Staff

Alex Poots, Founding Artistic Director and CEO, photo by Simon Luethi
Alex Poots, Founding Artistic Director and CEO, photo by Simon Luethi
  • Alex Poots, Founding Artistic Director and CEO
  • For the last 20 years Alex Poots has commissioned and presented a wide range of leading artists. Prior to joining The Shed in 2015, he was CEO and Artistic Director of the Manchester International Festival, as well as Artistic Director of the Park Avenue Armory. Artists he has worked with include Steve McQueen; Abida Parveen; Gerhard Richter with Arvo Pärt, Björk; Steve Reich and Kraftwerk; Martha Argerich; Tino Sehgal; Igor Levit with Marina Abramovic; Paul McCarthy; John Eliot Gardner with Brothers Quay; FKA Twigs; Karlheinz Stockhausen; Trisha Donnelly; Kenneth Branagh; Kanye West; Gayle Ross; Matthew Barney; Anohni; The xx; Zaha Hadid with Alina Ibragimova and Piotr Anderszewski; La Monte Young; James Brown; Ken Kesey; Alice Walker; and Flexn.
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  • Laura Aswad, Producer
  • Laurie Beckelman, Associate Director
  • Elizabeth Berridge, Office Manager
  • Katrina De Wees, Curatorial and Production Assistant
  • Emma Enderby, Curator
  • Meg Forsyth, Director of Graphic Design
  • Peter Gee, Chief Financial Officer
  • Sandra Klass Hueskes, Director of Individual Giving
  • Margaret Pomeroy Hunt, Chief Development Officer
  • Antonia Jones, Executive Assistant to Chief Operating Officer
  • Maryann Jordan, Chief Operating Officer
  • Jeff Levine, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer
  • Maggie MacTiernan, Executive Coordinator to Artistic Director and CEO
  • Tamara McCaw, Director of Partnership Productions
  • Rachel Patterson, Development Associate
  • Kevin Slavin, Chief Science and Technology Officer
  • María Fernanda Snellings, Assistant Producer of Partnership Productions
  • Mimi Taft, Head of Special Projects
  • Annabel Thompson, Executive Assistant to Associate Director