Zewditu Gebreyohanes is one of three new trustees of the Victoria and Albert Museum (DCMS) who have been appointed by the Prime Minister through the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
There are three new candidates, Rosalind Polly Blakesley, Rusty Elvidge and right-wing broadcaster Zewditu.
At Cambridge University, Rosalinda was a professor of Russian and European art, and Rusty was a managing director at Credit Suisse, advising ultra-high net worth business owners.
Gebreyohanes and the other two trustees were selected by the UK government in a fair and competitive selection process under the governance code for public appointments.
According to The Art Newspaper, the Public Appointers Commissioner controls the selection process and competition for the V&A museum trusteeship position.
Who is Zewditu Gebreyohanes?King’s College alumnus appointed by UK government as trustees of V&A museums
Zewditu Gebreyohanes is of Ethiopian and English descent and has embraced conservatism from the beginning of her academic career. Her Ethiopian father and British mother encouraged her to turn her pastime into a career.
Due to her adherence to traditional values and principles, she is said to be close to the renowned British philosopher and author Roger Vernon Scruton, who specialised in promoting traditionalist conservative beliefs .
The crisis of freedom in the Western Conference inspired Zewditu to pursue a conservative career as the former head of the historical affairs department of the Right-leaning Policy Clearinghouse.
Right-wing broadcaster Zewditu claims Kew Gardens acted against its legal objectives while she was working for the Policy Exchange. Recently, Restore Trust confirmed her trustee nomination online.
Age of Zewditu Gebreyohanes – How old is the V&A museum curator?
Wikidata shows Zewditu Gebreyohanes, 23, a member of the Anglo-Otop cultural group. She was welcomed into the world in 1999 by her British mother, Flora Eleanor Rhalou Griffin, and her Ethiopian father, Mike Hailu Gebreyohanes.
She completed a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at King’s College London in 2020 and started working as a research trainee at Policy Exchange.
The young conservative thinker from Anglo-Ethiopia had the opportunity to work with Sir Scruton. Zewditu wrote about issues such as “Decolonizing Kew’s plant collection would undermine its fundamental purpose”.
Now a trustee of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the anti-awakening campaigner will do just that. Gebreyohanes are appointed by the Prime Minister of the UK Government for a four-year term from 5 September 2022.
According to Barbara Keeley, candidates for public office should be chosen on the basis of their qualifications, not how much money they give the Conservatives.
The National Trust disputed this claim, stating that they were aware that Zewditu Gebreyohanes had been appointed by the government as a trustee of the V&A. The trust also said she was highly valued by the trustees as a close collaborator and colleague who is critical to the governance of any organisation.
Zewditu Gebreyohane Salary and Net Worth as V&A Trustee
At the Victoria and Albert Museum, trustee positions are pro bono. Zewditu Gebreyohane will reimburse any necessary travel expenses in accordance with the V&A expense policy.
As part of her duties as museum director, she will be required to attend six board meetings and a year off. The Board of Directors occasionally pays Zewditu’s travel expenses.
Zewditu has just started her career and wants to establish herself as a prominent figure in the conservative movement. We estimate her current net worth to be between $100,000 and $200,000.
Gebreyohane’s career as a right-wing commentator and anti-awakening activist is where she makes the big bucks. However, despite her wealth and high salary, she chose to live a simple life.