New Director and CEO Announced for Brooklands Museum
14 September 2017
The Trustees of Brooklands Museum are delighted to announce the appointment of Tamalie Newbery as successor to Brooklands Museum Director & CEO Allan Winn on his retirement in early 2018.
Tamalie Newbery has been the Executive Director of the Association of Independent Museums (AIM) since 2013, having earlier held the roles of Honorary Secretary and Vice Chairman in that organisation, which represents 1,200 independent museums in the UK. From 2000 – 2007 she was Deputy Director of The Lightbox Museum and Gallery in Woking, through its inception and development, leading the fundraising and managing the building project which culminated in The Lightbox winning Museum of the Year on opening. Later she worked with independent visitor attractions consultancy A Different View, where her clients included Royal Armouries, RSPB, and Brooklands Museum where she put together the application to the Heritage Lottery Fund for the Brooklands Aircraft Factory and Racetrack Revival Project with the Museum team.
Tamalie has lived in Surrey all her life and is married with two children. She says: "Brooklands Museum is a national treasure, full of fantastic stories about people who changed the world we live in through their inventiveness, expertise and sense of adventure. This has always been what has excited me about Brooklands and I am really looking forward to working with the staff, volunteers, and Brooklands' partners to build on the Museum's enormous successes so far."
Welcoming Tamalie’s appointment, the Chairman of Trustees of Brooklands Museum, Sir Gerald Acher, says: “Under Allan Winn’s leadership in the last 15 years and with the imminent completion of the Aircraft Factory and Racetrack Revival project Brooklands has established itself as a unique museum in this country and indeed in the world. Tamalie, with her wealth of experience of the UK independent museum sector and her proven track record is ideally placed to take Brooklands to its next stages of development and to realise fully the benefits of recent developments. All of us welcome Tamalie back to Brooklands”
Tamalie will join Brooklands Museum in January 2018 and assume the Chief Executive’s role in February, prior to Allan Winn’s final departure in March.