Mary Rose Gunn
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.
Finance and Office Manager
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 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 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
Louise joined Two Temple Place in March 2015. She has previously worked as Senior Event Manager for the British Council managing international education and cultural relations events, and later as Museum Events Manager at the Victoria and Albert Museum working on high profile private views, exhibition openings and corporate events.
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.
Events Marketing Consultant
Lisa joined Two Temple Place in March 2016 as Events Manager covering maternity leave for Louise. Prior to this she worked as Events Executive at HM Tower of London - Historic Royal Palaces, managing a wide variety of high profile corporate and private events including fashion shows, award ceremonies, charity galas and product launches. Before this she worked as Events Coordinator for The British Library and in the US for a luxury hotel group. Lisa is now undertaking a number of freelance marketing projects at Two Temple Place.
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 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.
Visitor Services Manager
After graduating from Birkbeck University in 2013 with a degree in the History of Art, Alexandra volunteered as a gallery steward at Two Temple Place before joining the team as Programme Coordinator in August 2016 and was then made Visitor Services Manager in 2018. Previous to this she worked at the Royal College of Physicians and the Faculty of Occupational Medicine coordinating examination and training programmes.
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 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.
Education and Events Coordinator
Shivani has two degrees in Earth Sciences and has since graduating discovered a passion for interactive and informal learning. She volunteered in museums and worked as a science communicator in London primary schools and in the Science Museum before joining Two Temple Place to coordinate the families and schools activities for the 2019 exhibition, John Ruskin: The Power of Seeing.
Tanaya Basu de Sakar
Tanaya graduated with a degree in Ancient World from UCL in 2016, during which she volunteered at different historic houses. She went on to work as a Collections Information Assistant at the Royal Collection Trust. She then returned to UCL to study for an MA in History of Art, before joining Two Temple Place in 2018 for the 2019 exhibition John Ruskin: The Power of Seeing.