Following a successful trustee recruitment drive earlier this year, Heritage Trust Network is delighted to announce the appointment of five new trustees to the board.
In a ground-breaking move the Network positively encouraged younger people to apply and has been successful in appointing one trustee and two trainee trustees who are under 30. The intention is that the trainees will join the board as full trustees once they have gained experience in the role.
Our trustees guide the direction of the Network, taking collective decisions at board meetings relating to our strategic direction and goals. This expansion of the board will help us to ensure we bring a wider range of knowledge and outlooks to those discussions.
The new trustees bring with them a wide range of skills including legal expertise, marketing, events, property management, surveying, architecture, digital and design. Each trustee is passionate about the reuse of heritage buildings and is keen to help our members develop successful projects which support and enhance the communities they serve.
Our new trustees are:
Alan will be representing our members in Northern Ireland. As the Chair of Network member organisation R-Space Gallery, Alan has a clear understanding of the issues facing our membership. He has spent the last 25 years specialising in the regeneration sector and brings with him wealth of valuable experience.
Michael is the Director of Legal and Governance at the National Lottery Heritage Fund and has previously worked for Historic England. His legal and heritage restoration background means that he is aware of the issues that our members face and the import role that their projects play in reviving communities.
Lisa has an architectural background and has worked with start-up organisations to develop their businesses. More recently she has undertaken work across the heritage sector to develop training and research.
Our new trainee trustees are:
Minder Kaur Athwal
Minder’s background is in the marketing and events sector and her work has seen her building inclusive environments and communities and working to make organisations more effective in meeting the needs of their members. She understands the importance of getting local community support to both instigate and sustain heritage projects.
Fleur will be helping the Network to engage more fully with youth audiences. Her background in the arts, design and digital marketing has seen her work with the likes of the Victoria and Albert Museum and provides her with a strong awareness of the challenges faced by our members who run museums and galleries.
Chief Executive of Heritage Trust Network, David Tittle, said: “We are really excited to welcome Lisa, Alan and Michael as full members of the board and Minder and Fleur as trainees. We have strengthened the knowledge and experience on our board but also brought in younger members with fresh perspectives. We wanted this board recruitment to provide a positive example to the heritage sector and we think we have succeeded.”
You can find out more about our new trustees here.