LAMK Directors, Trustees and Advisors
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: 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.
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.
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.