They are: Anne Brisbin, a Director in Capital Markets at PwC, Rachel Kuhn, Senior Consultant with BOP Consulting, and Victoria Pinnington, Director of Communications and Income Generation at Horniman Museum and Gardens.
Anne, Rachel and Victoria join a 14-strong board, which governs Kids in Museums and determines the charity’s future direction. The new trustees were selected following a competitive application and interview process.
Founded in 2003, Kids in Museums is an independent charity dedicated to making museums open and welcoming to all children, young people and families.
Emmajane Avery, Chair of Kids in Museums, said: “I’m delighted to welcome three more talented members to our board. Each of our new trustees brings with them skills that range from finance to communications. I know their expertise and desire to make the museums and heritage sector inclusive to families will be hugely valued as we move forward in our role as an Arts Council Sector Support Organisation. We look forward to working with them.”
Anne is a Director in the Capital Markets team at PwC, helping companies to prepare and execute a stock exchange listing or significant M&A transaction. She is a qualified accountant and corporate treasurer and specialises in advising companies on improving their financial processes and controls.
During the financial crisis in 2009, Anne was Interim Finance Director of HM Treasury’s Asset Protection Agency. She also was a member of PwC’s Springboard programme, which provided business mentors to graduates of the Royal College of Art, supporting them in taking their art and design initiatives into the commercial sector.
Anne lives in Surrey with her husband and two young children and the family are passionate about sport and encouraging an active lifestyle.
Rachel Kuhn is a Senior Consultant with BOP Consulting, an international cultural and creative economy consultancy. She specialises in working with museums, galleries and visitor attractions on large transformation projects.
Before joining BOP in 2017, Rachel worked for numerous world-class visitor attractions, including the Museum of London and Southbank Centre. She was involved in a variety of significant strategic projects including the Wellcome Collection’s major capital expansion project and the re-opening of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park following the 2012 Games.
In addition to being a Trustee with Kids in Museums, Rachel is the co-founder of the Visitor Experience Forum, a network of over three hundred visitor experience professionals working in museums, galleries and visitor attractions across the UK.
Victoria Pinnington is Director of Communications and Income Generation at the Horniman Museum and Gardens. She has responsibility for all fundraising, communications, digital, visitor experience and commercial activities.
An experienced communications and business development strategist, Victoria has over 20 years’ management experience in both private and public sectors. She moved to London in 2000 to take on a business development role focusing on Asian markets for Eurocentres.
Following subsequent roles at University Partnerships Programme and Lewisham College, Victoria joined King’s College London as Head of International Marketing in 2007. She oversaw a 50% growth in the international student population and won a gold industry award for best international marketing campaign.
Alongside her trustee role at Kids in Museums, Victoria is a governor at Forest Hill School and lives in south London with her husband and two sons.
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For more information, please contact Jocelyn Murdoch at Kids in Museums on [email protected] / 020 3096 7707.
About Kids in Museums
We are an independent charity dedicated to making museums open and welcoming to all children, young people and families. We support and champion family friendly organisations through wide-ranging initiatives, including the Family Friendly Museum of the Year Award and Takeover Day. We invite heritage organisations to sign up to our Manifesto, which sets out simple guidelines for making museums easy to reach for all ages. www.kidsinmuseums.org.uk