New Board Members appointed

We are pleased to announce the appointment of two new non-executive members to The National Archives’ Board, appointed following a recruitment campaign earlier this year.

Baroness (Ros) Scott of Needham Market

Ros has been a Liberal Democrat Peer since 2000 and has been her party’s front bench spokesperson on Transport Communities and Local Government. Her various roles in the Lords include membership of the House of Lords Appointment Commission where she is tasked with recommending cross-bench Peers. She currently sits on the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments and has served on a number of others including (until recently) the EU Select Committee where she developed a specialism in secondary legislation.

Between 1993 and 2005 she was elected to Suffolk County Council, where she took an active interest in their popular archival collection. As an enthusiastic family historian, Ros is a regular user of The National Archives’ services and an advocate for archives more widely.

An experienced non-executive, Ros currently holds the position of Deputy Chair of the Harwich Port Authority and also sits on the advisory board of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations. She is a trustee of the Industry Parliament Trust, a charity forging links between parliamentarians, business and industry for better policy making.

Mark Richards

Mark has nearly 30 years’ experience in the heritage sector at an international and executive level, most recently as the Chief Executive of the Museum of Vancouver. While there, he created a new vision and accompanying plan, and carried out a major senior management restructure.

Previously, as the Director of Resources, HR and Legal Services at the Museum of London Group, Mark had responsibly for four buildings, capital projects and building development as well as a host of HR and legal functions. Other significant roles include at The Rent Service (an executive agency of the Department for Work and Pensions) and at the National Museum of Science and Industry (part of the Science Museum Group).

Ros and Mark will be joining us for their first Board meeting later this month.

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