Still from Holly Herndon's 'Home' video, a Lighthouse/Metahaven co-production
Still from Holly Herndon's 'Home' video, a Lighthouse/Metahaven co-production


02 July 2015

We are delighted to welcome five new members to the Board of Trustees – each who bring specialist knowledge, enthusiasm and a wealth of experience that will help shape Lighthouse's exciting future in 2015 and beyond.

Antony Mayfield, recently appointed Chair of the Board of Trustees commented:
“Lighthouse has amazing, ambitious directors and a team brimming with ideas and energy – it needs a board with the energy and experience to back them. Our new trustees bring deep insights and connections into the worlds of media, audience development, video games and visual arts. Their diversity and calibre shows that Lighthouse is ready to take its incredible story into a new phase.”


Antonia Blocker
Antonia Blocker is a London-based curator predominantly concerned with how audiences engage with artistic practices beyond the exhibition format. She is currently Curator: Public Programmes at Whitechapel Gallery, London. Previous roles have included Associate Curator – Talks at the Institute of Contemporary Arts and Assistant Curator at Serpentine Galleries.

Rifa Thorpe-Tracey
Rifa is a hugely experienced project director with an impressive roster of former clients, including Channel 4 News, NBC and Wellcome Library. A passionate supporter of women working within digital and creative industries, in 2001 she started SheSays Brighton, which runs networking events. Rifa is currently Senior Producer at Brighton-based digital agency Brilliant Noise.

Tony Pilgrim
Tony Pilgrim has 15 years’ experience operating at senior level at the BBC. Currently he is Head of Strategy, Planning & Scheduling at BBC Radio 4 and 4extra. There, he leads the development of Radio 4’s digital evolution, ensuring that strategic priorities are built into the planning and scheduling of the network.

Helen Kennedy
A leading figure within the gaming industry, Helen has been researching and writing about games since 1993. She co-organised the first UK International conference on games, Game Cultures, and co-founded the Play Research Group at UWE (University of West England). Helen is an active member of the Women in Games (WiG) steering committee and is a Co-Investigator in the International collaboration, ‘Feminists In Games’. Currently, she is Deputy Head at the School of Art, Design and Media at the University of Brighton.

Sarah McKenzie
Through her company Creative Screen Associates, Sarah provides international and national consultancy services for the screen industries in Europe, North America and Asia. She has previously been Head of Export at the UK Film Council, Head of Marketing at the British Film Commission and Director of East End Festival.

The new Trustees join Lighthouse’s existing Board members: Paula Le Dieu, Matt Adams, Martin Trickey, Ken Smith, Antony Gostyn and Sue Gollifer.



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