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.

Barry Martin
Finance and Office Manager

Barry Martin joined Two Temple Place in May 2016 following a period as a Volunteer at the Trust’s Beyond Beauty: Transforming the Body in Ancient Egypt exhibition in the same year. His early career was spent in the Retail Banking Sector and over the last 15 years he has worked as a Finance Manager for several Property Companies.

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.

Events team

Rachel Bellon
Commercial Events Manager

Rachel Bellon 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 Phillips
Commercial Events Manager

Louise Phillips 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.

Jess Davies
Commercial Events Executive

Jess joined the events team at Two Temple Place in April 2017. Since graduating with a 1st class degree in Events Management in 2015 from the University of Greenwich, she has worked as Conference and Events Executive for the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH), managing their events programme which included conferences, dinners, AGM’s and large scale awards ceremonies. Prior to this she worked as the Events Coordinator at HM Tower of London – Historic Royal Palaces.

Lisa Delbridge
Commercial 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.

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
Exhibitions Coordinator

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.

Alexandra Edwards
Programme Coordinator

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. Previous to this she worked at the Royal College of Physicians and the Faculty of Occupational Medicine coordinating examination and training programmes.

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.