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Contemporary Art Society announces new Chair of Trustees

15 December 2017 By
Marco Compagnoni
Marco Compagnoni

Caroline Douglas, Director of the Contemporary Art Society, announced today that the charity’s Trustees have appointed Marco Compagnoni as the Chair of the Board of Trustees. He will take up the post formally in January 2018.

Compagnoni brings a wealth of experience from the world of law, business and the arts. He is a former Governor of the Royal Ballet Company and had been a Trustee of the Serpentine Gallery, Royal Opera House and Sadler’s Wells Theatre and Chairman of the Friends of Covent Garden. He is also a senior partner in the US-headquartered international law firm Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP, and co-head of the firm’s international Private Equity group.

Caroline Douglas, Director, Contemporary Art Society, said:

We extend a very warm welcome to our incoming Chair of Trustees.  The charity has achieved a great deal in the last four years, and with Marco’s experience and passionate belief in our mission, I believe we can build on these achievements and set our sights on even more ambitious support of this country’s museums.  I look forward to introducing Marco to everyone in 2018.

Marco Compagnoni said:

This is a great honour to have been asked to succeed Christopher Jonas as Chair of the Contemporary Art Society. The Contemporary Art Society is at an exciting moment in its distinguished history and I look forward to working with Caroline and her team, and with my fellow Trustees to see it achieve even greater things in the future.

 

About Marco Compagnoni 

Marco Compagnoni is a senior partner at the US-headquartered law firm Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP, and co-head of the firm’s international Private Equity group. He has worked on some of the largest transactions in the private equity market and is consistently recognised as a leading lawyer by legal directories. He has been described by The Lawyer Magazine as “one of the best private equity lawyers in town”.

Marco has served as a Trustee of the Royal Opera House and Sadler’s Wells Theatre, Governor of the Royal Ballet Company and Chairman of the Friends of Covent Garden. He has also been a Trustee of the Serpentine Gallery and is involved in a range of public art and related programmes and initiatives.