The board of Mayfair Art Weekend is committed to delivering an annual arts festival that brings people from all backgrounds to Mayfair and St. James’ to celebrate one of the world’s most dynamic cultural districts.


Board Members



David L Shaw OBE

David has been on the board of The Mayfair Art Weekend since 2016. He is Chairman of The Pollen Estate which is the major landowner in East Mayfair including Cork Street – the centre of modern and contemporary art in the west end. Pollen owns the largest area of art gallery space in the west end.


David retired from The Crown Estate (TCE) and executive work in 2017. During the preceding 15 years he led the team responsible for the regeneration of Regent Street now known as one of the world’s leading retail destinations. While at The Crown Estate he led the Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) and TCE successful bid for a 64% stake in The Pollen Estate.


Having spent much of his early career in city centre regeneration he then spent ten years at The Burton Group where he became a management board director responsible for retail planning and real estate.


David is also a director of the New West End Company, a Governor of the English Speaking Union, a member of the City Corporation Property Investment Board and a director of charity Orpheus Sinfonia Foundation.


David was awarded an OBE in 2014 for services to the retail industry and charitable work.






John Martin

John Martin opened his gallery in Albemarle Street in 1992 and continues to direct the gallery’s programme of exhibitions by contemporary and 20th Century artists. He is also the founder and creative director of Cromwell Place in South Kensington, an innovative working space for galleries, curators institutions which is scheduled to open in 2019. Previously he was co-founder and Fair Director of Art Dubai (2007-2009) and a Founding Board Member of Mayfair Art Weekend. He has been involved in various advisory committees include The Gulf Cultural Council (Doha), Start Charity and the Shubbak Festival. He is on the board of the Artists’ Collecting Society and is a regular contributor at Sothebys Institute.






Kate Goodwin

Kate Goodwin is Head of Architecture and Drue Heinz Curator at the Royal Academy of Arts, London where she is responsible for both architecture exhibitions and programming activity. She curated the exhibitions Sensing Spaces: Architecture Reimagined, (2014) at the Royal Academy and New British Inventors: Inside Heatherwick Studio, which toured East Asia (2015-16) for the British Council. She oversees the RA’s creative programming and has commissioned numerous artists and architects for temporary public works in the UK and abroad. She was awarded a RIBA Honorary Fellowship in 2016 in recognition of her contribution to the profession.


Kate has served on the Board of Mayfair Art Weekend since 2017, representing the Royal Academy of Arts.






Simon Fitzpatrick

Simon is head of litigation at Mayfair law firm Boodle Hatfield LLP and joint head of the firm’s Arts Group.  He provides services to a range of clients including high net worth individuals and privately owned companies. Simon has specialist knowledge of art law and art litigation including auction house misattribution, auction house negligence, authenticity and provenance claims.


Simon is a founding member of Mayfair Art Weekend and a director of the Bond Street Association which represents the interests of property owners and occupiers in Bond Street and promotes Bond Street as the destination for prestigious international retailers. Outside of Mayfair, Simon sits on the Board of Better Bankside, a Business Improvement District, whose job is to make Bankside a thriving place to work, live and visit, particularly through arts, education and retail.






Victoria Luxem

Head of Mayfair Art Weekend


Victoria Luxem founded Luxem Events in 2013, offering full project and event management services within the arts industry. Large-scale projects under Victoria’s direction have included The Wind Tunnel Project, 2014 and Galleria Continua’s 25th anniversary celebrations in Paris, 2015. Victoria has managed Mayfair Art Weekend since 2015 and this year takes the event into its fifth edition.