Eve Salomon awarded CBE in New Year Honours 2023

Eve Salomon, who was Chair of Horniman trustees from 2014-2022, was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the New Year Honours 2023 for services to the arts and heritage.

Eve enjoyed two four-year terms as the Chair of Trustees for the Horniman, and was appointed on 14 July 2014, and stepped down 14 July 2022. During her time at the Horniman, she oversaw a huge rise in visitor numbers and income, developed a skilled and diverse board and effectively steered the organisation through the Covid-19 crisis – driven by her strong sense of values and ethics.

Trained as a solicitor, Eve has advised governments, regulatory authorities and international organisations on human rights and media-related issues in dozens of different countries. She chaired Privacy International, an NGO which advocates for strong privacy protections and safeguards in law and technology. Eve is a former Chair of the Regulatory Board of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, and of the Internet Watch Foundation.

Eve has a deep love of arts and heritage, and their power to make a difference in people’s lives. Alongside the Horniman, she has been associated with Ovalhouse, a theatre and youth arts centre in south London and was a trustee and member for 30 years. She also was a trustee of the FIFTH Trust, which teaches life skills to adults with learning difficulties in East Kent.