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


Sir Christopher Frayling

The Earl of Harrowby

The Hon. Philip Smith

Gary Withers


Peter Taylor

Chairman | Executive Committee

Chartered Surveyor, Commercial Property Developer

Frank Johnson

Secretary | Executive Committee

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

George Derbyshire OBE

Treasurer | Executive Committee

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

Michael Allchin

Executive Committee

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

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

Stefan Day

Executive Committee

Retired engineer/project manager capital projects

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

David Hart

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

David Kingsmill

Former Treasurer, Chartered Accountant

Ray Leigh

Architect , former Chairman of Gordon Russell Ltd.

Pamela Marsh


Founder Trustee.  Former lawyer

Philip Smith

Auctioneer, Associate Director & Specialist in Design, Lyon & Turnbull Auctioneers

Pat Welch

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