The London Library is pleased to announce the appointment of Willa Beckett as the new Director of Development.

Beckett has worked in development and project management roles in arts organisations for over 20 years. Previous employers include the Art Fund, the National Gallery and most recently Sir John Soane’s Museum. She also spent over two years representing the Royal Drawing School in New York, developing partnerships with art schools and funders.

Of her appointment Beckett said, ‘I feel extremely fortunate to be joining The London Library as the programme and resources for its growing membership continue to develop. After a rewarding six years at Sir John Soane’s Museum, I look forward to being part of the Library’s dedicated team, and through the enhancement of charitable income, supporting the work of such a respected and much loved institution.’