LAMK Directors, Trustees and Advisors 2015

Chair: Roger Kitchen Consultant in Arts Heritage and Education in the community; helped establish the Milton Keynes City Discovery Centre and Inter-Action MK and was co-founder and first General Manager of Living Archive; film-maker, especially of digital stories, and Oral History specialist.  Board member of Community Action:MK and accredited trainer for the British Library and Oral History Society.

Vice-Chair: Joe Cribb Former Keeper of Coins and Medals, British Museum; Research Associate, Ashmolean Museum; specialist in Asian Coinage, numismatic theory and practice; published author and award-winner; Trustee of Ditchling Museum, coordinator of the Eric Gill Society and ONS Secretary General.

Accounts and Business: Marcus Lang Senior Manager at American Express; formerly Director at HiFX Plc (Euronet: a Nasdaq company); experience ranges across commercial aspects of financial services (sales & marketing); MBA from Henley Business School; currently Founder Chairman of MK Recreational Sport.

Archives, Museums and Heritage: Robert Excell Former Curator at Science Museum and of Collections Care, London Transport Museum; founder member of MK Heritage Association; Secretary, Association of British Transport & Engineering Museums; member, Social History Curators Group.

Arts and Heritage: Poppy Hollman Museum Consultant specialising in Exhibitions and Touring Exhibitions; clients include the Science Museum, the Museum of London, the British Council and the International Council of Museums; until 2013, Head of Touring Exhibitions at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Communications and Marketing: Jane Matthews Communications/marketing consultant (clients include MK Museum); runs courses in digital storytelling, web/social media writing; published author and workshop facilitator for personal development; former journalist and OU Head of Stakeholder Engagement.

Legal Matters: Helaine Griffin Former senior solicitor with multi-national law firm Dentons, advising on property matters (retired); Board member of Whitecap Leisure and Independent Cinema MK; Volunteer for WEA MK and NADFAS (National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies), Church Recorder.

Schools: Elizabeth Bancroft Headteacher of Loughton Manor First School; National College for School Leadership appointed Local Leader of Education with mentoring and standard-raising roles, specialising in Early Years; conducts children’s choirs and ensembles; performs with brass and vocals in local bands.

Sound Archives: David Bruce Former Officer with British Transport Police and Administrator with private London firm; qualified in business administration and organisational effectiveness; LAMK volunteer since 2009; researching LAMK’s sound archive for the best extracts for public consumption.

Company Secretary: Helen Innes LAMK Administrator; Vice-Chair Wolverton Lantern Procession; Co-director of A Greener Festival; Freelance Arts Project Manager (eg Arts Admin, IF Milton Keynes, Festive Road, ICMK, Future Wolverton.  Former roles include artist management, marketing and publishing roles.


Advisors to the Living Archive Board 2017

Marion Hill: Former comprehensive school Deputy Head; writer of local history books; Vice-Chair of Arts & Heritage Alliance MK; Chair of the LAMK Board Subcommittee and member of the Living Archive Band.

Melanie Jeavons: LAMK General Manager since 2008.

Sue Malleson: Semi-retired from public relations, now freelances and runs MK Media Circle; formerly with MK Development Corporation; member of Living Archive Band.

Dave Persaud: Represents the various cohorts of Volunteers working for Living Archive; formerly worked with Training Division of the Civil Service in London.

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