Meet the Team

Preston Benson

Preston Benson
Managing Director

A Deloitte qualified accountant, Preston is an experienced professional with a passion for using property in innovative ways to promote the arts. He founded Really Local Group in 2016 to further these aims.

Victoria Luxem

Victoria Luxem
Operations Director

Victoria has been involved in Cromwell Place from its early stages, including business plan and conceptual development. The Founder of Luxem Events, a project management company specialising in art and culture projects, Victoria has managed events such as the Wind Tunnel Project and Mayfair Art Weekend, an annual festival for galleries in Mayfair and St James’s.

May Calil

May Calil
Membership Director

May has spent over a decade working in arts development, focusing on patrons groups and high level donors and held posts at the Royal Academy of Arts and the Tate before founding May Calil Consultants in 2011. Her clients have included The Showroom, Cass Sculpture Foundation, Frieze, Photo London, Brunswick Arts and Bold Tendencies. She is a Trustee of The Chisenhale Gallery and Liverpool Biennial.

Craig Wilson

Craig Wilson
Head of Logistics

Craig has a wealth of experience working in fine art logistics, having previously spent over a decade working at Momart, a premier fine art transport, storage and installation company. Craig has worked intimately with international blue chip galleries, as well as museums, art dealers and private collectors, developing a true understanding of their requirements concerning the careful and discreet handling of fine art objects.

Mitra Mohammadi Tolson

Mitra Mohammadi Tolson
Head of Experience & Services

Mitra comes from the serviced office industry, and has worked as an Area Operations Manager in both London and Washington, DC.  She has experience opening new locations, and launching new brands. Additionally, Mitra is highly experienced in day to day management of facilities and services, including the specific challenges surrounding listed buildings.

Helena Lyristakis

Helena Lyristakis
Senior 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.

Cristina Gianetto

Cristina Gianetto
Membership Manager

Cristina holds a degree in Arts Management from Bocconi University, Milan. Her previous experiences include Sotheby’s and Christie’s. Prior to Cromwell Place, she was Community Manager at Vastari, a technology company dedicated to facilitating the exchange of cultural content between public and private sectors. The responsibility of handling the dynamics between thousands of museums and galleries around the world gives her the confidence to serve Cromwell Place’s ecosystem of members with dedication and enthusiasm.

Aleya Dwivedi

Aleya Dwivedi
Membership Coordinator

After having worked in New York with Sandra Gering Inc and Art Production Fund, Aleya became increasingly involved with practices for public art and display. She earned an MSc from the University of Edinburgh in Art History and Philosophy where she also worked as a Public Art Curatorial Assistant for the University’s Centre for Research Collections. Aleya also studied at The Sorbonne and The University of Victoria.

Find us

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

Get In Touch

Membership enquiries

Helena Lyristakis
Senior Membership Manager

membership@cromwellplace.com


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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