Meet the team

May Calil

May Calil
Membership Director

May worked in Development at the Royal Academy of Arts and Tate before setting up May Calil Consultants in 2011. She has worked with a wide range of clients including Brunswick Arts, The Showroom, The British Council, Lux, Cass Sculpture Foundation, Frieze, Photo London and Bold Tendencies. May is a board member of The Chisenhale Gallery and Liverpool Biennale as well as a strategic advisor to the Delfina Foundation.

Helena Lyristakis

Helena Lyristakis
Membership Manager

Prior to joining Cromwell Place, Helena was Project Manager for Mayfair Art Weekend. She previously held roles at London’s David Zwirner and Melbourne’s Mossgreen Auctions. Helena read History of Art and English Literature at Melbourne University and studied at the Sotheby's Institute of Art, New York.

Victoria Luxem

Victoria Luxem
Operations Director

Victoria has vast experience in project and event management within the arts industry. An expertise in project management and sales upholds her ability to manage large-scale projects with specialist understanding of financial and business acumen. Victoria was appointed to the board of London Art Weekend LLP as Non-Executive Director in 2018, after having been its Project Director since its founding year in 2014.

Preston Benson

Preston Benson
Managing Director

Preston was appointed Managing Director of Cromwell Place in early 2017 due to his extensive experience in property redevelopment for innovative arts and leisure businesses. A consultant and Deloitte qualified accountant, he has been involved in property, hospitality and technology projects such as Really Local Group, CityHub and VirtualHotel. Preston’s speciality lies in the implementation of start up and growth strategy.

Find us

1-5 Cromwell Place, London, SW7 2JE, United Kingdom

This has been an opportunity to do something transformational which reflects the culture and the heritage of the area.
Tim Butler Managing Director, South Kensington Estates

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