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About Us

Our People

Every ship needs a crew.

Staff and associates

Sarah Barnett, story guide
David Beidas, capital project manager
Shona Blake
, story guide
Katharine Clayden, assistant to the directors
Jessica Corfield, visitor services manager (ticketing and hires manager)
Joel Cornah, visitor services assistant
Avril Doyle, visitor services supervisor
Jill Draper, collections manager
Nomi Everall
, production manager
Sue Eves
, story guide
Hannah Floate
, cafe manager
Sarah Fussell, director of operations and enterprise
David Gibb, communications manager (press & pr)
William Hunter
, visitor services manager
Emma Hegarty, fundraising coordinator
Sophie Hiscock, director of communications & impact
Cath Hogan, story collections officer
Jumana Hokan, participation coordinator
Caroline Jones, museum director and CEO
Ruby Livesey, visitor services manager (retail)
Josie Lovick, story guide
Isabella Mead, head of learning & participation
Lisa Mitchell, head of exhibitions & collections
Mags Parker, story leader
Claudia Powell
, visitor services assistant
Maria Quantrill, director of finance
Karen Richmond, learning & participation officer
Aladin Seaforth, story guide
Anna Senior
, communications manager (marketing)
James Silk
, story guide
Beth Smedley, story guide
Isobel Smith
, head of fundraising
Elizabeth Vascenko, visitor services assistant
Lucy Webber, story leader
Connie Wells
, visitor services assistant
Rowan Wilkie
, story guide

Kim Pickin, founder and emeritus director
Tish Francis, emeritus director

Patrons

Malorie Blackman
Cerrie Burnell
Kevin Crossley-Holland
Sir Nicholas Hytner
Sir Michael Morpurgo
Sir Philip Pullman
Chris Riddell
Dame Marina Warner

Board

Brian Buchan (Chair of Finance & Audit Committee), Commercial Industries
Ewen Cameron Watt, Financial Services
Maggie Farrar, Education
David Fickling, Publishing
Mike Heaney, Libraries
Caroline Jones, Cultural Sector
John Lange, Heritage and Digital
Andrew Ryan (Chair of Building Committee), Property and Design
Kate Sayer, Cultural and Learning
Tim Suter (Chair), Media and Communications
Patsy Townsend, Community and Social Impact
Shirin Welham, Media and Communications
David Wood OBE, Children's Theatre and Children's Books

Artists In Residence

Karl Nova (Poet)
Peter Chand (Storyteller)
Neill Cameron (Comic Artist)

We are also indebted to our enthusiastic team of interns and dedicated volunteers, whose support and enthusiasm make The Story Museum possible.