Trustees

Orietta Benocci Adam

Orietta Benocci Adam, a trustee of The Sir Denis Mahon Charitable Trust, acts as the artistic director, project manager, and art exhibition organiser for the Trust. She is also a director of British Friends of the National Gallery of Ireland. She has promoted a rangeĀ of exhibitions and artistic projects, coordinates scholars and artists, curates art catalogues and collaborates with museums, art collectors and private galleries. Orietta worked for many years as an investment banker in the City of London, covering marketing roles for several financial institutions, including Mitsubishi Bank (now Mitsubishi UFJ); Credit Suisse First Boston and Bankgesellschaft Berlin.

Alan Bryant

Alan Bryant is a trustee of The Sir Denis Mahon Charitable Trust and was until the end of 2018 a Senior Associate of Charles Russell Speechlys LLP. He retired from the Firm in December 2018. He specialises in trust administration, both private and charitable, as well as probate and personal tax. Alan has vast experience of dealing with trust and probate accounts, charitable trust accounts and other Charity Commission compliance procedures. He has advised banks and trust companies on trust and probate issues.

Suzanne Marriott

Suzanne Marriott is a partner of Charles Russell Speechlys LLP and a trustee of The Sir Denis Mahon Charitable Trust. She specialises in cross border and UK tax planning, wills, trusts, contentious trusts and probates, Inheritance Act claims, estate and succession planning, international wills and trusts, and Art law. Suzanne is also a Notary Public practising in the City of London. Suzanne has a strong interest in art, and acts a s a trustee for other charitable trusts, including The Willie And Mabel Morris Charitable Trust, The Baily Thomas Charitable Fund The Rix-Thompson-Rothenberg Foundation and Gainsborough House.

Past Trustees have included Christopher Brown, former director of The Ashmolean Museum and Sir Hugh Leggatt (1925-2014) a notable scholar, art dealer and philanthropist.