Meet the Team

Staff Members

Tom Dingle

Director
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Tom Dingle

Director
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Tom became the Director of Jersey Arts Trust in 2011. Since this time he has conceived and produced a range of developmental projects including, the New Plays Project, Creative Arts Programme and the Artist Lock In alongside the delivery of the wider programme.

Since 2016, Tom has driven the evolution of Jersey Arts Trust to ArtHouse Jersey with the expansion of the company’s residency programme and international reach.

Away from ArtHouse Jersey, Tom is a Governor at Jersey College for Girls and played a supporting/advisory role for Branchage Film Festival. Tom previously worked as a freelance theatre director and an assistant projects producer and graduated from the University of Exeter with a BA (Hons) degree in English Literature.

Matt Fiott

Executive Producer
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Matt Fiott

Executive Producer
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Matt comes to ArtHouse Jersey with significant experience of working in government and business development. Prior to his appointment he worked in Jersey’s Ministry of External Relations for eight years in a variety of roles, most recently as Head of Brexit Coordination and EU. Before that, Matt led on business development for the Branchage Film Festival and in various roles in television and publishing.

Matt grew up and was educated in Jersey at Victoria College. He studied for his degree in International Business at the University of Plymouth, and gained his Masters in International Relations at the University of Hong Kong.

Pippa Le Quesne

Programme Manager
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Pippa Le Quesne

Programme Manager
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Pippa joins ArtHouse Jersey from her previous role with the Jersey Festival of Words, where she was the Programme Director and one of the founding committee members. Prior to that, Pippa worked in UK publishing for 18 years. She started her career as an editorial assistant at Bloomsbury, where she was lucky enough to work on the first Harry Potter manuscript, before going on to work as a commissioning editor at Puffin, and Editorial Director of Children’s Books at The Viney Agency.

Pippa graduated from the University of Cardiff with a BA (Hons) degree in English Literature, going on to obtain an MA in Creative writing from the University of Bath Spa.

Carrie Cooper

Head of Communications
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Carrie Cooper

Head of Communications
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Carrie Cooper has worked in radio broadcasting since 1999, initially for Spain’s Global Radio before being contracted by the BBC as a broadcast journalist, presenter & producer. She’s presented and created content right across the output including hosting the flagship politics programme and taking on the role of the station’s Arts Producer. She acted as publicist for Branchage International Film Festival and was instrumental in setting up and hosting a pop-up BBC specialist cross-arts radio station. She also acted as Press Officer and Sponsorship Liaison for Reasons Electronic Music & Arts Festival. As well as communicating ArtHouse Jersey’s output Carrie works as a voice artist, acts as Music Specialist & British Voice for NYC based content media solutions organisation Focus 360llc and regularly presents & reports for the BBC on issues affecting Jersey’s community today.

Natasha Dettman

Producer
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Natasha Dettman

Producer
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Natasha Dettman is an experienced creator and producer, who works across multiple media, within the visual arts. Throughout her career she has collaborated with artists from different disciplines to design and curate multifaceted, experiential sets and installations for live music and arts events. She studied fine art painting at Winchester School of Art and University of East London. She has worked as art director on all shows within the Bestival brand in the UK and Internationally from 2002-2018 Since moving back to Jersey she has designed and directed projects for Branchage Film and Arts Festival and CCA Gallery International. She joined the team at AHJ in September 2019.

Emma Oxenham

Operations Manager
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Emma Oxenham

Operations Manager
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Emma has extensive experience in the charitable sector, having worked for a number of organisations such as Sadler’s Wells, Forestry Commission England and Help Musicians UK, in the areas of administration, fundraising, grantmaking and evaluation. Emma studied her undergraduate degree in Human Geography at Durham University, with her dissertation researching the interaction between people and public art. Emma also holds an MSC from Cass Business School in Philanthropy, Grantmaking and Social Investment where her thesis focused on an in depth examination of the development of charity law and regulation here in Jersey. Emma is responsible for the management of the Greve de Lecq Barracks site, as well as administratively supporting ArtHouse Jersey’s programme, funding strands and residencies.

Board of Trustees

Philip Hewat-Jaboor

Chairman

Philip Hewat-Jaboor

Chairman

Philip started his career in Sotheby’s Belgravia in 1972 where he specialised in 19th century furniture and works of art. He subsequently concentrated on 18th century French and English furniture before developing the auction house’s client advisory services department. He opened his consultancy business in 1982 with the aim of providing totally independent advice to new collectors keen to acquire works of art. He has been collecting for many years, and holds works ranging from sculpture, hardstone vases and fragments from ancient Egypt, Rome and Byzantine, to neoclassical pieces and historic photography.

Philip has been involved in Masterpiece London since the very first edition where he chaired the vetting committee. In 2012 he was appointed Chairman of the fair. Philip is also an independent art adviser, who works on behalf of private collectors, museums and designers, to buy and sell a wide range of paintings, furniture and works of art. He was the co-curator of the exhibition, ‘William Beckford, An Eye for the Magnificent’ at the Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts in New York in October 2001 and at the Dulwich Picture Gallery in 2002. He also curated the exhibition ‘Thomas Hope: Regency Designer’ held at the Victoria and Albert Museum from March to June 2008 and at the Bard Graduate Center in New York from July to November 2008; co-editing the catalogue.

Gailina Liew

Vice-Chair

Gailina Liew

Vice-Chair

Gailina is a non-executive Director, entrepreneur and retired listed company executive with more than 20 years experience in commercialising personalised medicine and bioinformatic technologies, establishing strategic alliances in North America and Asia, managing public-private partnerships, and translating ideas into viable business opportunities.

Gailina holds a BSc in Molecular Genetics & Molecular Biology (University of Toronto), a LLB (Western University), an MBA (Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University & Schulich School of Business, York University), and is a certified adjudicator (Society of Ontario Adjudicators and Regulators & Osgoode Hall Law School, York University).

Philip Thomas

Treasurer

Philip Thomas

Treasurer
Phil is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants and has a wealth of experience from working in accounting, legal, distribution, manufacturing and 3rd sector organisations. He holds the Certificate & Diploma in Company Direction awarded by the Institute of Directors. He is the Finance Director for Jersey Heritage.

Jacque Rutter

Jacque Rutter

Jacque qualified as an Art therapist and Teacher, achieving the top student award – the Louise Ryland Prize – following two major museum collections that she produced as part of her studies. Jacque worked as a Documentary Illustrator for the Sunday Times newspaper before moving into Education. She set up the Roche Sides Art Centre in the Peak District, which featured in a BBC Two documentary that highlighted outstanding art practices in Britain.

In 2000 she moved to Jersey to become head of the art faculty at Hautlieu school, where she has led the development of a range of extensive projects such as the Ice Age project as well as the Jersey Young Ambassador programme and Young Arts Society. Jacque is currently Director of Art and Design Technology at Jersey College for Girls

As a Trustee, she helped ArtHouse Jersey to curate and bring the Paper Dialogues exhibition to Jersey and continues to be instrumental in helping us to shape and develop our artistic programme.

James Corbett QC

James Corbett QC

Called to the English Bar in 1975, James has been Queen’s Counsel for almost 20 years. James joined Baker & Partners in September 2018 as Senior Counsel, enhancing the firm’s already renowned courtroom experience.

James has been admitted, permanently or pro hac, in a total of 11 international and offshore jurisdictions including the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands and Gibraltar. He is the first English QC to join a Jersey firm.

After many years as a member of prestigious Serle Court Chambers in Lincoln’s Inn, London, James became a partner in the London office of Kobre & Kim LLP, a US/International law firm. He was Managing Partner of that firm’s Cayman Islands office from 2012-2014. James is a leading authority on cross-border litigation in English and Commonwealth courts, with an emphasis on disputes in the financial services and technology industries as well as those related to insolvency. His work has often involved complex trusts, banking and securities matters, including claims of £100 million+ by non-English banks, brokerage firms and other institutions against major international banks including Standard Chartered Bank, JP Morgan Chase and The Royal Bank of Scotland. He is also a Chartered Arbitrator and CEDR Mediator and has arbitrated and mediated international disputes in many parts of the world. He is a graduate of the University of Exeter (LLB and LLM) and is a former lecturer in Law at the University of Leicester. In January 2020 James was registered to the EU-list of the Dutch Section of the Brussels Bar.

Sam MacKelden

Sam MacKelden

Sam is an experienced project and creative manager with a passion for the arts. Having worked with various galleries and museums during nearly 10 years in the media and marketing industries, including the Tate, National Portrait Gallery, Natural History Museum and V&A, she has experience in delivering fast-paced and complex projects within marketing, retail and cultural sectors.

Most notably, Sam worked at the Royal Academy of Arts, London for a number of years and led on all aspects of design and production across The Academy. She was part of the team that delivered the now famous Ai Wei Wei main gallery exhibition, the critically acclaimed RA Summer Exhibition coordinated by Michael Craig-Martin and David Hockney’s, 82 Portraits and 1 Still-life. Sam also has extensive experience of implementing brand as well as creating a brand concept from the ground up. In particular, she has worked with retail giants such as John Lewis and Tesco to create, develop and bring to market own-brand, and branded products.

Currently Head of Projects at Switch Digital in St Helier, Sam enjoys working with numerous clients across various sectors, helping them to bring their campaign concepts and marketing strategies to life.

As a fine arts graduate of Central Saint Martins and Goldsmiths College, Sam is proud to be part of the ArtHouse team continuing to promote the arts in Jersey.

Rebecca Bettany

Rebecca Bettany

Rebecca Bettany

Rebecca Bettany
Rebecca works with a number of family offices, managing asset holding structures and providing guidance on underlying investments. She also provides support for family owned businesses on governance and succession. Rebecca grew up in London and moved to Jersey with her husband and three children in 2016. She studied History at Oxford University before going into finance and has worked for institutions including Lazard, Credit Suisse and Lombard Odier. She currently heads UK & Private Clients for JTC Group’s Private Office. She has won a number of industry awards and her articles are regularly published

Daniela Raffio

Daniela Raffio

Daniela is a skilled Policy and Transformation Manager with over 20 years’ experience in the public and voluntary sector leading complex programmes of change. Daniela originally started her training in the arts hoping to become an illustrator before completely changing direction and being awarded a First-Class Honours Degree and subsequently a Master’s in International History and Politics.

Since graduating, Daniela has worked in various senior management positions. Her work has won several awards including the 2015 National Positive Practice in Mental Health Award for the Development of a Self-harm Pathway and winner of the 2018 Government of Jersey; Working in Partnership Award. She currently holds the position of Head of Commissioning and Service Redesign within the Government of Jersey

Daniela loves traveling and being quarter French, quarter Scottish and half Italian has family all over Europe whom she regularly visits. Outside work Daniela is kept busy with three teenage children, she loves painting and also enjoys reading and being part of the Aureole Choir.

Natalie Passmore

Natalie Passmore

Natalie is a Fellow Chartered Accountant and Chartered Manager with more than 15 years of accounting experience gained within commercial roles in Jersey and overseas. Natalie is the Finance Director for Jersey Water. She holds a Diploma in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors and was awarded Jersey’s Young Director of the Year by Institute of Directors Jersey in 2019.