The Digswell Arts Trust is a registered Charity (No. 1150915) and is a company limited by guarantee (No. 8282859). The Trust is governed by a board of Trustees with a range of relevant skills, and many of the Trustees have given long service to the Trust. In addition to serving on the board, Trustees play a role in the selection of prospective fellows and liaise with specific studios.
Chairman, Judy Glasman MSc MBA PGCE ILTM
Judy Glasman is Head of School of Creative Arts at University of Hertfordshire and is an art and design historian working within an arts practice environment. She has worked extensively on the professional context for arts practice within the creative and cultural industries, including joint projects on developing artists business and communications skills in partnership with Digswell. Qualifications include MSc in Architectural History, Postgraduate Teaching Certificate in Education and MBA, as well as being a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Executive Committee member of the Council for Higher Education in Art and Design which represents University art, design and media education nationally. Judy has been a Trustee for 7 years.
Treasurer – Steve Rogers, BA (Hons) ACMA (retd.)
Steve Rogers has a background in financial management with a large multinational, ending his career as Chief Financial Officer of Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific. He is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. He also obtained a First Class Honours Degree in Fine Art from the University of Hertfordshire, and was a Digswell Fellow from 2005 to 2010. Steve is a passionate believer in the importance of the Trust’s activities and of art in the community.
Howard Cropp, Trustee
Has been involved with the Trust for over 40 years, initially as examiner and adviser, then as Treasurer from 1992 to 2010, and continues as a trustee. He is a Chartered Accountant, who retired after 30 years in public practice, latterly as a partner in the London office of Ernst & Young.
Mike Shaw MA
Mike Shaw is a solicitor and partner with international law firm Squire Sanders. He obtained an MA in Jurisprudence from the University of Oxford and has twenty years’ experience in real estate law. He is a founder member of the Commercial Real Estate Legal Association and serves on its committee. Mike became a Trustee in 2013.
Anton Psak MA, Trustee
Anton has an MA in Fine Arts from The Unversity of Hertfordshire. He has been building his reputation as an artist in the UK and Europe over the last two decades and has a strong track record in digital marketing, servicing clients in both the private and public sectors. He was offered Fellowship at Digswell Arts in 2013, becoming a fellow of the Farmhouse. He was made a Trustee in 2018 and was given the responsibility of managing Digswell Arts’ online presence.
Anton carries on with his studio practice in Parndon Mill and still exhibits his work extensively.
Caryl Beach MA, Trustee
Caryl has worked for many years as Company Secretary for a Property Investment Business based in Hertford.
In recent years she has attained a BA Hons and MA in Fine Art at the University of Hertfordshire. She was then fortunate to be offered a five-year fellowship at Digswell Arts.
In October 2018, at the end of her five years at The Forge, she was invited to become a trustee of Digswell Arts.
Caryl has a studio in Hertford and is a member of ‘Momento Collective’, a group of five multi-disciplinary artsts based in South East England. She has close ties with the Arts Community in Hertford.