Anna Brennand: Director 

As former Chief Executive of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, a World Heritage Site in Shropshire, Anna has a wealth of experience in multi-million pound redevelopment projects and these projects have won many awards. A qualified accountant, Anna has previously worked at a senior level in a FTSE 100 firm of international moneybrokers, and also in the leisure and hospitality industry as well as central government. Most recently Anna has been CEO of a rural regeneration charity in north-east Scotland developing plans for an historic whisky distillery. Anna joined the Trust in February 2021.

Antony Mottershead: Creative Producer 

Antony trained in Fine Art Photography and has worked in the arts & cultural sector for over 10 years. Previously he was Arts Development Officer for Orkney Islands Council, and helped develop Forestry England's national arts programme Forest Art Works. He is a Clore Emerging Leader. 

Hollie Brookes: Office Co-ordinator 

Hollie is an experienced office manager having previously run her family business office and spent time working through the ranks of retail management. Hollie recently completed her CMI Level 5 in Leadership and Management and completed an AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping.

Kiefer Whitlock: Grounds person 

Kiefer studied film and photography at university and now combines his love for art and the natural world in his role here at the Rodd. For many years Kiefer has worked as the gardener and groundsman at multiple stately homes in the local area.

To contact any of the staff team please email: 

Board of Trustees

Lucy Trench (Chair) 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.

Lord Lipsey (President & Treasurer) 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 Ringside Studios. 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.

Professor David Ferry RE is one of the UK’s leading printmakers with work in many national and international collections. In 2018 David curated an exhibition of unknown late Nolan spray paintings, titled the 'Celtic Image'  for the Burren Annual exhibition in Ireland. 

Alison Giles has worked in arts management, specialising in classical music, with organisations including The Sixteen, The Monteverdi Choir, The Tallis Scholars and Music at Oxford. Now resident in Wales, she produces Presteigne Festival and Brecon Baroque Festival and oversees their community projects. She also works as a consultant in arts and heritage fundraising.

Gria Shead is a contemporary Australian Artist. Her work is collected both in Australia and internationally. Gria’s work establishes Kate Kelly, sister of Ned Kelly, as a key element in the Australian visual narrative. In 2019 Gria was the international artist in residence at the Sidney Nolan Trust.


We are delighted to recieve the active support of our committed team of volunteers who work in our gallery, gardens and office.

If you would like to become a part of our volunteer team please contact us at 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