The full title of the Trust is named just as it was when it was established in 1890, The Patrick Allan-Fraser of Hospitalfield Trust (2010). We currently operate with the simpler title of Hospitalfield.

The Trust is registered with OSCR and is therefore a Registered Scottish Charity (SCO 09987). The Trust is overseen by a Board of Governors who can serve for a maximum term of six years that is split in to two three year terms.

The aims of the charity is to run Hospitalfield as a cultural organisation for artists and for education in the arts.

If you are interested in knowing more about becoming a Governor of Hospitalfield please contact us. We run an open application for Expressions of Interest to become a Governor – please fill out the form on this link…


  • Sir Mark Jones Chair of the Board of Governors

    Sir Mark Jones FRSE is Chair of the Pilgrim Trust. He was Curator of Medals at the British Museum [1974-1992], Director of the National Museums of Scotland [1992-2001], Director of the V&A [2001-11] and Master of St Cross College, Oxford [2011-2016]. He has written extensively on the history of the medal, fakes and forgeries, collecting and museums, and restitution. He is a Visitor of the Ashmolean Museum and a trustee of Tullie House, the Corning Museum of Glass, Compton Verney, the Watts Museum, the Grimsthorpe and Drummond Trust and the Historic Environment Scotland Trust.

  • Martin Beard Governor

    Martin and his family have a small farm in Angus, and keep rare breed pigs, sheep, goats and poultry, selling produce locally. He is a Charity Trustee and Director and has extensive board level experience in public and private companies across a range of industries and sectors, including considerable international and operational exposure. A marketer by trade, he has expertise in strategic marketing and development, and a successful track record in both consumer and business markets.

    Throughout his career he has been involved in a range of Arts projects including sponsorships of the Glasgow International Jazz Festival and Dundee Contemporary Arts, and during a period spent living in the Middle East was responsible for a number of Arts projects linking Scotland and Dubai.

    Martin is a Trustee and Honorary Treasurer for the leading charity championing rare and native breeds of UK livestock, the Rare Breeds Survival Trust, where he also chairs the Finance and Governance Committee. He is also a Trustee of Smallholding Scotland, a charity promoting the use of small land holdings across Scotland, and he leads the team running the annual Scottish Smallholder Festival.

    He has a strong interest in the Arts and is a patron of Scottish Opera and a Friend of Covent Garden in addition to being a trustee of The Hospitalfield Trust.

  • Professor Christopher Breward Governor

    Christopher Breward is Director of National Museums Scotland. He was trained at the Courtauld Institute and the Royal College of Art, London and has previously worked as Head of Research at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London as Principal of Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh and as Director of Collection and Research at the National Galleries of Scotland. His published interests include the relationship between Art and Fashion, Visual and cultural histories of masculinity and histories of city life.

  • Jane Carmichael Governor

    Jane Carmichael is a highly experienced museum professional who has worked at national level in Scotland and England. She was appointed twice to a newly-created role as Director of Collections, first for the Imperial War Museum, London and then for National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh. Both Museums underwent transformative redevelopment with major re-assessments, re-organisation and interpretations of their collections while she was there.  She has enjoyed representational roles on various museum bodies including Chair of the National Inventory of War Memorials.  Her research interest was the photography of the First World War in which she pioneered the identification of the forgotten British and Imperial official photographers and the context of their work. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts and the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.

  • David McAllister Governor

    David McAllister is Senior Projects Manager at the National Trust for Scotland. A highly experienced professional with over 30 years in the Heritage sector focused on Conservation and Operational Management and skilled in the planning and delivery of successful, heritage projects. David is a registered Architect, trained at Strathclyde University, working in Glasgow firstly with ASSIST and then as an Associate with Page & Park Architects. He joined the National Trust for Scotland in 2000, initially as Conservation Manager in its South Region becoming Regional Director a year later. He has had various roles in the organisation since and was project Director for the multi-award winning Battle of Bannockburn project.

  • Valerie Norris Governor

    Valerie Norris is an artist living and working in Dundee. She gained both a BA (Hons) in Fine Art Printmaking (1996) and a Master of Fine Art (2005) at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design. Norris was selected by Hospitalfield to undertake a two month residency at HALLE 14 in Leipzig, Germany in 2014 as part of the Creative Futures Germany programme supported by the British Council. She is currently Exhibitions Coordinator at Dundee Contemporary Arts, where she also works on the design of DCA publications.

    Recent exhibitions and projects include Playing With Soft Hands, Nomas* Projects, Dundee (2018); You hardboiled I softboiled, Rhubaba, Edinburgh (2016); Bust Out, Lillie Art Gallery, Milngavie (part of Glasgow International 2016); L’Heure Bleue, Meadow Mill, Dundee (2016); Bluette, limited edition publication commissioned by Dundee Contemporary Arts (2015); Trusted Time, HALLE 14, Leipzig, Germany (2014); Studio Jamming Group Critical Writing Residency and 12-Hour Jamming Symposium, Cooper Gallery, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee (2014); Closer to the lips, word perfect, Glasgow Project Room (2013); I take into my arms more than I can bear to hold, Generator Projects, Dundee (2013); Works on Paper and Other Works: Alex Frost, Valerie Norris, David Shrigley, Sue Tompkins, Glasgow Project Room (2011).

    In 2012 Norris was selected for the Axisweb Writing Scotland programme, in partnership with CCA, Glasgow and this is tomorrow, and has written reviews and articles for a-n magazine, Axisweb and this is tomorrow. Her writing has also been included in Cooper Gallery’s Studio Jamming Writing Residency and 2HB journal.

  • Richard Parry Governor

    Richard Parry is Director of Glasgow International since May 2017. Prior to this he was Curator-Director of the Grundy Art Gallery Blackpool where he curated and organised upwards of 30 exhibitions and 2 symposia, including solo exhibitions by Mark Leckey, Heather Phillipson, Matt Stokes and Jennet Thomas, as well as the group exhibitions Sensory Systems and Neon: The Charged Line, the largest international survey of artists working with neon staged in the UK to date. Prior to joining the Grundy, Parry was Assistant Curator at the Hayward Gallery, where he curated and organised exhibitions including Psycho Buildings, The New Décor, Tracey Emin and the ambitious project Wide Open School, where the gallery was turned into a giant ‘school’ run by 100 artists from around the world. Prior to the Hayward he worked as Exhibitions and Collections Assistant at the Visual Arts Department of the British Council. Richard Parry is also a critic and writer and has regularly written for art magazines including Frieze, Art Review and Modern Painters amongst others.


  • Jennie Patterson Governor

    Jennie Patterson at Patter PR has been striving to give journalists what they want since the early 90’s!

    After navigating a career through the glossy world of lifestyle and celebrity PR in London between ’97 and 2010 followed by a few years with luxury brand LVMH, a crossroads was reached in 2012 … was it to be Dior or Dundee, London or the ‘Law’!

    Today, Jennie is happy to be running her own small PR business from Dundee bringing with it the freedom to work with everything from complex campaigns to creative souls with bright ideas.

    Responsible for managing the PR campaign in 2013 for Dundee’s bid to become UK City of Culture, working in partnership with an extensive list of stakeholder organisations led by Leisure and Culture Dundee, Jennie was successful in delivering extensive positive national and local coverage at a crucial time for the city.

    This led to an opportunity to pitch for the annual retainer for PR for Dundee’s place marketing campaign, ‘Dundee One City Many Discoveries; working with the Economic Development team at Dundee City Council.

    For several years, Jennie has been a key player in changing the external perception of Dundee through delivering positive media coverage for the city and surrounding area as an up and coming visitor destination in the build up to the opening of V&A Dundee.

    Throughout this time Jennie has developed a unique insight into weaving stories around the creative and entrepreneurial organisations and individuals in the area and the pleasure of working on many other exciting campaigns, events and festivals including

    Maggie’s Penguin Parade 2017-2018

    Dundee Design Festival 2016 and 2017

    ABF The Soldiers’ Charity ‘Cateran Yomp’, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

    Dundee’s bid for European Capital of Culture 2023

    Scotland’s Tay Country campaign 2018

    Inches Carr Trust Scottish Craft Awards 2016

    Commonwealth Games and Queen’s Baton Relay 2014

    V&A Dundee “Design in Motion” touring exhibition

    Fife Contemporary Art & Craft

    Dundee Contemporary Arts

    Jennie continues to spend her days balancing creative thinking with a commercial outlook, working strategically to devise and deliver inspiring PR campaigns for a host of brilliant clients across online and print.

  • Alison Smith Governor

    Alison Smith is Service Manager for Economic Development at Angus Council and has over 20 years experience in local government. With a background in funding she has had extensive success in bringing in major capital and revenue funding to Angus Council and the wider community and is well connected with networks and partnerships across Scotland and the EU. She has played a key role in policy and strategy development particularly for the rural economy.

    She is currently a Director of Angus Environmental Trust , Vice Chair of the Angus LEADER Local Action Group and Vice Chair of the Scottish Local Authorities Economic Development  Group.

  • Russell Willis Taylor Governor

    Russell Willis Taylor has recently completed a two-year engagement with the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada where she was interim VP of Arts and Leadership. Prior to that she was President and CEO of National Arts Strategies from January 2001 to December 2014, and has extensive senior experience in strategic business planning, financial analysis and planning, and all areas of operational management. Educated in England and America, she served as director of development for the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art before returning to England in 1984 at the invitation of the English National Opera (ENO) to establish the Company’s first fund-raising department. During this time, she also lectured extensively at graduate programs of arts and business management throughout Britain. From 1997 to 2001, she rejoined the ENO as executive director and oversaw the restoration of the London Coliseum.

    Russell’s work leading or advising cultural institutions includes all art forms including multi-year partnerships between National Arts Strategies and the Getty Museum Leadership program, and her work in Scotland over the past 20 years includes work with the Lothian and Edinburgh Development Council, Scottish Opera, The National Theatre of Scotland, Museums Galleries Scotland, Creative Scotland and the Lyceum Theatre.

    Russell currently works as a strategic consultant and serves on advisory boards with the Salzburg Global Seminar, the British Council’s Arts & Creative Economy Advisory Group, the Alyth Development Trust, Hospitalfield Trust, and is Chair of Fractured Atlas and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. In 2013, Russell was honored with the International Citation of Merit by the International Society for the Performing Arts, presented in recognition of her lifetime achievement and her distinguished service to the performing arts.  She has written a number of articles on arts and nonprofit management and policy issues in arts, society and culture, as well as a book on fundraising for museums commissioned by the British Government.  She and her husband have recently moved to Alyth in Perthshire, Scotland and are restoring a Victorian house and its gardens.