Elizabeth Ann Macgregor

Director, Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia

Elizabeth Ann has been Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art since 1999 - She has consolidated the MCA’s position as one of Sydney’ best loved institutions, engaging audiences with living artists - Macgregor’s contribution to the visual arts has been recognised with an OBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list in 2011 and the 2011 Australia Council Visual Arts Medal. She sits on the board of the Qantas Foundation and the Advisory Board for the UTS Business School. She is also a member of the NSW Australia Day Advisory Council and the Design Advisory Committee of the City of Sydney.

Jon Alexander

Director, New Citizenship Project, UK

Jon founded the New Citizenship Project in 2014 as an innovation company, generating and delivering creative projects which promote the role of the Citizen, inspiring participation in society. His ultimate goal is to replace the ‘Consumer’ with the 'Citizen' as the main role of the individual in society. Jon's early career was spent in London advertising agencies where he developed brand strategies for organisations like Sainsbury's, Orange, Cadbury, Sony and Eurostar; after which he spent three years working for the National Trust before leaving to set up New Citizenship. Somewhere along the way, he gathered three Masters degrees, and has represented Britain in two sports.

Jeff Levine

Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Whitney Museum of American Art, US

Jeff joined the Whitney as Chief Marketing and Communications Officer in 2007. His role on the Museum’s senior management team is to develop audiences, advance broad appreciation of the its programs and mission, and position the Whitney as unique among museums in New York and around the world. He oversees marketing, communications, graphic design, and digital media, and was deeply involved in planning for the Whitney’s new building. Jeff was Vice President for Marketing and Communications at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (1999–2007) and holds degrees from Binghamton University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate School of Business.

Paula Röhss

Director of Communications and Audiences, Nationalmuseum, Sweden

Paula Röhss is responsible for internal & external communications, marketing, webb, sponsoring, events, sales and education at the Nationalmuseum. Paula graduated in Business Economics at the University of Uppsala, and she had over 20 years of experience working in the business sector before joining the Nationalmuseum in 2006. She has been working in various leading positions in strategy, marketing and sales for large companies in Sweden and abroad. Paula has a degree in Art History.

Amy Heibel

Vice president, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, USA

Amy oversees web and digital media strategy. She also founded and directs the Art + Technology Lab, a multidisciplinary program to support experimental projects by artists who are working with emerging technology. Prior to coming to LACMA, Amy worked for experimental theater and nonprofit arts organizations, and created media experiences for museums across North America and Europe. Her work has won top awards from the National Association for Interpretation and the American Association of Museums. Amy holds an undergraduate degree in multidisciplinary studies from Scripps College, and a graduate degree in philosophy from UC Berkeley.

Vasif Kortun

Director of Research and Programs, SALT, Istanbul/Ankara, Turkey

Vasif is on the board of CIMAM/ICOM and Foundation for Arts Initiatives (2010-2016). He was founding director of Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center and Proje4L, Istanbul Museum of Contemporary Art. Between 1994 and 1997 he worked as the founding Director of the Museum of the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College and received the 9th annual award for Curatorial Excellence from the Center for Curatorial Studies. He was the co-curator of the Taipei Biennial 2008; Chief Curator and Director of the 3rd International Istanbul Biennial (1992) and Co-Director of the 9th International Istanbul Biennial(2005).