A highly skilled board of experienced, engaged members
Quay Arts is governed by a Board of Trustees who act as Directors of both the charity, Steve Ross Foundation for the Arts (SRFA), and the trading arm, Quay Arts Trading Company (QATC).
Rob worked for many years as a theatre practitioner in roles such as lighting designer, stage manager and production manager. A period of venue management followed including general manager of a new receiving theatre in the northeast as well as several years in London as director of operations at the Royal Albert Hall. A move into heritage saw Rob working for English Heritage managing a portfolio of iconic properties in the northeast including castles, abbeys and gardens. Rob is now the senior representative for English Heritage on the Isle of Wight and is General Manager of Osborne House.
DAVID WHITE (SRFA & QATC)
David is an established professional photographer living and working on the Island. During his career he has worked on assignments for all of the top UK newspapers and glossy magazines, as well as many leading worldwide publications. He also gives presentations at photographic seminars in the UK and globally, and devotes some of his spare time to promoting and helping the arts. Travel photography has also featured within his career having visited many exotic and remote regions especially within South America. He trained in photography in London both in a civil service photographic dept and later with a picture Agency. David is also a qualified teacher and has taught photography at the IW College.
TERENCE HART (SRFA & QATC)
Terence moved from Oxford to the Island in 1997, to take up the role of Director of Human Resources on the Board of the Isle of Wight NHS Trust. Prior to moving to the Island he worked in HR roles in commercial industry and the NHS. Terence has a degree in Law and Economics and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. On leaving the NHS in 2013, he set up a Limited Consultancy Company in Organisational Development, Leadership and Skills Training. He also supports the Hospice as a volunteer and has been a Governor for the Island Innovation Trust since 2010, two years of which he was Chair. A keen tennis player, walker and motorcyclist, Terence also includes a love of film and photographic art amongst his hobbies. He has two grown up children and lives with his partner Heather in Cowes.
ENID HANKINS (SRFA & QATC)
Initially trained as a secondary school teacher, Enid Hankins worked in many areas of England and Wales, including London, Northamptonshire, Hertfordshire, Suffolk, Cardiff and the South Wales valleys. Changing from school based work to community and youth work along the way; she has also been involved in community arts with young people and adults. She first visited the Island with her Southampton born husband in the 1970s and spent a lot of time on the Island during the intervening decades. She is a retired HMI for Education and Training where she was Lead Inspector for Adult Community-based learning in Wales. Enid currently volunteers with the WEA (Workers Educational Association) chairing their regional education committee.
Ann was born in Newport, Isle of Wight and Quay Arts has always been important in her life. She has been involved with many voluntary organisations over the years, including Valuation Tribunals, Parish Council, School Governor, W.I. to name a few. Her main interest is needle skills (embroidery, kitting, patchwork, quilting, goldwork).
Ian Boyd is an environmental adviser in private and public practice with a particular interest in urban ecology. He has worked in wildlife and conservation organizations in England, Scotland and Wales for over 30 years and for 10 years ran the Island arts and community charity, the Island 2000 Trust. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a director of the National Poo Museum (yes, really).