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


Heather Lees

Director of Finance and Planning, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust


05042016-heledd-fychan-boardHeledd Fychan
Corporate affairs and advocacy manager, Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

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

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

05042016-dhikshana-preingDhikshana Pering
Manager, young people’s programmes, London Transport Museum

14072014-paddy-gilmorePaddy Gilmore
Head of programmes, National Museums Northern Ireland

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

03042017-simon-brownSimon Brown
Curator of collections at Newstead Abbey, Nottingham City Museums and Galleries

03042017-sue-mackaySue Mackay
Curator and manager of Keswick Museum

03042017-gillian-findlayGillian Findlay
Curatorial and engagement manager at Edinburgh Museum and Galleries

31052017-david-liddimentDavid Liddiment, creative director, All3Media