Two Temple Place Staff

The Team

Anneliese Davidsen
Director of Two Temple Place

Anneliese Davidsen joined in the new role of Director in spring 2020, with the aim of building on the organisation’s cultural programme and free community activities. Previously, Anneliese was the Executive Director of the UK's leading theatre for young audiences, the Unicorn. She has also held senior roles at the Young Vic Theatre, Sadler’s Wells, and Paines Plough. She holds an MA in English literature.

Tim Hillyer
General Manager of the Bulldog Trust

Tim joined in August 2018 following nine 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.

Simon Boulter
Premises Manager

Simon held a number of front of house and facilities' roles in heritage organisations before joining in summer '22. He is studying for a PhD in art history.

Rachel Quilliam-Scott
Head of Events

Rachel joined us in 2021, with over a decade’s experience in the events’ industry. A series of senior positions in the cultural sector, including roles at the Tate, V&A and Museum of London, have all given her strong skills in customer service, business development, and end-to-end event execution with high end clients. She has a BA Joint Honours in Ancient History and Archaeology.

Louise Phillips
Deputy Head of Events

Louise returned to the Two Temple Place events team in October 2022 after three years as Conference and Events Manager at St Mary’s University Twickenham. She has wide experience working for a variety of international organisations, including the European Commission and has managed events for the British Council in Brussels, London and Malta. She has a degree in English Literature and French, and spent a year abroad in Bordeaux teaching English in primary schools.

Rebecca Hone
Head of Exhibitions

Rebecca joined Two Temple Place in July 2016, after 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.

Fay McDermott
Programme Co-ordinator

Fay joined us in summer 2021 from the People’s History Museum, where she focused on the education programme, delivering events and workshops for schools and developing relationships with community groups. She has an MA in Cultural Heritage Management and completed the Museums Development North West Emerging Leaders’ Course in 2019.

Gabriella Sotiriou

Gabriella joined us in autumn 2022 from an executive search enterprise in the City of London where she focused on international law firms. She writes for a number of publications and volunteers with a charity that provides disadvantaged young people with mentorships and scholarships in creative industries. Gabriella graduated from the University of St Andrews in 2021 with an MA in History of Art.

Alice Bygate
Events Assistant

Alice joined the events team in May 2023 after three seasons as our exhibitions' Duty Manager. Prior to working with us she gained several years’ experience across the arts and heritage sectors. She graduated with an MA Honours in Philosophy from the University of Edinburgh, studied History of Art in Florence and was a ball girl at Wimbledon.