Hampshire Cultural Trust

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Meet the team

Hampshire Cultural Trust is a registered charity providing arts and museum services for local people and visitors to Hampshire.

The Trust is governed by a board of eight Trustees.


Alan Lovell

Chair of the Trustees. Alan had a career in industry and was Chief Executive of six companies, including Costain; his interests are now primarily in renewable energy.

Rachel Bebb

Rachel is a garden designer, exhibition curator and proprietor of The Garden Gallery which exhibits sculpture, ceramics and furniture by contemporary artists for gardens and interiors.

Yinnon Ezra

Yinnon has worked in local Government and the voluntary sector for 37 years, 23 of which have been at Chief Officer Level in three local authorities.

Roy Perry

Roy has been the Leader of Hampshire County Council since May 2013. His experience in local government started back in 1970. He was Leader of Test Valley Borough Council from 1985 to 1994 and from 1994 to 2004 was a Member of the European Parliament.

Mike Southgate

Mike is a founding Trustee, having been nominated by Winchester City Council when he was a City Councillor and Portfolio Holder. His career has been at board level in the Television Broadcast and Production sector, his last role was CEO BBC Resources. He is now a media and management consultant combining this with HCT, chairing his local Parish Council and two charities.

Douglas Connell

Douglas is a heritage and charity lawyer and has until recently been Chair of Museums Galleries Scotland. Douglas has a strong interest in the arts, culture and education and has served as a Board member with numerous arts organisations and also on the governing bodies of universities.

Robert Boyle

Robert was previously a partner of PriceWaterhouseCoopers and is now non-executive director of three listed companies and (until 2013) Hampshire Health NHS Foundation Trust. He was previously on the audit committee of the National Trust and has recently joined English Heritage Trust in the same capacity.

Tracy Osborn

Tracy is responsible for the commercial delivery of all English Heritage shops in the South East including Dover Castle and Osborne House on the Isle of Wight. After a successful career on the high street working as an area manager for a market leader, Tracy moved to the heritage sector and has been responsible for the identification and fit-out of new shop units across the country from Lindisfarne to Stonehenge. Tracy is also a trustee of Newport Minster on the Isle of Wight.

Janet Owen

Janet Owen

Chief Executive Officer

Following on from a degree in Archaeology and Anthropology from Cambridge University Janet has spent the last twenty years of her life as a museum and arts professional.

Janet was formerly Head of Arts and Museums at Hampshire County Council. She has also worked as Head of the Curatorial Group at the National Maritime Museum, and as Arts and Heritage Manager at Southampton City Council.