The Sime Gallery is a registered charity. It does not employ any staff and is managed by a board of eight Trustees representing a range of skills and experience including: gallery and museum management; finance; volunteer management; business; marketing; art history; governance and fundraising.

Mary Broughton (Chair)

Mary is a retired clinical nurse. She has been a Trustee of Worplesdon Memorial Hall and Recreation Ground and The Sime Trust for 18 years. She has been responsible for the gallery for the last 10 years, forming a sub-committee of volunteers for the gallery, and being the chief co-ordinator for the Sime exhibition held at the Lightbox in 2017 and wrote the accompanying book. Mary organises the gallery’s family workshops and heritage weekends and gives talks on Sidney Sime.

Caroline Coleman

Caroline has lived in Guildford for over 30 years.  She has been an active volunteer for The Arts Society (formerly NADFAS) for the past 15 years and has held various roles including Chairman of her local Society, Area Chairman, a member of the National Training Team for recruitment and retention of members, volunteers and the marketing of Societies.  She has been a Trustee of her local Village Hall, Company Secretary and Governor of St Nicolas Infant School.  She is responsible for volunteers at the gallery and is looking forward to becoming a guide/steward.

Peter Elsing (Treasurer)

Peter is a former Treasurer for Worplesdon Memorial Hall and has volunteered at the gallery on Heritage Open Weekends as well as being a former member of the sub-committee for the gallery. He has a keen interest in the artworks, having photographed some of the collection.

Chris Ewbank

Chris is a Senior Partner, Fine Art Auctioneer and Valuer. He has been a member of the Fine Arts Advisory Panel of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and is a past Chairman of its Art and Antiques Professional Group. Until recently Chris was Chair of the Worplesdon Memorial Hall and Recreation Ground and The Sime Trust. He has been a member of the Sime Gallery sub-committee since 2009 and brings a knowledge of the art world as well as business planning.

Jan Messinger

Jan is a Parish Councillor who has been connected to the gallery for six years and has been an active volunteer in the gallery for the last three years. She was a pre-school teacher in the hall and is a co-organiser of the workshops for families. Jan manages the marketing and press activity for the Gallery.

Marilyn Scott

Marilyn is a museum and heritage professional with more than 30 years’ experience in the sector. She is Director of The Lightbox, the award-winning museum and gallery in Woking which she managed from feasibility study to opening in 2007. She brings a wealth of expertise particularly in museum planning, income generation, fundraising, volunteer management and governance. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Marjory Stewart

Marjory is a local resident who became interested in the Sime Gallery while being the Minutes Secretary for the Hall. She has worked in a range of charitable and educational institutions.

Vikki Thompson

Vikki is a consultant specialising in fundraising for the cultural and heritage sector. She has previously worked for the British Museum and Imperial War Museums. Vikki studied Fine Art and Art History at university, specialising in 20th century British, European and American art.

Cath Mirmak

Cath is a part time ESOL teacher with experience in teaching adults and children of all ages and abilities, both in the UK and overseas. She originally trained as a painter,retaining a strong interest in the arts.She enjoys helping out with school productions, fundraisers and the school PTA. She is involved in the youth work at Worplesdon Parish churches.

Thomas Seymour, Sime Gallery Patron

Thomas Seymour is our founding patron . A barrister and the grandson of Sime’s aristocratic patron, Lord Howard de Walden, Thomas has been a loyal supporter of the Sime Gallery, as well as having a keen personal interest in the artworks.