I head up the Events Team at the National Portrait Gallery, and oversee the management of all Gallery hosted events, and external income generating events. I lead on high profile and fundraising events, including Trustees and VIP events, exhibition openings and donor events. I have just completed a major fundraising events, The Portrait Gala; a large scale fundraising dinner which takes place every 3-5 years. The Gala was attended by 450 of the Galley's most important and influential individual and corporate supporters, friends, artists, sitters from the collection, celebrities and the Gallery's patron, HRH The Duchess of Cambridge. I managed a 50 strong committee, chaired by Alexa Chung, to raise significant funds for the Gallery to continue its daily work.