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


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


13082018-heather-leesHeather Lees

Director of finance and planning, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust


05042016-heledd-fychan-boardHeledd Fychan
Head of policy and public affairs at Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

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

05042016-dhikshana-preingDhikshana Pering
Young people's producer, London Borough of Culture 2020, Brent

14072014-paddy-gilmorePaddy Gilmore
Freelance consultant

05042016-alex-bird-boardAlex Bird
Sector development officer, Museum Development North West

03042017-simon-brownSimon Brown
Curator of collections at Newstead Abbey and project curator, National Justice Museum

03042017-sue-mackaySue Mackay
Curator and manager, Keswick Museum and director, collections and programming, Thackray Medical Museum

03042017-gillian-findlayGillian Findlay
Head of museums and collections, Culture Perth and Kinross

31052017-david-liddimentDavid Liddiment
Creative director, All3Media

04042018-rachel-minott-smallRachael Minott
Research assistant, Birmingham Museums Trust