Staff and Trustees

Staff and Trustees

Court Barn is a project of the Guild of Handicraft Trust.

The Trust is governed by a dedicated, experienced and voluntary Board of Trustees. The  trustees are responsible for policy, financial accountability and the overall management of the Museum

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Our Staff

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Sarah McCormick Healy

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Position vacant

Olivia Tracey

Assistant Curator

Olivia Tracey

President, Patrons and Trustees


David A.W. Evans

Former Chairman 2001-2006


Francis Ames-Lewis

Ashbee family member; Emeritus Professor of History of Art, Birkbeck University of London

Alan Crawford

Founder Trustee and Chairman of the Guild of Handicraft Trust (1990-2001), author and historian

Sir Christopher Frayling

An historian, writer, art critic and an award-winning broadcaster. Was Chairman of Arts Council England and a Trustee of the V&A

The Earl of Harrowby

David Hart

Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, grandson of Guild member George Hart

Ray Leigh, MBE

Architect , former Chairman of Gordon Russell Ltd.

Richard Plummer

The Hon. Philip Smith

Cameron O. Smith

Pat Welch

Gary Withers


Mary Greensted


Formerly museum curator at Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum, writer and lecturer on the Arts & Crafts movement

Jo Teague


Chris Bolt


Michael Allchin

Retired Assay Master,  Birmingham Assay Office. Previously Mayor and Chairman Chipping Campden Town Council.

Charlotte Fiell

Design writer, historian, critic, and publishing consultant. Curated various exhibitions and lectured internationally

Susan Gavin

Formerly Visiting Tutor in Textile Design, Birmingham City University

David Kingsmill

Former Treasurer, Chartered Accountant

Pamela Marsh

Formerly Legal Counsel for a  multinational company, now retired.  Elected as  trustee early  in  the planning phase in 2007  and responsible for  the initial major local fund raising campaign

Netty Rawlings

Formerly museum curator at the River & Rowing Museum, Henley on Thames and the Wiltshire Museum, Devizes.