Research and Commercial Development Director
Gemma is responsible for leading and co-ordinating our innovative research, heritage science and conservation programmes. She aims to further The National Archives’ engagement and collaboration with researchers across the cultural heritage, higher education, academic and archive sectors. Gemma is also responsible for growing and diversifying our income and funding streams, developing commercial products and services, delivering value for money, and embedding an entrepreneurial culture and ethos at The National Archives.
Gemma has 20 years’ experience in the public and private sectors. She started her career at the Imperial War Museum, working across their public engagement and commercial areas, with a focus on publishing and licensing, before moving into non-fiction book publishing, managing lists across a range of genres including history, popular science, art and design, again with a focus on home and international licenses. She joined The National Archives as Head of Licensing, Publishing and Digitisation in 2017.
Gemma has a degree in History from University College London.