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Supporting the charitable mission of the organisation, *Consultancy drives its profits back into the purchasing of great works of art for museums.

Colin Ledwith

Colin Ledwith, Head of *Consultancy


+44 (0)20 7017 8401

Colin is a passionate advocate for cultural placemaking and the potential of artists and culture to animate, innovate, inspire, define and change public space for the better. Developed over a 30-year career across both the public and private arts and property development sectors, his experience and knowledge in the coordination of nuanced, community-led, collaborative strategic cultural placemaking has seen him develop cultural strategies for the GLA and Mayor of London office-led Royal Docks Development; Westminster City, Wakefield Council, City of Birmingham Council, Pembrokeshire Council, Swansea Council, Oxford and Cambridge Councils, the London Boroughs of: Newham, Greenwich, Fulham & Hammersmith, Waltham Forest, Brent, Tower Hamlets, Croydon, Wandsworth, Hackney, Camden, Hounslow, Hillingdon, Islington, Southwark and Barking & Dagenham.  

Colin is particularly adept in building innovative partnerships between diverse groups of stakeholders such as property development agencies, businesses, BID’s, local authorities and corporate and cultural organisations to build funding frameworks to deliver real and meaningful cultural outcomes promoting community cohesion and addressing local authority planning and levelling up priorities. Selected commercial clients include: The Crown Estate, Lipton Rogers, Savills, British Land, Freshwater, Lendlease, Quintain, Bellway, Knight Dragon, Sellar Property Group, Derwent, Treasury Holdings, YTL Group, Arsenal Holdings Ltd., Battersea Power Station Ltd., Canary Wharf Group, Almacantar, Wembley Stadium PLC, Berkeley Group, St. George Group, St James Group, St. Joseph Group, Bouygue, CIT Developments LLP, Greens, Ballymore Properties, CapCo, Grainger PLC, Hutchison Whampoa, Countryside Properties, Berkeley Homes, Liberty Property Trust, Foyles Group, Shaftesbury, LandSec, Peel Holdings, Allied London, Linden Homes, Minerva, Affinity, Barratt, Heathrow Airport Holdings, Greenland Group, Related Group.

Colin has worked extensively with the City of London Corporation since 2010 when he developed ‘The City Art Initiative’, a report which described a delivery framework for the promotion of the city as a world leading cultural destination. It details an approach to the procurement and delivery of public art and cultural activities that transcends departmental boundaries and acts as a tool to attract inward investment from current square mile occupants. The City Art Initiative was officially adopted by City of London as ‘The City of London Cultural Strategy’ in July 2011. As recommended in the report, an Arts, Culture and Heritage Committee was established to oversee the initiative amongst all arts programmes the City undertakes, including the annual Sculpture in the City project which was originally proposed within the City Art Initiative.

He led the development of the Crossrail Art Programme Delivery and Funding Strategy, joining TfL in 2016 to coordinate the subsequent simultaneous delivery of ten corporate sponsored permanent public artworks for the Elizabeth line across central London stations.  Formerly Director of Strategy for Futurecity (2007-2019) and a Curator for the British Council (1995-2007), in 2003 he was appointed Curator of the official British Pavilion at the 50th Biennale of Art, Venice. The critically praised exhibition featured an ambitious reconfiguration of the pavilion interior through the construction of a building within a building by British artist Chris Ofili working in collaboration with Arup engineering.

 Jordan Kaplan, Senior Art Producer

Jordan Kaplan, Senior Art Producer

+44 (0)20 7017 8417

Jordan manages and delivers public art and arts programming projects for CAS *Consultancy. She is a founder-trustee of Parabola, a curatorial group that commissions contemporary art for non-gallery spaces and has curated residencies at the National History Museum and the Royal Geographical Society as well as the first three editions of Tatton Park Biennial. She originally trained as an actor at Drama Centre, London and holds an MA in Art Criticism from City University. She is a member of AICA (the International Association of Art Critics) and a Fellow of the RSA. 

Megan O'Shea

Megan O'Shea, Senior Art Producer

+44 (0)20 7017 8416 (or 8409)

In her role as Senior Art Producer, Megan is involved in the research, analysis and writing of cultural strategies as well as managing curatorial projects for both private and public clients, developing artist briefs, commissioning artists and overseeing design development, fabrication and installation. Megan has been working in the contemporary art world for more than 15 years, firstly for Frieze magazine and the inaugural Frieze Art Fair and then as Assistant Director at greengrassi and a futher two years as Artist Liaison at Timothy Taylor Gallery. More recently she worked freelance for artists including Aleksandra Mir and Susan Hiller as well as galleries and organisations including Matt's Gallery and Christie's Education. Megan is also co-editor of the magazine P.E.A.R (Paper for Emerging Architectural Research). 

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Katharina Worf, Senior Art Producer


+44 (0)20 7017 8408

Katharina has worked for both commercial galleries and public art institutions in Germany, Austria and the UK. In 2011 she joined Laura Bartlett Gallery in London as Associate Director, followed by launching Koenig Galerie’s London space and off-site exhibition programme and co-founded e10, a collaborative studio for improving the public realm through art and architecture. In 2018, Katharina was the Curator and International Representative of a new Art Foundation in Vienna until joining the Contemporary Art Society as Art Producer. In addition to her position at CAS, she is the Co-curator of London’s leading International Performance Art Festival, Block Universe and acts as visiting Mentor at Acme Studios London. Katharina holds an MA in History of Art & Visual Studies from Humboldt Universität, Berlin.​

Lisa Slominski

Lisa Slominski, Senior Art Producer

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Lisa Slominski is a curator, writer, and cultural producer. She advocates for neurodiversity in the current contemporary art discourse and actively questions how to reframe historical artists considered ‘self-taught’. Her book, Nonconformers: A New History of Self-Taught Artists was published by Yale University Press in 2022, and her articles have been published by Hyperallergic, ArtUK, Burnaway and Cambridge University Press. In addition to her role as a Senior Art Producer, she is the co-founder of the inclusive international curatorial platform Art et al. which focuses on international commissions and collaboration between arts professionals with and without disability. Prior to moving to London, Lisa curated the first series of permanent public art commissions for the CTA’s Art in Transit Program with the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs.

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Andree Cook

Andrée Cook, CAS *Consultancy Associate

Contemporary Art and Design Specialist

Andrée Cooke is a contemporary art and design specialist with thirty years of experience working in the visual arts sector, both in public organisations and private companies, nationally and internationally.  

Having been Director of three galleries during her career - The British Council Window Gallery, Prague CZ; Spring Projects and David Gill Galleries in London - she has extensive experience in all aspects of operations management within a contemporary art galleries, and specific expertise in launching new gallery ventures and commissioning craft-based projects. 

Since 2014 she has worked as the Artistic Executor for the Estate of Rose Finn-Kelcey, promoting the artist's legacy.  As a consultant, much of her current work involves the curation and purchase of artworks for clients. She has an international clientele of collectors for whom she creates bespoke VIP events in London. 

Anna Harding

Anna Harding, CAS *Consultancy Associate

Artist and Curator

Anna Harding has worked in the artworld for over 35 years, and has recently started her own art practice alongside her consultancy work. Having trained in the USA as a curator, she has held a number of senior roles: Director of Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge; Programme Director of the MA Creative Curating at Goldsmiths, University of London; and until recently CEO of Space Studios.

Her expertise covers strategic and creative development in a range of contexts: curating, place-making, developing and managing creative workspace, artists in community engagement settings, and SMART business planning and governance. She has edited and published several books including Curating: The Art Museum and Beyond; Magic Moments: Collaboration Between Artists and Young People; and Artists in the City: SPACE in ’68 and beyond

Mary George

Mary George, CAS *Consultancy Associate

Curator, Producer and Facilitator

Mary George is an independent curator, producer and facilitator, working with artists and institutions to develop projects that have multi-layered social values and which engage, activate and debate plural narratives in the public realm.  

As former Senior Project Manager at Bagri Foundation, she was responsible for implementing a new funding strategy that supported commissions such as Shezad Dawood's  Encroachments at Sharjah Biennial 14 and New Art Exchange 2020; Anicka Yi at Venice Biennale 2019; and Ali Kazim, Artist-in-Residence 2019 at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. 

Ruth Garde

Ruth Garde, CAS *Consultancy Associate

Curator, Producer and Writer

Ruth is an arts curator, producer and writer with over 15 years’ experience curating, producing and delivering transdisciplinary exhibitions and events that incorporate the arts, humanities and sciences and has collaborated with clients including Wellcome Collection, King’s College London, the Institute of Physics, Science Gallery London and the Liminal Space in the curation and development of museum exhibitions. 

Her core exhibition development interest lies in the intersection of the arts with medicine and health - particularly mental health, and with environmental concerns such as climate breakdown and biodiversity loss. She is driven by a commitment to social and environmental justice, to principles of equity & inclusion, and to amplify the lived experience of non-dominant voices that are marginalised on the grounds of gender, ethnicity, disability or neurodivergence. 

Her working principles are collaboration and communication, and she relishes working with (and fostering relationships between) partner organisations, creative practitioners, academics, and scientists. 

Claire Doherty

Claire Doherty MBE, CAS *Consultancy Associate

Creative Director and Senior Cultural Leader

Claire Doherty is a creative director and senior cultural leader known for ground-breaking arts producing with a particular specialism in art in the public realm. Claire has worked with a range of partners and clients to deliver outstanding programmes and strategies rooted in places from rural, coastal locations to major city developments such as Oslo’s harbour and Melbourne’s metro tunnel, and from sensitive historical sites to significant anniversaries and festivals. 

Awarded a Paul Hamlyn Foundation Breakthrough Award for outstanding cultural entrepreneurs in 2009, she led Situations, one of the UK’s foremost arts producing companies for fifteen years. Projects included Nowhereisland for London 2012 Cultural Olympiad; the 100-year Future Library in Oslo and the acclaimed, non-stop 552-hour-long Sanctum with American artist Theaster Gates. Claire’s writing, research and teaching on new forms of public art rooted in place are widely acclaimed. 

Claire has supported organisations through transformational change, as Director of Arnolfini from 2017-2019 and through her work as Associate Consultant for People Make It Work. Most recently, she led the £6m project, GALWAD, for National Theatre Wales and Sky Arts, achieving Rose d’Or and  SXSW Innovation Award nominations. 

Mark Sladen

Mark Sladen, CAS *Consultancy Associate

Curator, Adviser and Cultural Leader

Mark has worked for many years as a curator, adviser and leader in the realms of art and culture. His past positions include Senior Curator at the Barbican Art Gallery (London), Director of Exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (London), Director at Kunsthal Charlottenborg (Copenhagen) and Head of Exhibitions at the Design Museum (London).

Mark has extensive knowledge of contemporary art and has produced many solo exhibitions with emerging, mid-career and senior artists, often with an emphasis on new work. His commissions include an architectural pavilion in a Danish park, a panoramic film shot in a Bolivian desert and an orchestra of amplified plants in an English glasshouse.

In addition, Mark has a pronounced interest in contemporary design, architecture and urbanism, and has been responsible for major showcases and public commissions in these fields. Finally, he has acted as a consultant on many projects, such as a recent programme advising museums and science centres that wish to reach out to – and co-create with – underrepresented communities.


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