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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Barbara Alderton

Olivia Tracey


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


Peter Taylor


Chartered Surveyor, Commercial Property Developer

Jo Teague


George Derbyshire OBE


After a career in banking led a national network providing advice, mentoring and support to small businesses

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

Mary Greensted

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

Frank Johnson

Founder Trustee. Formerly teacher of Handicraft, trained at Shoreditch Teacher Training College

David Kingsmill

Former Treasurer, Chartered Accountant