LONDON — Yana Peel has been appointed chief executive officer of the Serpentine Galleries, effective July.
A cofounder of Outset Contemporary Art Fund, Peel is also ceo at Intelligence Squared, a debate forum. She has been a trustee of the Serpentine since 2015.
She will succeed Julia Peyton-Jones, who will step down later this month after 25 years as director of the arts institution. Peyton-Jones partnered with fashion brands including Saint Laurent, Topshop, French Connection and Christopher Kane and architects including Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas and Frank Gehry on events and initiatives.
Peel will work with artistic director Hans-Ulrich Obrist.