Our Board

Our Board of Directors provide help, guidance, and advice on all aspects of our work. Their expert knowledge within the sector helps us to improve our approach and continually develop our services to museums.

  • Henrietta Boex

    Acting Chair of the Board of Directors and Director of Cultural Services at Falmouth Town Council

    Henrietta Boex

    Acting Chair of the Board of Directors and Director of Cultural Services at Falmouth Town Council

    Henrietta describes her life as a series of tacks across the great sea of life and so at forty she went off to Plymouth School of Architecture to study Architectural Studies with Heritage Studies, rejoicing in the fact that she was the only person ever to get this qualification from that organisation. This led to project management consultancy, which led to Porthcurno Telegraph Museum where she helped deliver their new £3m museum redevelopment project.

    Her current job at Falmouth Art Gallery is her dream job and brings together the many strands of her interesting and varied life.

  • Ian Wall

    Director at Royal Cornwall Museum

    Ian Wall

    Director at Royal Cornwall Museum

    Ian has worked in museums and visitor attractions for nearly 30 years. Initially he worked as Director at the archaeological site museum at Creswell Crags, where he was responsible for leading the organisation through a major capital redevelopment, and reorganisation securing the site’s future as a potential World Heritage site. In January 2014, Ian took up the post of Director at the Royal Cornwall Museum.

    Prior to Ian’s professional career in museums, he graduated from the University of Sheffield in 1986 where he studied Prehistory and Archaeology. Like many archaeologists during the 1980s, he worked on the Manpower Services Commission training scheme, supervising the excavation of various archaeological sites in Derbyshire. It was here that Ian developed a passion for public archaeology and heritage management. He subsequently undertook Museum Studies at Leicester University while working full time at Creswell. 

  • Richard Doughty

    Director at National Maritime Museum Cornwall

    Richard Doughty

    Director at National Maritime Museum Cornwall

    Richard is a museum and gallery professional working in the arts and cultural sector with experience in Local Government, National Museums and Independent Charitable sectors. He has over thirty-five years’ experience managing and marketing museums, planning and delivering cultural events and developing the exhibition and educational programming.

    He developed and secured funding of a major conservation project to save the Cutty Sark from collapse, working for the Cutty Sark Trust in 2001. He assembled and briefed a multi-disciplinary team of experts in conservation, engineering and architecture to devise a scheme, that would not only ensure the physical survival of the ship but would also re-invigorate Cutty Sark as one of London’s leading visitor landmarks. Following the opening of the ship by HM The Queen in April 2012, Richard joined the Executive Management team at Royal Museums Greenwich.

    Under Richard’s directorship, the historic clipper ship Cutty Sark underwent a £55 million conservation project, including a complete re-presentation and interpretation of the vessel. As a consequence, visitor numbers increased from 120,000 to 325,000 per annum with an annual turnover of £3.8 million.

    In October 2014, Richard took up the post of Director at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall.

  • Colin Vallance

    Heritage and Environment Director at South West Lakes Trust - Managing Director at Wheal Martyn Trust

    Colin Vallance

    Heritage and Environment Director at South West Lakes Trust - Managing Director at Wheal Martyn Trust

    Colin has worked for South West Lakes Trust since 2000, initially within hospitality. In 2007, he graduated through the Trust’s Supervisory and Management Development Programme. In 2010, Colin was appointed as General Manager of Wheal Martyn Museum following its merger with the Trust. 

    In the first two years, he worked hard to re-engage Wheal Martyn with key stakeholders and re-energize the volunteer and paid workforce, increasing visitor numbers, turning its trading subsidiary into profitability, and successfully raising funds to employ curatorial and education staff and commissioned a Conservation Management Plan for the site. 

    Now, as Managing Director of Wheal Martyn, he leads a small and dynamic team working to realise the potential of the museum. As Heritage and Environment Director for South West Lakes Trust he leads the Countryside team, managing conservation of the environment and built heritage, grounds maintenance and forestry at nearly 50 lakes across Devon, Cornwall and West Somerset as well as maximising car park revenue and developing the Trust’s angling business.

  • Libby Buckley

    Director at Leach Pottery

    Libby Buckley

    Director at Leach Pottery

    Libby Buckley is the Director of the Leach Pottery. Previously, she worked as the Director of the Telegraph Museum for five years, and oversaw the recent and highly successful £3.2 million redevelopment of the museum. This led to the museum going on to win South West Cornwall Tourism’s 2014/2015 Gold Award for Museum and Industrial Attraction of the Year.

    Libby has an MA Honours in Classical Civilisation from Glasgow University, and an MA in Museum Studies from the University of Leicester and has over fifteen years of experience in the arts and heritage sector. She previously worked at the British Postal Museum and Archive, and the British Museum in London, the Caribbean’s Turks and Caicos National Museum.

    She also set up and chaired the Cornwall Museum Group, which provides opportunities for museum staff and volunteers to get together and exchange ideas as well as apply for joint funding.

  • Chloe Rickard

    Communications Manager at Cool Earth

    Chloe Rickard

    Communications Manager at Cool Earth

    Chloe’s career in communications began at Kneehigh, the international touring theatre company based in the UK. At Kneehigh, she was part of a team that developed a locative story walk app, Kneehigh Rambles, and also worked on a digital education resource for the company, which became the Kneehigh Cookbook.

    More recently Chloe has swapped the stage for the rainforest and is currently working with Cool Earth, the charity that works alongside indigenous villages to halt rainforest destruction. It is a digital-first charity that prides itself on innovative communications. Chloe is developing their communications strategy and using digital opportunities to reach and engage new and current donors.

  • Sarah Trethowan

    Institute of Directors Chartered Director

    Sarah Trethowan

    Institute of Directors Chartered Director

    Sarah Trethowan has recently sold TRAC, the business she co-founded in 2001, and is currently focusing on her other roles. Sarah is an Institute of Directors Chartered Director has been involved with economic development activity since 2008, firstly as a non-executive director with CPR Regeneration and then with Cornwall Development Company.

    Sarah left Cornwall in 1990 to attend University in London. She graduated in 1994 with a first class honours degree in Applied Biology. In 1995 Sarah joined Post Office Counters Limited on their graduate training programme. Sarah was with The Post Office until the birth of her first child in 2001.

    Following the birth of her daughter Sarah returned to Cornwall with her husband, Jonathan, in 2001, to establish TRAC Services Limited, a regulatory affairs consultancy providing a range of professional services to businesses operating within the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry.

    In the 17 years Sarah & Jonathan ran the company, TRAC grew from a home based business to an established and respected award winning consultancy employing 20 people, and working with some of the leading names in the pharmaceutical industry. This growth was achieved in no small measure, as a result of Sarah and Jonathan’s strong entrepreneurial skills and ability to identify opportunities, manage risk and create an extremely strong team ethic.

    Sarah was named Entrepreneur of the year at the Cornwall Business Awards 2012; Institute of Directors’ Director of the Year for the South West in 2013 and Cornwall Business Leader of the Year at the Hub Awards in 2014.

    When not at work, Sarah likes to spend time with family and friends, shopping or a trip to the cinema or a good restaurant. She is also trying to keep fit by running and cycling so she can keep up with her two children.

  • Tamzyn Smith

    Interim Operations and Team Development Lead at Hall for Cornwall

    Tamzyn Smith

    Interim Operations and Team Development Lead at Hall for Cornwall

    Tamzyn is currently on Secondment at the Hall for Cornwall as Interim Operations & Team Development Lead.
    She has been seconded from the Real Ideas Organisation (RIO) where she is a Specialist Consultant in Arts & Culture. Having worked on the Creative Partnership contracts in Cornwall and Plymouth, Tamzyn was one of the very first RIO employees.

    With experience spanning the cultural sector, education, business support, social enterprise and curating, she specialises in providing consultancy, support and training for a wide range of businesses and organisations across the south west. These include cultural, creative, social enterprises and local authorities. She has experience of delivering contracts for clients such as Arts Council England and the European Regional Development Fund.
    Tamzyn is Vice Chair and Director of Borlase Smart John Wells Trust which manages two artists studios in Newlyn and one at Porthmeor Beach in St Ives and is a Co-Opted School Governor at Nancledra Primary School. She was previously a board member of the South West Museum Development Partnership Board.

    She has a BA Hons in Architecture and a Masters in Curating Contempory Design from Kingston University and the Design Museum.

    Outside of work Tamzyn loves spending time with her family giving them a true Cornish upbringing involving beaches, food, rugby, friends and humour.

  • Ellie Collier

    Senior Project Manager at Arts Council England

    Ellie Collier

    Senior Project Manager at Arts Council England

    Ellie is Senior Project Manager at Arts Council England leading on the Museums Accreditation Review. She is a Personal and Executive Coach and a Clore Fellow.

    She previously managed the Heritage Lottery Fund Catalyst Programme for Cornwall, working with over 70 museums and heritage organisations. She has 10 years’ experience in museums and heritage, including being Project Manager at Salisbury Museum where she managed an extensive £2.4 million HLF capital and activity project; Project Development Officer at Croome, National Trust where she managed a successful £4.8 million bid to HLF; and HLF Project Officer, Limestone Journey for Creswell Heritage Trust.

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