The Heritage Alliance appoints new Chief Executive
The Heritage Alliance announces today [6 July 2016] that Lizzie Glithero-West is to be its new Chief Executive. Lizzie replaces Kate Pugh OBE who steps down in September after 13 years in the role.
Lizzie brings a wealth of skills and experience to the position. She is currently adviser to Baroness Neville-Rolfe at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), where of late she has been helping to steer the Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) Bill through its various Parliamentary stages.
Lizzie’s career to date has been mainly in the civil service, initially with the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister but since 2004 with the DCMS. She has expert knowledge of a wide range of policy areas including archaeology, heritage protection, gambling and tourism. Lizzie has also spent time as Private Secretary to the Permanent Secretary, as Head of Logistics at DCMS at the time of the General Election, and on secondment to English Heritage and to the National Museum Directors’ Council.
Lizzie’s first love is history and heritage. She has a degree in Archaeology and Anthropology from Oxford, and an MA in History of Art from Birkbeck. In 2014 she was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. In her spare time, Lizzie runs her own influential cultural education website.
Loyd Grossman CBE FSA, Chairman of The Heritage Alliance, said: “We are thrilled that Lizzie will be our new Chief Executive. Kate Pugh will be a very hard act to follow. But Lizzie will bring a fresh perspective to bear on the Alliance’s important work representing the independent heritage sector to Government and opinion formers. Lizzie is that rare combination: a passionate enthusiast for heritage of all kinds, but someone with in-depth inside knowledge of how the corridors of power in Whitehall and Westminster work. We look forward to welcoming her to the Alliance and its family of over a hundred members”.
Lizzie starts on 20 September, and her main task will be implementing the Alliance’s new strategy for the next four years, Realising the Power of Heritage. She will do the role on a part-time (28 hours a week) basis, so that she can combine her Chief Executive responsibilities with being a parent to two young children.
Notes to editors
1. The Heritage Alliance is the biggest coalition of heritage interests in England, bringing together over 100 independent heritage organisations who represent visitors, owners, volunteers, professional practitioners, funders and educationalists.
2. The Alliance’s strategy for the next four years (2016-2020) is set out in Realising the Power of Heritage, which can be seen at: http://www.theheritagealliance.org.uk/leaflet2016.
3. For enquiries please contact Ben Cowell, Deputy Chairman, The Heritage Alliance, Ben.email@example.com, tel: 020 7259 5688.