Yemi Awosile, Designer
Sam Causer, Architect, Director, Studio Sam Causer, Margate
Sarah Griffin, Independent curator of applied arts (Chair)
Sanjivan Kohli, Head of Development, Turner Contemporary, Margate
Sarah McCrory, Director, Goldsmiths CCA and OSE co-founder
Zoe McLeod, Partner, Counterculture Partnership LLP
Richard Morsley, Chief Executive at Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust (Treasurer)
Justin O’Shaughnessy, Independent producer
Owen Watson, Director, 6a architects
Open School East was founded in February 2013 by Anna Colin, Sarah McCrory, Sam Thorne and Laurence Taylor.
While Anna Colin and Laurence Taylor formed the core founding team, Sarah McCrory and Sam Thorne took on an advisory role before joining the Board, when the charity was created in October 2013.
Laurence Taylor and Anna Colin were Co-Directors of OSE from 2013 to 2018. Anna Colin was then Director in 2019 and 2020.
Previous Board members
Matthew Darbyshire, artist
Robert Diament, Director, Carl Freedman Gallery, Margate
Ryan Gander, artist
Hadrian Garrard, Director, Create London
Colleen Harris, BBC reporter, presenter and producer
Marguerite Humeau, Artist
Colin Johnson, Associate Dean of Sciences, University of Kent
Stephanie Mclaren-Neckles, co-founder, Let’s Be Brief and twenty%extra
Emily Pethick, Director, Rijksakademie
Fanny Singer, writer and independent curator
Sam Thorne, Director, Nottingham Contemporary and OSE co-founder