The CommitteeDavid Moore Founding Director, creative force at Pied a Terre, & chair of the Committee
David Moore, founding Director and the longstanding creative force behind Pied à Terre, can regularly be seen 'Front of House' in Pied à Terre and sister restaurant, L'Autre Pied. With a career that spans some of the most illustrious establishments in the country including The Box Tree in Ilkley and Le Manoir Aux Quat' Saisons in Oxfordshire, David's front of house management skills have also taken him to the Louis XV in Monaco and La Belle Otero in France. David also has interests in Van Zellers restaurant in Harrogate, and continuing to diversify, is one of the 'Inspectors' on BBC2’s 'The Restaurant’.
Gill Hedley Independent curator and consultant
Gill Hedley is an independent curator and consultant. Previously she organised exhibitions for the British Council, including Francis Bacon in Moscow, 1988, Richard Hamilton at the Venice Biennale, 1993, and was Director of the Contemporary Art Society till 2006. She is currently advising individual artists on a range of projects and is a consultant to APT Institute while organising exhibitions for Patrick Heide Contemporary Art, The Exchange Penzance/Newlyn and the Foundling Museum; she is also writing a biography of art dealer, collector and bon viveur Arthur Jeffress (1905-1961).
Marie-Lise Sheppard Arts Awards at The Wellcome Trust & Artist in Restaurant scheme manager
Marie-Lise Sheppard studied at Kent Institute of Art and Design, and at Central St Martins. She has worked in the field of arts funding for 10 years, working with artists such as Jordan Baseman, Kira O’Reilly and Metta Theatre. She is currently the Grant Advisor for the Arts Awards at The Wellcome Trust, and is also studying for an MRes in Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths College.