Press release

Tate Trustees

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Lord Browne of Madingley and Ms Monisha Shah have been reappointed as trustees of the Tate Gallery.

The Prime Minister has reappointed Lord Browne of Madingley and Ms Monisha Shah as trustees of the Tate Gallery, for the 4 years commencing 1 August 2011. Lord Browne is also the Chairman of the Board of Trustees.

Biographical details

Lord Browne of Madingley

Lord Browne is President of the Royal Academy of Engineering. He is Managing Director and Managing Partner of Riverstone Europe, and Chairman of the Cambridge Judge Business School. He was Chief Executive of BP plc from 1995 to 2007 and was Chairman of the Advisory Board of Apax Partners in 2006 to 2007. He was a Trustee of the British Museum from 1995 to 2005, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society. He holds no other public appointments.

Monisha Shah

Ms Shah works independently in media and entertainment, and has a special interest in the international exploitation of intellectual property across television, publishing and digital media. She was previously Director of Sales for Emerging and Developed Markets across Europe, Middle East, India and Africa, at BBC Worldwide. Born and raised in Bombay, with an Executive MBA from the London Business School, she was elected Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in February 2009. She holds no other public appointments.

Notes to editors

Tate’s mission, laid down by the 1992 Museums and Galleries Act, is to increase public knowledge, understanding and appreciation of art. Its responsibilities are safeguarding and enhancing its assets which are the collections, expertise in the collections and subject area, and the buildings. Tate seeks to spread the benefits of those assets by maximising access and developing value for visitors, satisfying stakeholders and through effective organisation and sound financial management. Tate Trustees are not remunerated.

The appointment process has followed the OCPA Code of Practice. Appointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process. However, in accordance with the original Nolan recommendations, there is a requirement for political activity in the United Kingdom in the past five years (if any declared) to be made public. Lord Browne and Ms Shah have each declared no political activity.