atkinson
Building Services Supervisor: Tony O' Rourke
Security Supervisor: John Dickinson
Security Assistant: Mick Willis / Michael Robson / Dean Garside


Head of Finance: Angela Blades
Finance Manager: Trish Wilson
Finance Assistant: Fiona Spencer-Harvey / Cheryl Stephenson / Maria Fury
Head of HR: Chris Errington-Barnes
HR Coordinator: Mikail Keysa
Head of IT: David Coxon
National Director of Contemporary Visual Arts Network: Paula Orrell
Contemporary Visual Arts Network North East Regional Director: Adam Pugh

Development & Enterprise

Head of Enterprise & Development: Rebecca Surtees-Brown
Hospitality Operations Manager: Jess Nicklin
Senior Event Planner: Ece Karaalioglu
Events Manager: Jose Cascajo Mendez
Wedding & Events Planner: Edie Miller
Events & Café Chef: Moses Munyua
Cafe Supervisor: Michael Hassan
Cafe Team: Arya Mobaraki / Liberty Holloway / Umberto Shaw / Paris Robson-Holland


Head of Communications & Digital Engagement: Craig Astley
Marketing & Communications Manager: Robyn Taylor McEwan 
Digital Marketing Executive: Amber Marwick


Interim Head of Learning & Civic Engagement: Amanda McMahon
Producer (Communities): Annie Bedford
Producer (Education): Amanda McMahon
Producer (Children & Young People): Florence Darling
Producer (Documentation, Library & Archive): Sarah Bouttell
Assistant Producer: Lizi Lampart, David Maguire
Head of Visitor Experience: Hayley Duff
Visitor Experience Managers (Front of House):
Andrew Paget / Lee Stokoe / Anthony Venus


Head of Trading: Sara Ley
Shop Manager: Andrew Smith
Retail Operations Manager: Becky Eltringham
Sales Assistant: Euan Lynn / Louise Parr / Anna Richardson / Alex Sickling / Adam Wilson


Head of Curatorial & Public Practice: Irene Aristizábal
Curator: Emma Dean
Curator: Katharine Welsh
Curator (Local): Niomi Fairweather
Curatorial Assistant: Rose Mcmurray
Assistant Curator: Kinnari Saraiya
Production Manager & Registrar: Sophie Richardson
Senior Technician: Jemma Hind, Frances Gallagher


Director: Sarah Munro
Director of Enterprise and Public Value: Kate Gray
Governance and Ethics Manager: Nancy Ogunbiyi


Kirsty Lang, (Chair) Journalist and Broadcaster
Sara Bryson, Community Organiser, Citizens UK Tyne & Wear
Kerry Campbell, Independent Curator
Nicola Catterall, Chartered Accountant
Jasmina Cibic Artist
Anthony Donaldson, Senior Economist
Cllr. Catherine Donovan, Deputy Leader of Gateshead Council
Jamie Gamble, Senior Partner at Ward Hadaway
Professor Caron Gentry, Faculty Pro Vice Chancellor, Northumbria University
Tina Gray, Senior Leader within the Mayborn Organisation
Tania Love, Architect at FaulknerBrowns
Dr Mark Sealy, Director of Autograph
Charlotte Sexton, Digital Media Strategist and Independent Consultant
Carsten Staehr, Former CEO of Cintra HR& Payroll, Restaurant Owner and Entrepreneur


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