Robert Taylor appointed Chairman of the University for the Creative Arts
Robert Taylor, Chairman of London's Whitechapel Gallery, has been appointed Chairman of the University for the Creative Arts (UCA). He succeeds Loyd Grossman as UCA Chairman and takes up his new role on 1 August 2012.
Robert Taylor works in venture capital and is former chief executive of Kleinwort Benson Bank, the London-based merchant and private-client banking group. In addition to his role at Whitechapel Gallery, Robert has served as a Trustee of the Tate Gallery and was a member of the judging panel for the prestigious Turner Prize in 2004.
Announcing the appointment, Simon Ofield-Kerr, UCA Vice-Chancellor, said: "Along with his considerable financial and business expertise, Robert will bring a great passion for the arts to the role and we are delighted that he has agreed to succeed Loyd Grossman. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Loyd for his advocacy and support for UCA over the last four years."
Robert Taylor commented: "Loyd Grossman is leaving with an excellent Board and senior management team in place and I am looking forward to working with the University as it continues to build its reputation regionally, nationally and internationally."
Currently, Robert Taylor is an investor and director of companies involved in virtual data storage, on-line therapies, and multi-media publishing and digital gaming technology. Robert began his career in financial journalism and politics in the United States. He holds a Masters in Journalism from Columbia University, New York.
For more information contact:
David Reilly, Press Officer, UCA
T: 01252 892939