Who we are

Director
Susan Roberts  worked for Reuters in Paris, Madrid and Moscow then moved to the charity sector as a writer and editor on returning to the UK. She co-founded Bridging Arts in 2003.
Trustees
Kemal Ahson is founder and director of Lifeworld. He has project and research management experience at local, national and international levels.
Andrew Dobbie is a retired journalist , now working part-time in media training and as an editor and translator for an international NGO campaigning for press freedom. Has worked in newspapers, radio and news agencies in the UK and abroad in a career spanning more than 40 years. He helped establish the AlertNet website for emergency relief organisations run by the Thomson Reuters Foundation.
Louise Oddy was a company director and lawyer for more than 25 years. She was appointed a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2006, and in 2010 completed an Open University degree in humanities with art history as the main specialism.
Pontus Ros√©n is chief executive at the Association of Art Historians, a UK-based organisation for those with a professional interest in the history of art and visual culture. The AAH promotes art history as a subject in schools and universities and supports those working in art history-related industries. Pontus specialises in charity finance and governance and has a master’s degree in nonprofit management from Cass Business School.
Salvatore Consolino,  the latest member of the team, is a charity professional with more than 10 years’ experience in the Third Sector in a variety of financial roles. Salvatore completed a masters’ degree in charity accounting and financial management with Cass Business School in 2012.