david brownlie-marshall


It all started when…

My parents brought me along to private views in Edinburgh's New Town as a child. The Open Eye Gallery, The Scottish Gallery and The Fine Art Society. My five year old self would be observing the people as much as the art.

A summer role with the press team of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe gave me a taste of work in the arts, and in particular, working with the media. An internship at a small avant-garde theatre in New York's East Village followed, and eventually London beckoned.

My first role was as the Press Officer to Dr Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury. A curve ball to a career in the arts in some ways, but working directly with one of the greatest theological minds of our age really encouraged me to explore different perspectives.

From there I moved to The Royal Parks, leading on communication surrounding London's beautiful open green spaces; including Canada Gate and Horse Guards Parade, as well as some of London's most recognisable public events including Frieze London Art Fair and BST Hyde Park.

Returning to the arts, I now work with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Having begun in the communications team working with production photographers and arts broadcasters, I am now part of the Philanthropy team, with a focus on private funding and relationship management.

A patron of the BFI and member of the ICA; film and photography runs through everything I do in London, and LDNISTA is the brainchild of that.