• Barbara Schwepcke

    Dr Barbara Schwepcke is the founder of Gingko and serves as the charity's CEO. After receiving her doctorate from the London School of Economics she worked as a publisher for Prospect Magazine. In 2003 she founded Haus Publishing.

  • Melanie Gibson

    Dr Melanie Gibson is Senior Editor of the Gingko Library Arts Series and joined the board as an Executive Trustee in 2018. After studying for a B.A. in Arabic at St. Anne’s College Oxford, she received her M.A. and Ph.D. from SOAS, University of London. Since 2005 she has lectured regularly at SOAS, the Courtauld Institute of Art and other academic institutions. Her publications focus on sculpture, ceramics and glass produced around the Islamic world.

  • Harry Hall

    Harry Hall is a founding member of Gingko and has served as an Executive Trustee since 2014 and as Chair of Trustees since 2020. He is the Managing Director of Haus Publishing, an independent London-based trade publisher of quality non-fiction, founded in 2003.

  • Mena Mark Hanna

    Professor Mena Mark Hanna is Dean of the Barenboim-Said Akademie in Berlin. He received his Ph.D. from The University of Oxford, where he studied musicology and music composition. Hanna was assistant artistic director and dramaturg at Houston Grand Opera, and visiting scholar and lecturer in musicology at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music.

  • Paul Hannon

    Paul Hannon is a graduate of Yale University Law School and Harvard Business School. An international commercial arbitrator, he was Vice President of the court and member of the board of directors of the London Court of International Arbitration. A member and former chairman of the board of trustees of the American University in Cairo, he holds an honorary degree from the same university.

  • Axel Hansing

    Axel Hansing is a Partner at Coller Capital, Ltd. He attended the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School and has over 40 years of experience in international corporate real estate and investment banking, including private equity investment.

  • George Manginis

    Dr George Manginis is Academic Director of the Benaki Museum in Athens. Since 2001 he has been teaching theory of art history and archaeology, history of Islamic and Byzantine art and architecture and history of Chinese ceramics at SOAS and the Courtauld Institute of Art. He is the author of Mount Sinai: A History of Travellers and Pilgrims and China Rediscovered: The Benaki Museum Collection of Chinese Ceramics.

  • Mohammed Gamal Abdelnour

    Dr Mohammed Gamal Abdelnour is the Imam of Bath Mosque. He graduated as valedictorian of his class with a bachelor’s in Religious Studies in 2011 (Al-Azhar University) and completed his MA in Theology at the University of Durham, UK (2014). Gamal holds a PhD from SOAS University of London in Comparative Theology. Besides the services that he does for Bath mosque, Gamal teaches and does research in Islamic Studies and Comparative Religion at SOAS, the University of London.