Directorate

The Design Museum is led by the Chief Executive and Director, Tim Marlow OBE.

Tim Marlow OBE

Formerly Artistic Director of the Royal Academy of Arts and Director of Exhibitions at White Cube, Marlow has been involved in the contemporary art world for the past thirty years as a curator, writer and broadcaster. He has worked with many of the most important and influential artists of our time to deliver wide-ranging and popular programmes and brings a commitment to diverse and engaging exhibitions to his new role showcasing the transformational capability of design.

Marlow sits on the Board of Trustees for the Imperial War Museum, Sadler’s Wells, Art on the Underground Advisory Board and Cultureshock Media. Marlow was awarded an OBE in 2019.

The Directors directly manage the departmental directors, each responsible for a different area of the museum’s work

  • Celeste Bright, Director of Development

  • Josephine Chanter, Director of Audiences

  • Justin McGuirk, Chief Curator

  • Siobhan Tighe, Director of Finance