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Two Trustees reappointed to the National Gallery

The Prime Minister has reappointed Catherine Goodman and Stuart Roden as Trustees of the National Gallery

Catherine Goodman LVO

Reappointed for a four year term commencing 01 November 2023. 

Catherine Goodman is an artist, educator, and the Founding Artistic Director of the Royal Drawing School, which she co-established in 2000 with the former The Prince of Wales, now His Majesty King Charles III.

She trained at Camberwell School of Arts & Crafts and at the Royal Academy Schools for her MA. In 1987 she won the Royal Academy Gold Medal and in 2002, she won First Prize in the BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery. She was made Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order for services to the Royal Drawing School in 2014.

Catherine is represented by Hauser & Wirth and has had numerous solo exhibitions including ‘Portraits from Life’ at the National Portrait Gallery in 2014 and ‘the last house in the world’ at Marlborough Fine Art London in 2016; in 2019 she exhibited at Hauser & Wirth Somerset following five months as Artist in Residence, and at Marlborough Gallery New York with her solo exhibition, ‘the light gets in’. Goodman’s paintings are held in numerous private and public collections including the National Portrait Gallery, the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge, and the Royal Collection Trust. Goodman is included in ‘Great Women Artists’ published by Phaidon Press in 2019.

Stuart Roden 

Reappointed for a four year term commencing 01 November 2023. 

Until January 2019 Stuart was Chair of Lansdowne Partners having previously co-managed the Developed Markets Fund since their inception in 2001. Stuart is non-Executive Chair of Hetz Ventures, Tresidor Investment Management and Chair of Lewis Advisors.

On the non-profit side, Stuart is Chair and Founder of Unlocking Potential and Chair of The Design Museum. He is a trustee of The National Gallery, The Centre for Social Justice and the London School of Economics.

Stuart started his career in the City in 1984, joining SG Warburg & Co, then McKinsey and prior to joining Lansdowne in 2001, was a Managing Director at Merrill Lynch. He received a first-class honours degree in Economics (BSc) from the London School of Economics.

Remuneration and Governance Code

Trustees of the National Gallery are not remunerated. This appointment has been made in accordance with the Cabinet Office’s Governance Code on Public Appointments. The appointments process is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments. Under the Code, any significant political activity undertaken by an appointee in the last five years must be declared. This is defined as including holding office, public speaking, making a recordable donation, or candidature for election. Catherine Goodman has not declared any significant political activity. Stuart Roden has declared that he has previously made a recordable donation to The Labour Party.
Published 24 November 2023