Our Team


Anthony Plant: Director aplant@sidneynolantrust.org

Hollie Brookes: Office Coordinator admin@sidneynolantrust.org

Kate Morgan-Clare: Learning Programme Co-ordinator (part-time) kate@sidneynolantrust.org

Board of Trustees

Richard Catt (Chair), qualified as a barrister and has had a distinguished career as a General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Company Secretary for listed and private groups.

Professor Anthony Collier was Professor and Dean of Faculty of the Built Environment at the University of Central England (now Birmingham City University). He is the founding Director and Chair of The Bond Company in Birmingham, is an exhibiting artist and is active in the charitable and arts sectors in the West Midlands.

Dr Rebecca Daniels was born in Australia. She is an art historian, researcher and published writer and was Associate Editor of the Francis Bacon Catalogue Raisonné, published 2016.

Francis Dunne is an agronomist, based in Presteigne and working across the UK. He is the grandson of Lord and Lady Rennell who owned The Rodd before it was sold to Sidney and Mary Nolan.

Dick Jones has acted as CFO in many sectors including charitable / not for profit where he strove to achieve continual improvement in business performance. As a Business Consultant he increased the efficiency and effectiveness of organisations via streamlining processes, implementing systems and change management exercises.

Lord Lipsey (President), a life peer, chairs the All Party Groups on Classical Music and on Statistics. An economist and past financial regulator, David is a former political editor of The Economist and deputy editor of two national newspapers. He was an adviser to James Callaghan as prime minister and to Anthony Crosland, the foreign secretary.

Gub Neal is an Emmy award winning, BAFTA nominated TV drama producer who is currently Creative Director of Endemol Shine Group’s Artists Studio. He has been a Controller of Drama for Granada and Head of Drama for Channel 4, and his credits include the multi award winning dramas Cracker, Prime Suspect, The Fall, Queer as Folk, Sunday, Longitude and Shackleton.

Lucy Trench has worked in publishing and in museums, as conservator, editor, writer and educator. She was Head of Interpretation at the Victoria and Albert Museum, then at the Science Museum. She has links with Herefordshire and with Australia.

Elizabeth-anne Williams has enjoyed a varied career in the arts establishing a gallery, a range of venues and international award-winning festivals, including the Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Arts.


Honorary President

Sir John Tooley

John Tooley has played a crucial role in the development of opera, music and ballet in the UK. He was General Director of the Royal Opera House 1970–88 and, amongst others, has also been involved with the Britten Estate, Welsh National Opera, Almeida Theatre, the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Salisbury Festival. He was made Commendatore of the Italian Republic in 1976 and knighted in 1979. He chaired the Sidney Nolan Trust for 20 years until 2012.


We are now looking for volunteers to assist in a number of areas across our site and activities.

As we start on our Development Project there are many areas of work opening up for volunteers to get involved in. Whether you have just a few hours or a couple of days a week spare, you will receive a warm welcome.

If you would like to find out how to be part of this exciting project, get in touch: info@sidneynolantrust.org or 01544 260149.

Sidney Nolan “…a man who longed somehow to project himself into space to think about the world and its ways from a great distance, and return to it reborn as a child.”

Barry Pearce