Epsom resident Sophie Wiles has been appointed as a new trustee for Horton Chapel Arts & Heritage Society (HCAHS), the charity set up to renovate and run new cultural venue The Horton.
Sophie is currently Chief Operating Officer for Children with Cancer UK, but started her career in the art world at Christie’s International Auction House, where she held a number of posts during her 12 years there, latterly as a Business Director for Europe, Middle East, Russia and India.
She also helped to develop a new sports performance brand as Head of Operations, working across multiple areas to grow the business, before moving into the charity sector.
Ian Reeves, chair of HCAHS, said: “We are very pleased to welcome Sophie to the board. Her experience in growing a new start-up and years of working in the arts business will bring fresh knowledge and oversight that can benefit our sustainability as a not-for-profit enterprise.”
Sophie, who resides in Livingstone Park, not far from Horton Chapel, said:
“I am delighted to be joining the board of trustees of The Horton Chapel Project. As a local resident and supporter of the arts I am excited to be part of efforts to give the community a place to come together, learn and experience the arts. I’m keen to be part of developing this new focal point and ensuring the history of the community is remembered, whilst giving a relevant engagement point for today and the future.”