Our staff

Management

Mary Rose Gunn
Chief Executive

Mary Rose Gunn has been Chief Executive of the Bulldog Trust, the charity which owns and runs Two Temple Place, since January 2007. Mary Rose also runs The Fore, the Trust's accelerator programme for small charities. Before working for the trust she worked in politics and the media and has a degree in Modern History from Lincoln College, Oxford. Mary Rose is also a trustee of the Margaret Pyke Trust and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Anneliese Davidsen
Director of Two Temple Place

The Bulldog Trust are delighted to announce the appointment of Anneliese Davidsen as the new Director of Two Temple Place from January 2020. The Trust have taken the exciting step to create a dedicated senior role to drive forward plans for the future of Two Temple Place as activities expand and the profile of the Trust’s beautiful headquarters on London’s Embankment continues to grow. Anneliese has been the Executive Director of the UK's leading children's theatre, the Unicorn Theatre for the last eight years, and will bring a wealth of cultural imagination and operational expertise to the Trust.

Tim Hillyer
Finance Director

Tim joined Two Temple Place in August 2018 following 9 years in a comparable role at a similar sized charity. He is a qualified Management Accountant (FCMA) and worked previously as Finance Director and Operations Director in the retail sector, print media and sport. He is currently an elected member of the supervisory board of a League One football club.

David Pendry
Facilities Manager

David joined Two Temple Place in November 2013 after a successful career in the Royal Marines spanning 24 years. After retirement from the Armed forces he worked for a charitable organisation working in schools in North and East London teaching Life Skills and outward bound courses to 14 – 16 year olds at risk of exclusion. David studied with the Open University and has an honours degree in Politics and Philosophy and an MA in Education.

Venue Hire team

Rachel Bellon
Events Manager

Rachel joined Two Temple Place in March 2015. Previous to this she worked as Senior Events Executive for Historic Royal Palaces, managing a wide variety of high profile events ranging from fashion shows, weddings and charity galas at Kensington Palace, Kew Palace and most recently the Tower of London.

Ella Sullivan
Assistant Events Manager

Ella joined Two Temple Place in April 2018. She previously worked as Filming Officer at Historic Royal Palaces, managing small to large scale filming across six sites, from news and documentary crews to large feature films. Prior to this, she worked as a Researcher in television documentary programming, working on history programmes for broadcast on BBC Two and BBC Four.

Jessica Parkes
Events Co-ordinator

Jess joined Two Temple Place in June 2019 as Events Intern and became Events Co-ordinator in September 2019.

Victoria Walker
Office Administrator

Victoria joined Two Temple Place as Office Administrator in July 2019. She was a Personal Assistant at Deutsche Bank for a decade working on the trading floor, in communications and on the executive floor. Prior to this she was a Sales Executive for UPS and a Graduate Manager for Sainsbury’s. She has a degree in Business Studies from the University of Sheffield.

Exhibitions team

Hannah Jordan
Head of Programme

Hannah first joined Two Temple Place at the launch of the Winter Exhibitions Programme in 2011 as Programme Coordinator. Prior to this, Hannah had gained cultural management experience at the City of London Festival and the Latin American Film Festival, London. In 2013 she moved to Berlin to spend 18 months working in a leading German creative events agency before returning to Two Temple Place in January 2015 to manage the volunteers, education and events programmes for the exhibitions. In Summer 2017 Hannah was promoted to Head of Programme and now oversees all aspects of exhibition design and delivery.

Rebecca Hone
Head of Exhibitions

Rebecca joined Two Temple Place in July 2016, after 2 years running a small public art gallery, Mascalls Gallery, in Paddock Wood, Kent. She graduated from the University of East Anglia in 2011 with a degree in the History of Art and went on to gain experience of the arts and cultural sector from a variety of galleries and arts organisations throughout Sussex, Kent and London, including the De La Warr Pavilion, Jerwood Gallery, the Public Catalogue Foundation (now ArtUK) and Culture24.

Connie Basnett
Visitor Services Coordinator

Connie graduated from Lancaster University in 2015 with a degree in History and Politics, then moved onto the University of Birmingham, completing a MA in Religion and Politics. During her degree she worked as a Museum Assistant for Birmingham Museums Trust, after two years moving on as an Events and Groups Coordinator at the Henry Moore Foundation based in Hertfordshire. Previously to taking up her current role at Two Temple Place, Connie worked as a Volunteering Coordinator for the National Trust.

Georgia Murphy
Education & Events Coordinator

Georgia has recently graduated from SOAS University with a degree in Social Anthropology. Whilst studying she worked as a gallery assistant at the Migration Museum and volunteered on several community heritage projects that explored themes such as migration, community activism and LGBTQ+ identities. She is passionate about uncovering and sharing hidden histories and increasing access, participation and creative learning within museums and galleries.

Alison Guilfoyle
Retail Manager

Alison is engaged by Two Temple Place as an independent retail consultant. After completing a degree in Textile Design and Design Management she worked as a senior merchandiser for a high street retail chain. She went on to follow her passion for the visual arts by taking on the role of Front of House Manager at The Lightbox Gallery and Museum with responsibility for the gift shop and a team of 150 volunteers. After a secondment to create a shop from scratch for a major new London visitor attraction Alison launched her freelance career. Alison now focuses on the art, heritage and tourism sectors, supporting staff and volunteers in all aspects of retail growth, management and training.

Jenny Grant
Outreach Coordinator

Jenny has a degree in Librarianship and a Masters in Design and Decoration. Most of her working career has been spent in academia working closely with staff and students, teaching information skills and assisting with Art and Design Research. She has volunteered in historic buildings for over 12 years including all of the Winter exhibitions held at Two Temple Place.