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Our people


Patron montage

Left to right: Kevin Crossley-Holland, Michael Morpurgo, Philip Pullman, Michael Rosen, Jacqueline Wilson.


Will Bowen, theatre consultant and designer
Brian Buchan, former chief executive in industry
Maggie Farrar, education consultant
David Fickling, children’s publisher
Mike Heaney, former Executive Secretary, Bodleian Libraries
Jill Hudson, former executive head teacher, Blackbird Academy Trust
John Lange, director, Stereomet Ltd and former director, Household Cavalry Museum, London and Windsor
Tim Suter (Chair), media and communications consultant
Maggie Whitlum, theatre management professional
David Wood OBE, children’s author and playwright

Finance & Audit Committee

Brian Buchan (Chair), Ewen Cameron-Watt, Sally Vine

Building Committee

Andrew Ryan (Chair), Will Bowen (Deputy Chair), John Lange, Maggie Whitlum

Staff and associates

Belinda Aird, capital project manager
Mark Clay
, senior fundraiser
Katharine Clayden, assistant to the directors
Jessica Corfield, volunteer coordinator & venue hire coordinator
Tish Francis, capital project director
Sarah Fussell, head of operations
David Gibb, marketing & communications officer
Mark Hathaway, finance officer
Sophie Hiscock, head of fundraising & communications
Cath Hogan, learning & participation officer
Caroline Jones, executive director
Ruby Livesey, front of house manager
Isabella Mead, head of learning & participation
Lisa Mitchell, head of exhibitions and story collections
Phoebe Nicholson, heritage intern
Kim Pickin, associate curator & founder director
Lubo Pavelka, chef & café manager
Maria Quantrill, finance manager
Micaela Tuckwell, fundraising & campaign officer

Full contact details of Story Museum staff.

We are also indebted to our enthusiastic team of interns and an army of dedicated volunteers, whose support and enthusiasm have made our events possible and given them an extra touch of magic.