Philanthropist Yana Peel appointed chief executive of London’s Serpentine Galleries

Outset Contemporary Art Fund founder succeeds Julia Peyton-Jones after 25 years

(via The Art Newspaper)

The Hong Kong-based philanthropist and entrepreneur Yana Peel has been appointed chief executive of the Serpentine Galleries in London. The high-profile institution’s trustees took the unusual decision to choose a fellow trustee to fill the new post. Julia Peyton-Jones, who put the institution on the international map, is stepping down as co-director this month after 25 years at the helm.

Peel will work in partnership with Hans Ulrich Obrist who has been at the Serpentine since 2006 as co-director of exhibitions and programmes. He takes on the new role of artistic director.

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