A project initiated by

Lucy Ribeiro

Arts Director
St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


With over twenty years’ experience of working within both the cultural, and health care sectors, Lucy Ribeiro advocates the importance of the transformational role that the arts can play within society. She has held senior positions at cultural institutions such as the National Portrait Gallery, and the V&A Museum, and is currently Arts Director across St George’s University NHS Foundation Trust. The Foundation Trust serves a total population of over 3.5 million people across Surrey and Sussex, and a core population of 1.3 million people in southwest London. It employs 8,500 members of staff based at Queen Mary’s Hospital, Roehampton, and St George’s Hospital, Tooting, which is one of the largest teaching hospitals in the UK, and is affiliated with the University of London. Lucy’s role is to lead the delivery of the trust’s arts strategy, including curating the contemporary art collection, establishing new commissions and developing participatory programmes at both hospital sites. As a practising visual artist, Lucy continues to teach at the Royal Academy of Arts.

The Panel