Four new trustees for HOME

Published: 8 December 2019
Reporter: David Upton

HOME in Manchester announces four new trustees—Jo Bloxham, Natalie Ibu, Victoria Pinnington and Raj Ruia—to support its work "to develop art, artists and audiences".

Jo Bloxham has been a board member of the Crafts Council for four years and was previously a board member of Manchester Art Gallery.

Natalie Ibu is the artistic director and CEO of theatre company tiata fahodzi.

Victoria Pinnington is originally from Manchester and is now at the Horniman Museum and Gardens, responsible for the strategic leadership of the communications, marketing, digital, fundraising, membership, visitor experience and commercial teams.

Raj Ruia is managing director of Richard Haworth and a director of the Ruia Group, a family-owned textiles company.

The board is chaired by Jonty Claypole, director of BBC Arts, and now has 11 trustees.

Director and chief executive Dave Moutrey said, “bringing new voices and vantage points to our board is a key priority and we’re thrilled to make these new appointments."