NEW YORK, NY.- The Tate Americas Foundation
Board of Trustees today announced that from 5 May 2020 Paul Britton has been elected Chair and Bob Rennie will be President of the Board. Paul Britton succeeds Pamela Joyner who has been Chair of the Board since 2017.
Maria Balshaw, Director of Tate said, We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Paul Britton and Bob Rennie to further our vision to be an artistically adventurous and culturally inclusive, global art institution. Their demonstrated interest in the arts combined with impressive records of business achievement, and a long-term commitment to Tate Americas Foundation, make them outstanding choices for these roles.
I would like to thank Pamela Joyner for her tireless leadership since 2017, not least for creating a new business model for Tate Americas Foundation, expanding its Board of Trustees and broadening the acquisition of works by North and Latin American artists for Tates collection.
Paul Britton has been a supporter of Tate for years and became a Trustee of the Tate Americas Foundation in 2015. He is currently a member of the Executive Committee and Chairs the Investment Committee. Throughout my involvement with Tate, I have found it to be intellectually exciting. Support from the Americas is critical to maintaining its position of prominence among global art museums. said Paul Britton. It is an honor to be provided this opportunity to work more closely with and for Tate, and it will undoubtedly present both a challenge and enormous opportunity at this unique moment and in the months and years to come.
Bob Rennie was elected to the new position of President of the Board of Trustees. He has been a trustee since 2018, after chairing the North American Acquisitions Committee from 2009 to 2016. Bob Rennie said, What a privilege, to work closely with the Tate Americas Foundation Board and Tate leadership and curators. I am really looking forward to expanding the Tate platform and turning up the volume of artists voices in our new world, which I see as an important mission for art institutions. Tate is a very special institution, with its already earned worldly voice steeped in art history, and now Tate has an opportunity to create new art history as we get to the other side of todays challenges.
Catherine Carver Dunn, Executive Director of the Tate Americas Foundation said: There is no doubt that Paul Britton and Bob Rennie will be visionary leaders for the Foundation.