The Trustees

Consulota (Connie) Price OBE is chair of the Friends of the Wilson and was co-opted as a Trustee in 2021. She went to school and started her working life in Cheltenham. She studied Ancient History and Archaeology and got her practical experience working on archaeological digs at Crickley, Hill, St. Oswald’s Priory and on a Roman fort near the Antonine Wall. She qualified as a Librarian in the UK before working overseas in Arts, Culture and Education for the British Council in Bangladesh, South Africa, and Nigeria. Connie is now a trustee for a local Students Union and Chair of Deki, a small charity working in Togo. To email Connie, click here

Kat Hoerath was co-opted as a Trustee in 2023. She grew up in Austria, received her architecture and art history degree from Syracuse university in the US, and moved to Cheltenham early 2022. She is the co-founder of her global architecture and design practice which has offices under Denver, CO, US and Cheltenham. Her commitment to cultural engagements and community empowerment is reflected in the interest in the museum and its mission. To email Kat click here

Rupert Lhoyd-Jones was co- opted as a Trustee in 2024 and is our Treasurer. He has an Economics Masters from the University of Edinburgh. Prior to moving to Cheltenham in 2019, he worked in the City of London in currency trading and then moved to the United States where he acted as a Board Member & General Partner in the energy industry.
He is committed to contributing to the cultural fabric of Cheltenham.

Vanessa Graham was co-opted as a Trustee in 2021. She is currently membership secretary.  A History and Art History graduate, she has worked in publishing, first as a Publisher of History and History of Art, and then in Marketing. She is a trained Primary Teacher and Market Researcher – with a passion for art and education. Her other voluntary work is with National Garden Scheme in Gloucestershire.  To email Vanessa click here.

Judie Hodsdon was co-opted as a Trustee in 2021. Judie is the secretary of the Trustees.   She has lived in Cheltenham since the early 1970s and, since retiring from the Civil Service in 2009, has held several trustee positions (including Bletchley Park and the Cheltenham Trust) and been very active locally (school governor and Chair of Friends of Pittville).  She has been a Friend of The Wilson for many years and hopes that, by becoming a trustee, she can contribute to The Wilson becoming an integral part of Cheltenham’s cultural life again and a shining example of what a civic museum and art gallery can be.

Irene Finlayson was co-opted as a Trustee in 2023. Irene grew up in Glasgow, a city rich in art and architecture to which she was introduced at an early age. She moved to Cheltenham in 1993 and after retiring as International Officer at UCAS, became involved with the Cheltenham Festivals, the Playhouse Theatre and a talking newspaper for the visually impaired. She enjoyed so many events organised by the Friends that she happily put her name forward to become a Trustee.

Rachel Roberts was co-opted as a Trustee in 2022.