Our Team

Katie Henry - Founder, Director and CEO

Katie Henry is the founder, director and CEO of Art In Offices, which she founded in 2012. She studied Fine Art Sculpture at Central Saint Martins, and was then Vice President of Students’ Union University of the Arts London. She also has a Masters in Arts Administration and Management from Birkbeck College, University of London, and has completed an accelerator course for creative entrepreneurs. Katie is an active member of the Association of Women Art Dealers.

Katie's vision has always been to make art available to everyone. She has spent the past few years challenging the perception that only FTSE 100 companies can afford art, and has made it her mission to encourage companies of any size to put original art on their office walls by making it affordable. She's a firm believer in art increasing workplace productivity, and the power of art to reflect a company's brand values.

Katie works closely with a select handful of artists ranging from emerging talent to established investment artists like YBA's. Katie has a great eye for spotting emerging talent, and has worked with artists who have gone on to win art prizes, and have solo shows at museums. She is also well known amongst international galleries and has a wide network of fellow art dealers and gallerists.

Chat to Katie on director@artinoffices.com

Shanna Pelling - Social Media Manager

Shanna describes herself as our "instagram Maman" and is our Paris-based is our Social Media Manager. Shanna connects with our community of followers, friends, artists and clients that engage with Art in Offices every day. She’s the lady with the ideas and the lady with the prizes. She regularly plans competitions for our followers where they can win artwork or tickets to events around the country.

Shanna comes from a Marketing and PR background so knows her stuff inside and out, and she’s got a wicked sense of humour and a very Parisian outlook on life! You can contact her via our social media channels - especially instagram @artinoffices.

Ashley Wilburne - Administration

Our resident American, Ashley is our Arts Administrator and Registrar hailing from San Francisco, California. Having spent the past 15 years working in Silicon Valley start ups, she’s turning a new page and exploring her passion for the arts! She prides herself on her efficiency and hustle mindset, specialising in logistics, project management, and workplace experience. Ashley holds a degree in Visual Merchandising from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, as well as an Employment Law degree from Cornell University.

Outside of work, you can find Ashley at most parks in Hackney, often with a book in hand, or cycling the city on her Dutch cargo bike. Reach out to say “Howdy” (it’ll make her feel less homesick) at office@artinoffices.com

Petra Quan - Sales Consultant

Petra joins Art in Offices with expertise in prints and multiples, having worked at the British Museum, auction houses and a commercial gallery. She studied at St. Catherine’s College, University of Oxford, and holds an MA from the Courtauld Institute of Art. Petra collects handwritten letters, cookbooks, and prints by contemporary artists.

Bob Henry - Financial Strategist

Bob is our financial strategist. He keeps an overall eye on the company cash flow and advises us on how to best use our hard-earned profits.

Bob has a 47-year history working in finance. He has worked for Midland Bank (now HSBC), GLC, Matrix Group, and spent the last third of his career as a founding partner of Mobeus Equity Limited. Bob is a history lover and likes a random fact, the weirder the better. He's a world-traveller, a gourmande, and has an encyclopedic knowledge of classic cars.

Virginie Dhouibi

Virginie is our Non Executive Director and all round champion of Art in Offices. As the current Global Head of Payment Transformation at Metro Bank, she is amazingly well placed to advise us on financial and strategic matters. Virginie Dhouibi has spent most of her career in the Financial Industry after a brief stint in Technology. She moved to the UK after graduating from the Sorbonne University in Paris in 2005 and has since worked at JP Morgan and Bank of America. She is passionate about art and loves travelling the world to see exhibitions. In London, Virginie spends most of her free time volunteering to support under-served communities and fight inequality.