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. The Founder of Luxem Events, a project management company specialising in art and culture projects, she has managed events such as the Wind Tunnel Project and Mayfair Art Weekend.

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.

Craig Wilson

Craig Wilson
Head of Logistics

Before working at Cromwell Place, Craig spent over a decade working at Momart. Working with international blue chip galleries, as well as museums, art dealers and private collectors, he has 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 launched several new locations, and brands across the world. She is highly experienced in day to day management of facilities and services, including the specific challenges surrounding listed buildings.

Vittoria Recchi

Vittoria Recchi
Head of Marketing and Partnerships

Skilled in strategic marketing and partnerships, Vittoria has extensive experience in events and marketing at auction houses (Christie’s) charities in the Arts sector (Art Night, Easel Initiative, Bute Family Charitable Trust, ) and Technology/ Information Services (MutualArt).

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 and studied at the Sotheby's Institute of Art, New York.

Angel-Clare Grant

Angel-Clare Grant
General Manager, Club Room and Events

Angel-Clare Grant has 20 years' experience in the events and hospitality industry. Having worked in a number of top venues such as Twickenham Stadium; she has delivered a wide range of events from concept to completion and always has a passion for delivering high standards of customer service.

Cristina Gianetto

Cristina Gianetto
Membership Manager

Cristina holds a degree in Arts Management from Bocconi University, and was previously Community Manager at Vastari, a technology company dedicated to facilitating the exchange of cultural content between public and private sectors.

Leopold Bryant

Leopold Bryant
Senior Art Technician

Leopold is an internationally trained art technician who has worked with world class institutions installing shows around the world. He has held roles at Sotheby's in London, the National Gallery of Victoria, and Mossgreen Auctions in Melbourne.

Daisy Bernard

Daisy Bernard
Communications Manager

Daisy has a wealth of experience in creating strategic editorial, content marketing and PR plans for organisations in the arts industry. Previously an arts journalist and Editor for arts information service MutualArt, Daisy holds a BA in Art History and Visual Studies from the University of Manchester.

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 holds an MSc from the University of Edinburgh in Art History and Philosophy and studied at The Sorbonne and The University of Victoria.

Maria del Rosario Gallo

Maria del Rosario Gallo
Registrar

Prior to joining Cromwell Place, Maria worked as Collections Manager and Registrar for private art collections for five years. Her working experience within the art business includes auction houses, non-for-profits, art advisory firms and art fairs.

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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