Gallery team

Natalie Richardson

Natalie graduated from Central Saint Martins with a BA in Product Design. She joined as Mall Galleries' Bookshop Manager in March 2013 after working in events and marketing for a variety of London venues. Alongside the daily running of the Bookshop, Natalie organises book signings & special promotions within the shop. She also designs the Mall Galleries' branded mechanise, including...

Melissa Helmer

Following an English degree at Leeds University, Melissa started her professional life working in publishing and distribution for BBC and Haymarket magazines. She then moved over to the book world, managing key accounts such as WH Smith's and Waterstone's for various publishers. Melissa is now responsible for advertising opportunities including selling space in FBA catalogues and online via our website...

Elli Koumousi

Elli originally trained as an artist, gaining a BA in Fine Art & Art History from Reading University before studying for an MA in Museums & Galleries in Education from the Institute of Education. Elli has been responsible for devising a new cultural engagement strategy for the organisation. She is passionate about offering young and adult audiences multidisciplinary learning experiences...

Liam Kilby

Liam joined Mall Galleries in 2012 after graduating from the University of Brighton where he studied Digital Media. He is responsible for developing and overseeing the Mall Galleries Digital Strategy, including the management of the Call for Entries Open Exhibition Submission System (OESS) and the Buy Art | Buy Now Online Sales Platform. He is also responsible for the development...

Alistair Redgrift

Alistair is the gallery's Exhibitions Manager. Before joining Mall Galleries in 2010, he completed a Master's degree in Christianity & the Arts at the National Gallery, London, in association with King's College. As of 2019, Alistair has administrated over 75 exhibitions on behalf of Mall Galleries, in London, nationally, and internationally. These have included the annual exhibitions of the nine...

Liberty Rowley

Liberty is responsible for promoting all aspects of the FBA and Mall Galleries, including the Call for Entries for the Federation's open exhibitions, events and workshops, as well as the Galleries' annual exhibitions programme. She designs many of the Member Societies’ and Mall Galleries' printed flyers, invitations, exhibition catalogues and also produces the bi-annual What’s On booklet. Liberty has been...

Annabel Elton

Annabel is responsible for the development and running of Mall Galleries' Fine Art Commissions Service . She specialises in consulting for portraiture commissions. Annabel graduated from Cambridge University with an MA in History of Art. In addition to her many decades of commissions consulting experience, she has practised as a watercolourist and mural painter and has run two businesses. She...

John Deston

John joined the gallery in 1985, where he took on the role of Gallery Manager, liaising with the Societies and managing their exhibitions. In 1996 he took over the management of external events which continue to grow and raise essential funds for the Federation of British Artists. Portrait by David R Newens