30 October 2012

Fiona Ross and Peter Phippen have been appointed as non-executive directors at The National Archives. Fiona and Peter will join Trevor Spires CBE and Professor Lisa Jardine CBE in sitting on The National Archives' Management Board and working on a variety of our projects.

Fiona Ross

Fiona Ross

Fiona Ross is the Director of the National Library of Ireland and holds several non-executive appointments including Chair of the Consortium of National and University Libraries in Ireland, Vice-Chair of the Council of National Cultural Institutions in Ireland, and an External Advisory Board member, College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, University College Cork. Fiona also lectures in leadership and governance at the Irish Management Institute. 
Prior to her current role, Fiona was a finance professional for over 20 years, working in Ireland, the UK, Europe, Asia and the United States, and spent several years in senior finance, marketing and communications roles.

Peter Phippen


Peter Phippen is the Deputy Chairman of Immediate Media Co, and the Chairman of Sift, both in the field of digital publishing. He is also a non-executive director of Absolute Radio and a Trustee of charity the National Children's Bureau.

Peter has spent nearly 30 years in the media industry, holding board positions in the UK, USA, India and Australia. His previous roles have included President and CEO of BBC Worldwide Americas Inc, where he was responsible for all of the BBC's commercial activities in North and South America, and ten years as Managing Director of BBC Magazines.

To see details of our other non-executive directors, and learn about their work, see our Management Board pages.

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