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London’s Postal Museum announces new chair

Mar 15, 2024, 9 AM

By Linn’s Staff

On March 11, the Postal Museum in London, England, announced Sue Wilkinson as its new chair, replacing Rick Wills.

David Gold, trustee of the Postal Museum and chair of the selection committee, said the board is thrilled to be working with Wilkinson.

“Her passion for education and outreach and her commitment to diversity and inclusion is outstanding and will take us to the next level as an organisation,” Gold said.

Wilkinson has held roles in the education, arts and commercial sectors, including serving as the director of policy at the Museum, Library and Archive Council (MLA) and as the chief executive of the Reading Agency.

In 2014, Wilkinson was appointed a member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to education and museums, and in 2020, she was appointed an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to literature and libraries.

“Museums have always been my passion, and [the Postal Museum] is one of London’s best,” Wilkinson said. “It has an amazing collection, wonderful interactives, and a real commitment to providing high quality, informative and engaging experiences for visitors of all ages. The museum’s inspiring vision is one I am very much looking forward to supporting and developing. It is a great honour to have been appointed as Chair of Trustees.”

Wills steps down as chair of the Postal Museum after a tenure of over eight years, which included the opening of the museum in 2017, the COVID-19 closures, and the museum being awarded accreditation from Arts Council England and achieving National Portfolio Organisation status.

More information about the Postal Museum can be found online.

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