Tristan’s key projects include Louvre Abu Dhabi, the Royal Opera House Muscat, Qasr Al Hosn, Abu Dhabi’s Cultural Foundation, the Abu Dhabi Festival, Image Nation, the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi, Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, and the UAE National Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. In recent years, Tristan has specialized in the global launch of major, complex cultural institutions and exhibitions, such as Louvre Abu Dhabi, the first universal museum in the Arab World, Qasr Al Hosn, Abu Dhabi’s most important historical site, and the Royal Opera House of Muscat’s new building - the Royal Opera House of Musical Arts. He also helped launch the Dubai Photo Exhibition, the world’s largest photography exhibition in 2016.
Tristan holds an MA (Hons) in International Relations from the University of St. Andrews and worked as a specialist Middle East analyst before moving into strategic communications. He understands basic Arabic, and currently sits on the board of the Jean Paul Najar Foundation.