New Chief Executive: Amgueddfa Cymru – Museum Wales

31 Aug 2023

Amgueddfa Cymru – Museum Wales has announced that Jane Richardson has been appointed as its Chief Executive.

Richardson has been Chair of Cadw since 2019, supporting the organisation through the pandemic and with the post-Covid recovery process. Until earlier this year, she was Director of Economy and Place at Conwy County Borough Council, leading on major infrastructure projects including the creation of a new culture centre within the historic town of Conwy. She has over 20 years’ experience of leadership roles within the public, private and third sectors in Wales. As a Director at Visit Wales, she led on tourism product development and oversaw significant investments in new attractions such as Zip World and the Royal Mint. Prior to this, she spent ten years with the National Trust directly managing historic properties and leading on the visitor experience across Wales.

In what is a new role at Amgueddfa Cymru, the Chief Executive will report to the Chair and the Board of Trustees, and will be responsible for providing inspiration, ambition, creativity, and strategic direction for the organisation. The delivery of Strategy 2030 will be a focal point, ensuring that the family of seven National Museums and Collection Centre meet the changing and diverse needs of the communities of Wales as well as promoting their history and culture to visitors and international audiences.

Richardson will take up her new position, initially on a part-time basis, on 11 September, before assuming the full-time role in November 2023.

The appointment follows the recent announcement of the new Chair, Kate Eden, and Vice Chair, Rhys Evans, who will also be joining the organisation in September and October respectively.