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New Chief Executive Announced

November 30th 2016

Woodhorn Charitable Trust has announced the appointment of Rowan Brown as the Trust’s next Chief Executive.  She is currently Chief Executive of the Alfred Gillett Trust and was previously Director of the National Mining Museum Scotland.

Penny Wilkinson, Chair of the Trustees of Woodhorn Charitable Trust said, “Rowan brings significant strategic and operational experience and a track record developing new services for visitors and users and delivering capital development programmes. Woodhorn Charitable Trust has ambitious plans for its role at the heart of the cultural life of Northumberland and as a national exemplar in the development of museums, arts and cultural services. We are delighted that Rowan will be joining us as Chief Executive to lead the Trust into this next phase of our development.”

rowan_brown_nov_2016_smaller_200Rowan Brown said, “I am thrilled to be joining the Woodhorn Charitable Trust to build on the considerable success the organisation has achieved to date and to work with the talented team to ensure that the next ten years deliver the vision of enriching communities and enhancing individuals’ lives in exciting and innovative ways.”

Woodhorn Charitable Trust which markets under the banner of Museums and Archives Northumberland, manages Woodhorn Museum, Berwick Museum and Art Gallery, Hexham Old Gaol and Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum, plus Northumberland Archives and Berwick Record Office. It exists to inspire, engage and connect people to Northumberland and its history by delivering heritage, arts and cultural education and outreach work to people throughout Northumberland and beyond.

Rowan will be taking up her post in February 2017.