MA Board

The MA Board is the association's governing body. Members come from all parts of of the UK museums community, and are directly elected by the membership. 

The members of the board are directors of a company limited by guarantee and trustees of a charity.

The Board is responsible to the membership of the association for ensuring that the organisation is administered in a way that complies with all legal, financial and other relevant regulations.

It is also responsible to the membership for ensuring that the Association fulfils its aims and objectives.

Board members


09022011-david-flemingDavid Fleming
Director, National Museums Liverpool


09022011-Gaby-PorterGaby Porter
Independent consultant

09022011-david-andersonDavid Anderson
Director-general, Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales

06062014-hazel-edwards-boardHazel Edwards
Senior engagement manager (arts and humanities): Durham University

07082013-iain-watsonIain Watson
Director, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums

09022011-Rowan-BrownRowan Brown
Museums director, Alfred Gillett Trust (C & J Clark Ltd)

10072011-board-memberAnna Brennand
Chief executive, Ironbridge Gorge Museum

30042013-maggie-appletonMaggie Appleton
Chief executive, Royal Air Force Museum

30042013-richard-sandellRichard Sandell
Professor of museum studies, University of Leicester


The MA’s new constitution (pdf) 

Job description of the role of Trustee (pdf)