People

Anita and Poju Zabludowicz

Founders

Anita Zabludowicz was born in Newcastle and now lives in London with her husband, Poju, and their four children. Anita studied Fine Art & History of Art in Newcastle's College of Arts & Technology and subsequently spent ten years working as a project manager in interior architecture before going back to study Modern Art & Auctioneering at Christies.

Poju Zabludowicz was born in 1953 in Helsinki, Finland where he was schooled. He later graduated with a degree in Economics and Political Science from Tel Aviv University. Poju has led the global equity firm Tamares since 1990.

Poju and Anita support a number of philanthropic activities and together they founded the Zabludowicz Collection in the early 1990s to collect international emerging contemporary art and support their ongoing philanthropic endeavours. They are active internationally and opened an exhibition space in the former Methodist Chapel at 176 Prince of Wales Road in 2007 with the aim to facilitate projects with artists and curators both in the UK and overseas.

Elizabeth Neilson

Staff

  • Elizabeth Neilson - Director

    Since joining the collection in January 2006 Elizabeth has overseen the strategy, acquisitions and the direction of the Collection. She is also responsible for the exhibition programme and residencies in all locations. She completed an MA in Curating from Goldsmiths College, University of London in 2005 and a BA in Art History and Women’s Studies from The University of East London in 2003.

  • Ginie Morysse - Collection Manager

    Ginie began working for the Zabludowicz family in 2003 before joining the Zabludowicz Collection in May 2005 when the growth and development of the collection meant that a full time Registrar was required, alongside this role she is in charge of the HR and administration. Ginie studied Business for 5 years in France and graduated in 2003 from Swansea University with a Masters in Marketing and Organisational behaviour.