Barbican Centre Trust

The Barbican Centre Trust, UK registered charity number 294282, is the charitable arm of the Barbican, dedicated to raising funds in support of our arts and creative learning programmes.

Funds generated by the Trust provide vital support for both our innovative artistic programme and our creative learning projects, ranging from the Barbican Young Orchestra to high impact literacy projects to schools partnership programmes across East London.

You can read more about the Trust and recent projects in our Season Review, or by downloading our annual accounts below.

The Trust is chaired by Christopher Purvis CBE.

Barbican Centre Trust accounts

Download 2012/2013 Accounts (pdf)
Download 2011/2012 Accounts (pdf)
Download 2010/2011 Accounts (pdf)
Download 2009/2010 Accounts (pdf

Trustee Biographies

Christopher Purvis CBE is Chairman of the Barbican Centre Trust. He has since 1997 been actively engaged in the not-for-profit sector. He ran a major festival of Japanese culture, Japan 2001 and led the project to create Handel House Museum, of which he is now president. He is chairman of the Japan Society and of the Academy of Ancient Music. He is a founding trustee of IntoUniversity, a charity which runs local learning centres designed to inspire young people to achieve. He is also a trustee of Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, J Paul Getty Jnr Charitable Trust and Sir Siegmund Warburg's Voluntary Settlement. Christopher spent his professional career with UBS and its predecessor firms, having joined S.G. Warburg in 1974 on graduation from Oxford University.

Lord Tim Clement-Jones CBE is the London Managing Partner of DLA Piper, the global Law firm. Tim was made a life peer in 1998 and until July 2004 was the Liberal Democrat Health Spokesman. Thereafter until the General Election 2010 he was Liberal Democrat Spokesman on Culture, Media and Sport in the House of Lords. He was the Treasurer of the Liberal Democrats from 2005-2010. He is Deputy Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Groups on China, Turkey, the UAE and Ovarian Cancer. He was formerly the Chairman of Crime Concern and until its merger with Macmillan Cancer Support in 2008 he was a Trustee of Cancerbackup, the UK cancer information charity founded by his late wife, Dr Vicky Clement-Jones FRCP. He is Hon President of Ambitious About Autism. He is an Honorary Fellow of the London School of Pharmacy, UCL. He is a Member of the Council of University College London and is on the advisory Board of the College of Medicine

Emma Kane has been in corporate and financial PR for over 25 years with experience in-house and within consultancies, working for small to mid cap listed companies, major financial institutions, not-for-profit organisations and leading privately owned companies. She is the Founder and Chief Executive of Redleaf Polhill, a leading financial, corporate PR and investor relations agency. Emma is an avid sculptor and loves opera and jazz. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations; she has a Diploma in Jazz & Popular Music

Catherine McGuinness chairs the Barbican Centre board. She is an elected member of the City of London Corporation, and has previously chaired the governing body of The City Academy, Hackney, an academy co-sponsored by the City and KPMG; the board of governors of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama; and the committees responsible for Hampstead Heath, Highgate Wood, Queen's Park and Keats House. She is also closely involved in the City's links with Derry-Londonderry in Northern Ireland, including a major cultural project for Derry's year as UK City of Culture in which the Barbican Centre's creative learning department is participating. Catherine was a partner at a City law firm before moving in-house to head the London legal department of a major Italian bank. She now works in the hedge fund sector

Tony Medniuk is Non Executive Director and Chairman of Great Lakes Reinsurance (UK) PLC, joining the board in 2010, following his retirement as Group Chief Executive of Global Aerospace Underwriting Managers Ltd. He is the former chairman of the International Underwriting Association of London (IUA).

Henrietta L. Moore FBA is a distinguished anthropologist and cultural theorist who is actively involved in the application of social science insights to business, the arts and public policy. She is the William Wyse Chair of Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge and is a founding trustee of the SHM Foundation. Professor Moore is a leading theorist of gender in the social sciences and has worked extensively in Africa, particularly on gender, livelihood strategies and globalisation. She is a Fellow of the British Academy, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Academician of the Learned Societies for the Social Sciences.

Stuart Popham QC (Hon) joined Citigroup on 1 July as Vice Chairman EMEA Banking. Between 2003 and 2010 he was the Senior Partner, worldwide, of Clifford Chance LLP. Stuart chairs TheCityUK and sits on the boards of Legal & General Insurance, the Council of the RNLI, Birkbeck University of London, Advisory Forum of the Saïd Business School – University of Oxford and is the Chair elect of The Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House). Stuart was a Patron of the Whitehall Industry Group. He is a member of the CBI and was for a number of years Chair of the London Region and sat on the Chairman's and other committees

To make a donation or for further information on the Trust or any of the projects supported please contact:

Lynette Brooks, Head of Development
020 7382 2397

Barbican Centre Trust, Registered Charity number 294282