Will Gompertz, wearing a dark blue jacket and a white shirt, stands in the Drawing Office of Sir John Soane's Museum.

Will Gompertz
Deborah Loeb Brice Director

Will joined the Soane from the Barbican, where – as Creative Director - he helped reopen the Centre after the pandemic. Prior to the Barbican, he was the BBC’s Arts Editor for eleven years. He has interviewed countless architects, artists, actors, writers, musicians and directors, as well as writing and presenting documentaries for BBC television and radio. Will spent seven years as a director of the Tate Galleries and has written three internationally celebrated books: What Are You Looking At? (2012), Think Like an Artist (2015) and See What You’re Missing (2023). He has lectured on the arts and creativity nationally and internationally, including giving talks at the Museum of Modern Art, V&A, National Gallery, Picasso Museum, Louvre Museum, Royal Academy, and Oxford and Cambridge Universities.

Helen Dorey, MBE
Deputy Director and Inspectress

Regarded as one of the leading scholars of Sir John Soane, Helen joined the Museum in 1986 and has been its Inspectress since 1995. She has published extensively on the Museum and its collections and has led numerous restoration projects within the Museum over 30 years, including the restoration of Soane’s private apartments and the Drawing Office.  She is Chairman of the Scholarship Committee of the Attingham Trust and a member of its Council, a member of the National Trust’s Collections and Interpretation Panel, a member of the Advisory Council of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. She was awarded an MBE in 2017 for services to heritage. 

Rebecca Hossain stands on the north side of the Dome in Sir John Soane's Museum.

Rebecca Hossain
Director of Commercial and Operations

Rebecca began her career in the non-profit sector working at the retail arm of Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC). After commercial roles at the Tate, Farrow & Ball, the National Portrait Gallery and the Design Museum, Rebecca joined the Soane in February 2020.

Ursola Rimbotti, wearing a pink suit, stands with her arms folded in the Drawing Office.

Ursola Rimbotti
Director of Development

Prior to joining the Museum in January 2024, Ursola was the Director of Venice in Peril Fund. Until January 2023, she was Head of Principal Gifts at The National Gallery and previously worked for City & Guilds of London Art School, also in a Development and Communications capacity. Ursola has an undergraduate degree from the London School of Economics and a postgraduate degree from City University. She grew up in Florence.

Louise Peckett
Finance Director

Louise joined the Museum in April 2019, having spent five years as Head of Finance at the National Gallery.  Prior to this, Louise spent 11 years at the National Audit Office, working with a broad range of public sector clients, including the British Council, the Department for International Development and the BFI, as well as undertaking a secondment to the Scrutiny Unit at the House of Commons. Louise is a qualified chartered accountant, having completed her professional training with the National Audit Office.