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About Us

Our People

Every ship needs a crew.

Staff and associates

David Beidas, capital project manager
Katharine Clayden, assistant to the directors
Jessica Corfield, visitor services manager (volunteers and venue hire)
Joel Cornah, café supervisor
Jill Draper, collections manager
Nomi Everall
, production manager
Tish Francis, co director, capital project
Sarah Fussell, head of operations
David Gibb, communications manager (press & pr)
Pippa Hamwee, cook & café manager
Gillian Ellis
, finance officer
Emma Hegarty, campaign assistant
Sophie Hiscock, head of fundraising & communications
Cath Hogan, story collections officer
Jumana Hokan, participation coordinator
Caroline Jones, co director, CEO
Ruby Livesey, visitor services manager (retail)
Isabella Mead, head of learning & participation
Lisa Mitchell, senior exhibitions manager
Kim Pickin, associate curator & founder director
Maria Quantrill, finance manager
Karen Richmond, learning & participation officer
Anna Senior
, communications manager (marketing)


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


Brian Buchan (Chair of Finance & Audit Committee), Commercial Industries
Ewen Cameron Watt, Financial Services
Maggie Farrar, Education
David Fickling, Publishing
Tish Francis, Theatre and Cultural
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
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.