Promoting Creativity

Our Senior Team

  • Calum Sutton

    President & CEO

    Calum is a leading communications specialist, and has helped build prestigious global cultural brands. Prior to founding SUTTON he was Head of Communications for Charles Saatchi and the Saatchi Gallery, and worked at Tate Modern. Calum has a background in Art History with a degree from University College London followed by an MA from the Courtauld Institute of Art. He is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.

  • Trish O'Connor

    Managing Director

    Trish has a wealth of communications experience in the arts and culture sector. She was Head of Press at the Southbank Centre for nine years, joining to relaunch the Royal Festival Hall following its major transformation project. She directed the press team in raising the organisation’s profile as a world‐class cultural destination, which is now the third most popular visitor attraction in UK. Prior to that Trish was Head of Press at Tate and has worked at the V&A, English Heritage and Sotheby’s. She has a degree in History of Art from Leicester University.

  • David Field

    Director

    David oversees strategic communications campaigns for international clients across the commercial and not-for profit sectors, including museums, festivals, commercial galleries, performing arts and major global brands. David previously worked in the Press Office at the Royal Academy of Arts and graduated from the University of Reading with a BA in French and German.

  • Roxy Pennie

    Director

    Roxy leads a team, directing strategic international campaigns. Her projects have included Steve McQueen at the British Pavilion at the 53rd Venice Biennale and ART HK - the Hong Kong International Art Fair - for four years up to Art Basel acquiring a majority stake. Before joining SUTTON Roxy worked at Sotheby’s Press Office, on international sales including Beautiful Inside My Head Forever, an auction of new work by Damien Hirst. Roxy graduated from University College London with BA Hons in History of Art.

  • Sam Talbot

    Director

    Sam directs major campaigns and advises clients on brand positioning and strategy. He has worked with art fairs, biennales, festivals, commercial galleries, museums and not for profit organisations. Previously, Sam worked for a PR agency, handling international press for Frieze London, and in 2012 he was part of the team that launched Frieze Masters. Sam holds a History of Art & Design degree from Manchester Metropolitan University.

  • Jesse Ringham

    Director of Digital

    Jesse has experience from both the commercial and arts sector with a leading focus on digital. Jesse previously worked at Tate where he was responsible for transforming the organisation's digital engagement with wider audiences. He also oversaw their digital content commissioning and has spoken at a number of major international conferences. Prior to Tate, Jesse worked at Marks & Spencer, launching their global social media activity, and at Topman, managing their loyalty and CRM marketing. Jesse graduated from Central Saint Martins with BA Hons in Fine Art.

  • Catherine Sutton

    Director of Development

    Catherine is one of the original SUTTON team members. She has directed campaigns for MONA in Tasmania, the Art Fund and Louis Vuitton. Catherine now works on business development. Before joining SUTTON, Catherine held positions at the V&A and the Royal Academy of Arts. She has a BSc in Sociology from the University of Bristol.

  • Matthew Brown

    Associate Director

    Matthew directs international campaigns for clients including the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam and Photo London, and led the team promoting the British Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016. Before joining SUTTON, Matthew worked with the architect Richard Rogers and for a performing arts organisation. Prior to this, he worked on the launches of Turner Contemporary and Firstsite, as well as redevelopment projects at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery and the Holburne Museum, Bath. He holds an MA in Comparative Literature from UCL. 

  • Jenny McVean

    Associate Director

    Jenny has directed campaigns for Audemars Piguet, Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art, Manchester Art Gallery and a number of Brazilian initiatives, including Latitude: Platform for Brazilian Art Galleries Abroad. She has also managed campaigns for select exhibitions at Nottingham Contemporary and for the Whitechapel Gallery at Windsor. Jenny worked in her native Canada before relocating to London and joining SUTTON. She has a BA with Honours in History of Art from Queen’s University, Canada, and an MA in History of Art at University College London.

  • Phoebe Moore

    Senior Account Director

    Phoebe worked in SUTTON’s Hong Kong office for over a year, on projects including West Kowloon Cultural District and M+, before joining the London office in 2014, where she directs campaigns for National Museums Scotland, Helsinki Art Museum and Leeds Art Gallery. Before joining the SUTTON team, Phoebe worked for an arts PR agency managing campaigns for clients including LOCOG (2012 Cultural Olympiad), Tate (Turner Prize 2011 at the BALTIC) and the GLA (Fourth Plinth). Phoebe graduated with a BA in History of Art from Leeds University.

  • Rebecca Storey

    Senior Account Director

    Rebecca has directed campaigns for the relaunch of the Whitworth, Leighton House, Heathrow T2 and Hofesh Shechter Company. Prior to SUTTON, she worked with The Courtyard Centre for the Arts, York Theatre Royal, Shakespeare’s Globe, Donmar Warehouse, Theatre Royal Stratford East and Underbelly. Rebecca studied Journalism, Film and Broadcasting at Cardiff University, and regularly lectures on digital strategy.

  • Juan Sanchez

    Senior Account Director

    Juan leads a team on international campaigns for museum, gallery and art fairs. Before SUTTON, Juan directed campaigns for Sydney Biennial, Manifesta, ARCOmadrid, Sp-Arte and the National Gallery of Canada amongst others. Previously Juan worked on cultural projects for the United Nations in his native Colombia. He has a BA in Political Science and a Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism from the University of Los Andes in Bogota, and MA in Marketing and Communications from The University of the Arts, London. Juan is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.

  • Melissa Emery

    Senior Account Director

    Melissa has directed campaigns for Sprüth Magers, David Roberts Art Foundation and the Pavilion of Chile at the Venice Biennale. Before SUTTON, Melissa held positions at The Museum of Everything, Tate and Museum 52. Melissa graduated from University College London with a BA Hons degree in History of Art and Italian.

  • Claire Owen

    Senior Account Director

    Claire directs high profile campaigns for clients including UBS. Prior to joining the SUTTON team, Claire worked for a PR agency on campaigns for commercial art galleries, antique dealers, art fairs, museums, design clients and luxury brands, including Masterpiece London, COLLECT, Burlington Arcade and Philip Mould. Claire holds an MA in Art Business from Sotheby’s Institute of Art, and an undergraduate degree in Geography and Economics from the University of St Andrews.

  • Nadine Thompson

    Senior Consultant

    Nadine is a leading cultural communications expert. Previously, Nadine headed up Communications departments at Tate, the English National Opera and the Art Fund. At Tate, she led high profile campaigns including the launch of Tate Modern, the Turner Prize and the Unilever Series. Nadine graduated from the Courtauld Institute of Art and holds a postgraduate diploma from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.