Staff and Trustees


HRH The Duchess of Cornwall


Please see our staff list below. Click to email a member a staff.


Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft’s Board of Trustees govern all aspects of the organisation.

Carol Watts
Carol is Professor of Literature and Poetics, Head of English, University of Sussex. She was appointed Chair in December 2018.

Robert Griffiths
Robert enjoyed a working career that included management roles in both the commercial and charity sectors. Prior to retirement, he worked for 17  years as Director of Fundraising and Communications at the Martlets Hospice in Hove. Since retirement he has become a Trustee of the Dodgson Trust, the Friends of Brighton and Hove Hospitals and he supports the work of RISE – a charity supporting those affected by or threatened with domestic abuse. He joined the board in 2017 and lives locally in Streat.

Kevin Smyth
Kevin is a Solicitor and Civil/Commercial Mediator who has been a member of the Court of Appeal Panel of Mediators since 2003. He is also a member of the Civil Mediation Council and an accredited member of The Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution’s (CEDR’s) Panel of Specialist UK Mediators. In 2015/16 he was President of The Sussex Law Society. In March 2018, Kevin was appointed Under Sheriff for the Bailiwick of Sussex.

Honorary Legal Council
Amanda Gray

Amanda is a Partner in Mishcon de Reya LLP, specialising in Art Law and the related field of Luxury Assets. She supports and works with Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft as our Honorary Legal Counsel. Amanda’s clients include both public and private institutions such as galleries, museums, auction houses, artists, private collectors, foundations, and banks.

Friends of Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft

Chairs – Rod Pryde and Hugh St John