Introducing our new climate champion and Wales trustees
We are delighted to announce the appointment of two new Museums Association trustees. Sara Kassam will become our climate champion trustee, while Rachael Rogers will assume the role of Wales trustee, both serving three-year terms beginning in October 2021.
Our board shapes the future of the MA and the sector, determining our strategic direction.
Climate champion trustee
Sara is the first sustainability lead at the V&A, London. She has worked in sustainability at different levels, from strategic planning to practical implementation, in the higher education, local government and charity sectors. She loves connecting people and ideas to make positive change happen.
“I’m thrilled to be appointed as climate champion trustee for the Museums Association,” Sara said. “Campaigning for social and climate justice is a core value of the MA and campaigning for museums to address the climate crisis is a strategic priority for the organisation. Looking forward to working with everyone to take this to the next level!”
Rachael is the museums and arts manager for MonLife Heritage Museums, Monmouthshire, a role she has held since 2017. Previously she has sat on the Collections Trust board and has been a member of the Museums Accreditation Panel. She is a longstanding committee member of the Federation of Museums and Galleries of Wales, previously holding the roles of president and secretary and currently lead for the Welsh Museums Festival.
On her appointment, Rachael said: “I’m delighted to have been appointed as the Wales trustee for the Museums Association. It is a fantastic opportunity to get involved with the work the MA is doing with communities, collections and the workforce. I am very much looking forward to working with my colleagues on the board to ensure representation for our museums across all the UK nations.”