Magnus von Wistinghausen

Magnus von Wistinghausen joined City & Guilds of London Art School in September 2008 and was Vice Principal (responsible for Resources and Development) from 2014 to September 2018.  His current position is with City & Guilds Art School Property Trust, which manages the properties occupied by the Art School.  Magnus’s remit as Director, City & Guilds Art School Property Trust, encompasses the ongoing planning and delivery of the Art School’s Masterplan, as well as other strategic fundraising activity.

Prior to this, Magnus spent more than ten years working  as a consultant specialising in strategic business and capital project planning in the cultural sector, with a particular emphasis on museums and heritage organisations and their funders, in the UK and internationally.  During that period he also wrote and lectured regularly on management, planning and economic sustainability issues in the cultural sector. Since taking up his post at City & Guilds of London Art School he has continued to work in an advisory capacity, on a reduced level, including for the Heritage Lottery Funds as a project assessor and monitor. Magnus is currently a trustee of Yorkshire Sculpture Park, The Friends of Leighton House Museum and the Ragged Schools Museum. Between 2000 and 2006 he was a member of the Board of EU Consult, the European Association of Consultants to the Not-for-Profit Sector.

Magnus started his career in investment banking at S.G. Warburg, first as an international economist and then in corporate finance. He holds a masters degree in Economics from Ludwig Maximilian Universität, Munich. He has lived in London for most of his adult life.


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