• David Glasser




    David Glasser


    David Glasser is Executive Chair of the Trustees and fulfils the full time role of Chief Executive of the museum on a pro bono basis. Born in Glasgow, he built his corporate career at Marks and Spencer Plc where he pioneered the Food Only Store concept and then at Ward White Group Plc, where he was responsible for varying development and marketing functions, up to the acquisition of the company by Boots Plc. He formed Northgate Consultancy, which advised blue chip corporations on strategic development and was involved in, and led, a number of businesses between 1990 - 2000. He became involved in Ben Uri in the late 90s and agreed to lead the development of a new strategic plan to re-invigorate and re-establish the museum, which had effectively been closed to the public since losing its gallery. In October 2000, he was elected Executive Chair and has operated since in this role full time on a pro bono basis. To avoid any personal or corporate conflicts of interest, he withdrew from business in 2001 to focus on creating a new style of museum engagements addressing contemporary issues and social integration through the visual creative arts. He led the 2018 sustainability and public benefit strategy which transforms Ben Uri from physical to digital.


    David is on the Court of the London South Bank University, a member of the Worshipful Company of Art Scholars, and is a Freeman of the City of London.

  • Andrea Cavone



    Andrea is a solicitor and Legal Counsel at Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank in the Structured Products and Derivatives team within Capital Markets Legal. Prior to this role he worked at Linklaters LLP in Milan, London and Hong Kong from 2011 to 2017. Andrea is also a trustee for the 999 Cenotaph, a charity whose mission is to create the UK first 999 Cenotaph dedicated to all who have served in the UK emergency services and the NHS.



  • Andrew Clyne





    Andrew’s career centres on executive search, building management teams for a range of start-ups and blue chips in the telecoms, software and cleantech markets. He is CEO of Recelera, a drug discovery business that is searching for new solutions to a range of degenerative conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s and Huntingdon’s disease.

  • Adam Denning





    Adam enjoyed a highly successful career in software development, principally with Microsoft USA for over 25 years. At Microsoft, his roles included servicing the technical needs of major financial services sector clients, was the assistant technical advisor to Bill Gates, and served as the main person between Windows and its key software partners such as WhatsApp, Facebook and Google. He is the author of four books and over 200 press articles. Having retired from Microsoft in 2017 and returned to the UK, he has been engaged with a number of start-ups both as an advisor and board member.

  • Joanna Mludzinska





    Joanna worked for the British Council in different capacities including staff development internationally and managing large global projects and programmes including UK Operations Change, Global Performance System, Risk Framework and Business Process Mapping. Her voluntary community roles include serving as Director of Polish Children’s Syrena Theatre for seventeen years encompassing artistic and organisational management. She also was Director and Trustee of Polish Social and Cultural Association (POSK) including eight years as Chair, carrying out her executive role on a pro-bono basis overseeing the full range of Board portfolios, with a particular interest in the Centre’s cultural offering.

  • Robert Wisniowski



    Robert is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a Fellow of the ICAEW. During his professional career he has been involved in a range of organisations from small entrepreneurial companies with half a dozen employees to large concerns with hundreds of employees and billions of pounds worth of assets. Robert has been actively involved in the charity sector for over 20 years and holds a number of Trusteeships, mostly in UK charities working in the Polish community. Currently, Robert acts as a freelance consultant getting his hands dirty on interesting stuff.