Director – Sally Shaw

Sally Shaw has been Director at Firstsite since April 2016.  She was previously Head of Programme at Modern Art Oxford. Sally has a specialist background in commissioning and public art and was Deputy Head of Culture for the Mayor of London and Senior Curator for London Underground. Sally has an MA in Curating Contemporary Art from Goldsmiths College of Art & Design.



Executive Officer – Sandra Macdonald


  • Director of Finance – Lorraine Stone
  • Finance Officer – Martha Rios-Hall

Building and Front of House

  • Building Manager – Eddie Bacon
  • Duty Managers – Jos Dow, Tom Goodall, Ross Mason, Luke Nash, Valerie Osment, Lauren Thompson, Allys Walker
  • Gallery Assistants – Chaz Allington-Lodge, Sophie Body, Susana Gómez Larrañaga, Aaron MacDermott, Laurie Straiton
  • Volunteer Coordinator – Laura Green

Commercial and Development

  • Commercial Manager – Kelly Oxborrow
  • Events Coordinator – Abigail Cheverst
  • Bid Writer – Richard Oyarzabal


  • Head of Programme – Stuart Tulloch
  • Circuit Coordinator – Beth Hull
  • Circuit Digital Coordinator – Liam Roberts
  • Marketing Assistant – Frazer Merrick
  • Curator – Marie-France Kittler
  • Curatorial Assistant – Michael Irwin
  • Education & Learning Officer – Sue Hogan


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