David Hawkins

Acting Fair Director

Level
Senior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
Locked Pro Plan feature
Professions
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Projects

  • Acting Fair Director

About me

Head of Outreach (Acting Fair Director), Art Bahrain Across Borders January 2017 – current: • Art Bahrain Across Borders – ArtBAB – is Bahrain’s international art fair. Patron, and actively involved is HRH Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, Wife of the King of Bahrain and President of the Supreme Council for Women. This led to full-time relocation to Bahrain (January – April 2017), where I was acting fair director. Vogue India said of the fair “art connoisseurs, you can’t miss this.” • I have worked closely with the fair’s curators on the curation and direction of the fair for 2017 and 2018: Jonathan Watkins, Alistair Hicks, Amal Khalaf and Janet Rady. • From June 2017 I have been responsible for all areas of the fair: strategy, operations, curatorial vision, gallery-engagement, media planning and media-outreach. I have organised promotional events in Moscow, India, London and Abu Dhabi Art. https://www.vogue.in/content/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-second-edition-of-bahrains-art-fair/#david-risley-and-bradley-theodore http://www.russianartandculture.com/art-bahrain-across-borders-2017-ukrainian-perspective-oleg-olenev/ http://fadmagazine.com/2017/03/23/floating-world-video-installations/ Director, Cliveden Family Office June 2014 – December 2016: A family office advisory which focused on cultural diplomacy, political risk and reputation management whilst managing the legacy consumer credit businesses of a UK family: • Led legacy client’s financial operating companies: developed new strategy, removed poor management whilst recruited and trained new team and staff across our consumer credit firms. • Aligned interested JV partners in Mexico, India and Saudi Arabia who were looking for an e-banking partner with our pre-paid debit card product - typical license £5 million per territory. • Represented UHNWs with political risk threats - created campaigns to derisk them and provide reputation management advice – eg clients from Kazakhstan and Russia – gained clients from law firms and political risk firms. • Chaired panels on political risk following the 2015 UK general election & chaired a panel on Geopolitical Risk: The Fear and Reality, for Bespoke Family Office Connections (2015 & 2016) as well as proposed the agenda and advised on speakers and partners for Cap-Connect family office event on Iran held in June.

Skills

  • Strategy
  • Business Development
  • Partnership
  • Operations
  • Public Relations
  • Policy: Government
  • Public Affairs
  • Investment
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Journalism

Companies I’ve worked with

  • C

    Cliveden Family Office

    • A

      Art Bahrain Across Borders

      Work history

      Currently

      Acting Fair Director / Head of Outreach

      Art Bahrain Across Borders

      Apr 2017
      • Full Time
      • Art Bahrain Across Borders – ArtBAB – is Bahrain’s international art fair. Patron, and actively involved is HRH Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, Wife of the King of Bahrain and President of the Supreme Council for Women. This led to full-time relocation to Bahrain (January – April 2017), where I was acting fair director. Vogue India said of the fair “art connoisseurs, you can’t miss this.” • I have worked closely with the fair’s curators on the curation and direction of the fair for 2017 and 2018: Jonathan Watkins, Alistair Hicks, Amal Khalaf and Janet Rady. • From June 2017 I have been responsible for all areas of the fair: strategy, operations, curatorial vision, gallery-engagement, media planning and media-outreach. I have organised promotional events in Moscow, India, London and Abu Dhabi Art.

      2016

      Jun 2014 - Dec 2016
      • Freelance
      • A family office advisory which focused on cultural diplomacy, political risk and reputation management whilst managing the legacy consumer credit businesses of a UK family: • Led legacy client’s financial operating companies: developed new strategy, removed poor management whilst recruited and trained new team and staff across our consumer credit firms. • Aligned interested JV partners in Mexico, India and Saudi Arabia who were looking for an e-banking partner with our pre-paid debit card product - typical license £5 million per territory. • Represented UHNWs with political risk threats - created campaigns to derisk them and provide reputation management advice – eg clients from Kazakhstan and Russia – gained clients from law firms and political risk firms. • Chaired panels on political risk following the 2015 UK general election & chaired a panel on Geopolitical Risk: The Fear and Reality, for Bespoke Family Office Connections (2015 & 2016) as well as proposed the agenda and advised on speakers and partners for Cap-Connect family office event on Iran held in June.

      Education

      Currently

      BA(Hons) History and Politics

      Durham University

      Oct 1993
      • United Kingdom
      • Politics and History BA - political theory and international relations and French history from 1715.