New faces in the top jobs at Compton Verney - The Leamington Observer

New faces in the top jobs at Compton Verney

Leamington Editorial 29th Jul, 2023   0

IT’S all change at the top at Compton Verney Art Gallery.

David Guilding has been appointed new chief operating officer and Louise Sinclair is the new head of marketing and admissions.

David joins the south Warwickshire art gallery and park after leading Warwick District Council’s arts and heritage services for more than a decade. During this time, he and his team forged a reputation for delivering high quality activities in several of Leamington’s renowned cultural venues, including the Royal Pump Rooms, the Royal Spa Centre, and Leamington Town Hall.

Already a membership holder of Compton Verney for many years, David is passionate about art, nature, and creativity.




He said: “I’m delighted to join the Compton Verney team at this point in their journey because I have experienced first-hand just how brilliantly they conserve this unique estate for future generations while telling the stories of their incredible collections in accessible, contemporary ways.

“We share an ambition to create exceptional visitor experiences with innovation and collaboration at their heart.”


Louise also brings over ten years of high-level experience to her new role at Compton Verney. A specialist in arts marketing across multiple artforms, she began her career at Perth Concert Hall and Perth Theatre, before moving on to marketing roles with Scottish Opera, the Royal Shakespeare Company and Coventry City of Culture 2021. Most recently, Scotland-born Louise was the head of marketing and communications at Cheltenham Festivals.

She said: “Having made Warwickshire my home over seven years ago, I’ve long admired the exciting and varied work Compton Verney do and am thrilled to have the opportunity to be part of that. I look forward to working with the excellent team on telling the stories of art, nature and creativity and bringing Compton Verney to an even wider audience.”

Both David and Louise will take up their new roles on September 11.

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