The DACS team is committed to ensuring visual artists gain recognition and revenue from their rights. From artists to lawyers, each member of the team brings their own specialist knowledge and expertise to DACS, making it the organisation it is today.

Management Team

  • Gilane Tawadros

    Gilane Tawadros

    Chief Executive

    Gilane has spent her career in the visual arts. She was the founding Director of the Institute of International Visual Arts (Iniva) in London, chaired by Professor Stuart Hall, which, over a decade, achieved an international reputation as a ground-breaking cultural agency at the leading edge of artistic and cultural debates nationally and internationally.

    She has curated numerous exhibitions and has written extensively on contemporary art. She is Chair of the Stuart Hall Foundation and a Trustee of the Stuart Croft Foundation.

    To contact Gilane Tawadros please call or email:

    Liane Jobson (Monday-Thursday)
    PA to Chief Executive

    020 7553 9059

  • Christian Zimmermann

    Christian Zimmermann

    Chief Operating Officer

    Christian Zimmermann oversees the legal and operational functions at DACS. He is a qualified solicitor in the UK and Germany with a Masters in Intellectual Property Law. Before joining DACS in 2006, he worked at the Association of Photographers (AOP). Christian is a Director of the Educational Recording Agency (ERA).

    020 7553 9066

  • Mark Waugh

    Mark Waugh

    Business Development Director

    020 7553 9072

  • Phill Trzcinski

    Phill Trzcinski

    Chief Financial Officer

  • Helen Dutta

    Helen Dutta

    Corporate Governance Manager & Company Secretary

    020 7553 9079