And here are few more of our friendly faces

Photo of  Will  Ramsay

Will Ramsay

Fair Founder
The founder and CEO of the Affordable Art Fairs worldwide. Raised in Scotland, he attended Eton College and Newcastle University. Prior to working in the art world, Will served in the British Army for 5 years, leaving as a Captain.
In addition to organising art fairs, multi-tasker extraordinaire Will has numerous projects on the go – Chairman of YPO’s Art Network, setting up a hydro-electric business, running a farm, author, bagpipe player, amateur jockey, the face of a Blackberry advertising campaign, a Creative Titan; as well as being married and father to 4 daughters. Who said you can’t do it all?!

Photo of  Noni  Clayton
Global Designer
Noni graduated in 2003 with a BA in Graphic and Media Design from the London College of Printing and before joining us in 2005, she spent a few years freelancing in various design roles and travelling around Australia. Having worked across our UK marketing campaigns, one of which was featured in Creative Review, Noni is now working in a global role for us, gracing more of our fairs with her sharp designer’s eye.

Only happy when everything is neatly aligned in grids, Noni’s other passions in life are typography and antique markets. Being the daughter of deli-owning Greek parents, she also claims to make the best spanakopitas in town…who are we to refute when there is free food at stake?

 

Noni Clayton

Photo of  Nick  Forster
Non-Exec Director
A Chartered Accountant by training, Nick has a wealth of experience in the exhibitions sector. With 30 years of experience at Reed Exhibitions, the largest exhibitions company in the world, Nick held various positions while he was there between 1983 – 2013, including European Commercial Director and Global Commercial Director. He was involved in a number of acquisitions and launches through Reed Exhibitions and has spent time developing the business in North America, Brazil, the Middle East and Asia. Retiring in the summer of 2013, Nick is currently working as a consultant and continues to work for Reed Exhibitions on a consultant basis, as well as being a director of three smaller exhibition businesses.

He joined the Affordable Art Fair in 2014 and is excited to be bringing his international experience to help the continued development of the fairs.

Nick Forster

Photo of  Rupert  Harding-Newman
Operations Director and Regional Managing Director – EU
Joining us in June 2011, Rups has been a very busy bee implementing various systems and structures in the last year to help the company through its planned growth. Prior to this he worked for a London based retailer, managing their supply chain and business analysis through a period of rapid growth.

Rups leapt at the chance to move to our HQ in the Scottish Borders, having spent most of his formative years north of the border and being a passionate rugby fan. When not at work he can be found in the great outdoors taking part in various adventurous challenges.

Rupert Harding-Newman

Photo of  Camilla  Hewitson
Regional Managing Director Asia
Being Regional Managing Director of Affordable Art Fair in Asia is of special significance for Camilla. Born and raised in Singapore, she returned to live in the city in 2009 after many years away. Camilla studied Art History at St Andrew's (UK) and then went on to work in Sydney at a photography gallery and intern at Christie’s in New York.

She managed the dynamic Flowers Gallery in London for 2 years before becoming an integral part of the team that launched Art Dubai, which is now an intrinsic fixture on the international art world calendar. These days, she is particularly excited about establishing the Affordable Art Fair as Asia's most important hub for the arts.

Camilla Hewitson

Photo of  Billy  Hodgins
Finance Director
As a Chartered Global Management Accountant, Billy has worked in many diverse industries since qualifying in 1995 and brings a great deal of financial and commercial management experience to the team. Having spent many years on the Board of numerous companies from childcare to technology, he is excited to be working in the art fair world and plans to introduce everyone he knows to the pleasures and rewards of owning art.

When he is not immersed in spreadsheets, Billy can be seen descending (sometimes uncontrollably!) down the hills in the Scottish Borders on his mountain bike.

 

Billy Hodgins

Photo of  Ellen  Jarlett
Marketing Director
Ellen started at the Affordable Art Fair in 2007 as the UK Marketing Manager. Before then, she was at Christie’s, working in various international marketing roles. She has a professional diploma from the Chartered Institute of Marketing and an MA in Politics.

With her uncanny knack of knowing exactly what people want, the first fair Ellen worked on saw thousands of additional visitors flocking through its doors, and the London record now stands at a whopping 25,000. These days, she is busy sprinkling that magic across all our fairs.

Ellen Jarlett

Photo of  Paul  Matthews
Regional Managing Director for the America’s, Director of Development and Global Partnerships and Sales
Paul studied at Kings College, London, before working in the City for 9 years and running an online gallery alongside for 3 of those.

Fortunately for us, he was lucky enough to meet Will and joined the team as Director of Development in January 2007. Since then, he has launched new fairs across Europe, Asia and the Americas. Aside from art, Paul loves adventure and travel (especially when it can include some hammock time).

Paul Matthews

Photo of  Laura  Peebles
Communications Manager
Graduating from Edinburgh University in 2010 with an English Literature and History degree, Laura joined the Affordable Art Fair as part of the international team in May 2012. She spent the two years in-between undertaking various editorial internships, social media jobs, freelancing as a writer and travelling. Since being with the company, Laura has been working globally across marketing, digital marketing and external communications.

When she’s not at work she can usually be found whipping up a cake or three, getting lost around London, or plotting her next adventure away.

Laura Peebles

Photo of  Hugh  Scrimgeour
Non-Executive Director
Hugh was appointed a Non-Executive Director in November 2011. Between 1993 and 1999 he was Chairman and Managing Director of Earls Court and Olympia, a major London events venue and exhibition organiser.

He is Vice Chairman of two exhibition centres in China and Director of exhibition organisers Tarsus Group. He has also been Chief Financial Officer of Princess Cruises and Chief Executive Officer of Expocentric plc, a leading provider of online services to the events industry. Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Mr. Scrimgeour brings with him a wealth of industry experience.

Hugh Scrimgeour

Photo of  Alice  Struthers
Sponsorship Manager
Alice joined us in 2011 as our Sponsorship Manager, connecting brands to the Affordable Art Fair and developing new and wonderful ways for brands to interact with our visitors. She spent her twenties working in London in Market Research and as a Parliamentary Researcher, with stints abroad in Washington DC, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Singapore. Now based in Scotland with three small children, Alice makes the most of her trips to London – meetings over coffee and team catch-ups! Alice has become very enthusiastic about contemporary art and has started collecting original art from the fairs herself.

Alice Struthers

Photo of  Nicky  Wheeler
Regional Managing Director and Brand Director - UK
After spending her twenties travelling and discovering the secrets of the world, Nicky returned to the UK to find a ‘proper’ job. Several years followed working in marketing and design, both on the client and agency sides.

In 1999 she took a freelance role with the Affordable Art Fair, working with Will Ramsay on the very first fair. All these years later, and she’s still here! A passionate promoter of the arts, Nicky has a particular penchant for original prints.

Nicky Wheeler