Julie Lomax

Chief Executive Officer

Julie Lomax joined a-n as CEO in 2018 after working as Director of Development at Liverpool Biennial. She is an Executive Committee member of the Association of Women in the Arts and regularly lectures at Sotheby’s institute.

Julie has held the Director of Visual Arts position at Australia Council for Arts and Arts Council England, where she was responsible for visual arts policy and investment. She was the Chair of The Showroom, London between 2016-2021.

Julie originally trained as an artist, graduating from Chelsea School of Art with a degree in Fine Art. She is based in a-n’s London office.

Nazia Akthar

Administrative Assistant, Programme

Nazia joined a-n through the London Borough of Tower Hamlets Kickstart Scheme in September 2021 and is responsible for providing administrative support. She is a recent Bachelor of Arts graduate in Business Management and completed an apprenticeship as a Youth Provision Administrator at ELATT (East London Advanced Technology Training). Nazia participated in the Jack Petchey Speak Out challenge and holds a Jack Petchey Award, aimed at young people who have gone above and beyond to achieve. Nazia is based in a-n’s London office.

Robin Bootes

Membership Support

Robin’s works on the administration of a-n’s membership and assists with broader financial duties. He is also a recent PhD graduate from Newcastle University and a freelance researcher. Interested in the relationship between culture and the press he has written an archival history of the specialist videogaming magazine, which examines gaming as both a cultural industry and a form of social practice. He is based in a-n’s Newcastle office.

Wing-Sie Chan

Head of Programmes

Wing-Sie is responsible for establishing partnerships and managing and delivering programmes to increase development opportunities for a-n’s members. Before joining a-n she worked at Arts Council England as a Visual Arts Relationship Manager, championing and developing arts and culture in London through various investment programmes including managing National Portfolio Organisations. She was previously a Registrar at Alan Cristea Gallery and Exhibitions and Fundraising Manager at Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art. She is based in a-n’s London office.

Ellie Clewlow

Executive Assistant

Ellie is the Executive Assistant to a-n, working closely with the Chief Executive Officer to support the management and governance of the company. Her previous experience spans the heritage, higher education and charitable sectors. Ellie is a paper artist, using traditional craft techniques to explore ideas of place and identity. She is based in the Newcastle Office.

David Farrow

Head of Business Development

David has extensive experience of working in the arts, cultural, education and charity sectors. With previous roles working for Arts Council England, Manchester Metropolitan University and as Head of Creative Partnership Programmes, where he was responsible for grant making and creative programmes. David has been an artist, art teacher and is a history of art graduate. Working from Manchester he is responsible for a-n’s business development.

Jack Hutchinson

Content Producer

Jack is part of a-n’s Programme Team working on digital content and communications across the website. He has worked for a-n since 2009, including on Paying Artists Campaign and delivering professional development workshops. As a freelance journalist he has written for Dazed and Confused, The Guardian, Arty, Garageland and Twin Magazine. Jack is also a musician and practising artist focusing on drawing. He is based in a-n’s London office.

Anne Meikle

Finance Manager

Anne is a fellow member of AAT (FMAAT) and has worked with a-n as Finance Manager since 2003. She is responsible for financial operational functions including budgeting, management accounts, salaries and related policies. She is based in a-n’s Newcastle office.

Abida Miah

Programme and Communications Assistant

Abida joined a-n through the London Borough of Tower Hamlets Kickstart Scheme in April 2021 and started a Digital Marketing Apprenticeship supported by a-n in December 2021. She is responsible for providing administrative support to the Programme team and working with the Communications and Marketing Officer on digital marketing activities. Abida has previous experience working as an administrator in Central London and enjoys giving back to the community through volunteering. She is a Scout Leader and was part of St John Ambulance as a Cadet First Aid Leader. Her charitable work spans the past 6 years. Abida is based in a-n’s London Office.

Jessica Murphy

Business Development Officer

Jessica has a background in fine art alongside experience working in events and business development for a range of arts organisations and charities. She joined the a-n team in 2020 as Business Development Officer. Combining her collective experience, Jessica is responsible for the delivery of new business opportunities supporting the fundraising strategy in line with a-n’s mission and business plan. She is based in a-n’s Newcastle Office.

Narbi Price

Membership Support 

Narbi has supported a-n’s members since 2015. He is a painter and lecturer and a former John Moores Painting Prize prizewinner, interested in the perceived histories of locations and in how painting can question the understanding of architectural and pictorial space. He is represented by Vane in the UK and GalleriaSIX in Italy. He is also studying for a PhD in Informal Art Education at Newcastle University in partnership with the Northumberland Archive. When he’s not doing all of that he can be found playing drums in Newcastle dirge rock band Big Fail. He is based in a-n’s Newcastle office.

Jessica Roper

Communications and Marketing Officer

Jessica joined a-n as Communications and Marketing Officer in December 2020 and is responsible for the development and delivery of a-n’s communications and marketing strategy. Prior to a-n, Jessica worked in marketing roles at Leeds Playhouse, Whitechapel Gallery and Peckham Platform. She graduated from Chelsea College of Art with a degree in Fine Art and mentored on the Artquest Widening Participation Internship programme from 2017 – 2020. Jessica is based in a-n’s Newcastle office.

Ellen Wilkinson

Content Producer

Ellen works in a-n’s Programme Team, producing digital material for the website and social media, including features, resources, news and members’ content. Before joining a-n in 2019 Ellen lived in Bristol where she studied Fine Art and worked for many of the city’s arts and education organisations, including Spike Island, MAYK, Arnolfini, University of the West of England and Visual Arts South West. Ellen is also an artist and freelance writer and recent commissions include FACT, Printmaking Today and Bristol Museum and Art Gallery. She is based in a-n’s London office.

1. Julie Lomax. Photo: Joel Chester Fildes
2. Robin Bootes. Photo: Joel Chester Fildes
3. Wing-Sie Chan. Photo: Joel Chester Fildes
4. David Farrow. Photo: Joel Chester Fildes
5. Jack Hutchinson. Photo: Joel Chester Fildes
6. Anne Meikle. Photo: Joel Chester Fildes
7. Jessica Murphy. Photo: Joel Chester Fildes
8. Narbi Price. Photo: Joel Chester Fildes
9. Ellen Wilkinson. Photo: Joel Chester Fildes