The River & Rowing Museum Foundation is an independent educational charity. Our Board of Trustees are responsible for the overall control and strategic direction of Henley’s Museum.
They meet regularly to review our plans and policies, and receive reports and updates from our staff. The trustees work for the Museum voluntarily to make sure we’re doing all we can to bring history and the arts to life in Henley.
Cllr Ken Arlett
Sandra joined the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in March 2015 as Director of Marketing & Commercial Enterprise. After a successful career as Client Services Director in marketing agencies, Sandra moved client side, holding senior positions at Gossard, Microsoft, and Premier Inn. This was followed by 7 years as Head of Marketing, Brand & Digital at Historic Royal Palaces, then 2 years as Commercial Director for Royal Museums Greenwich. Sandra also serves as a Governor of the University of West London.
Eric Den Besten
Scott has worked with museums and collections for over 25 years, most recently as Director of Collections and Cultural Property at Arts Council England since 2012. Previously he spent 9 years at Royal Museums Greenwich as Head of Collections Management with responsibility for managing and providing access to the museum’s collections. Scott started his career working, over a period of 7 years, with the Prints and Drawings collections at Windsor Castle as part of the Royal Collection. He currently sits on the Advisory Group for the British Council/DCMS Cultural Protection Fund. Scott lives in Kingston-upon-Thames and is passionate about how collections, culture and heritage can connect people to their stories and place.
Moira joined Sue Ryder in 2011 and after 5 years went on to become Head of Fundraising at Katherine House Hospice in 2016. She has held Board Level Operations Director roles in University Hospitals in Lincolnshire, Norfolk and Oxford, underpinned by a 14-year scientific career in pathology. Moira has served as a Chair of school governors and as a lay member of the Oxfordshire County Council Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee.
Kenneth not only has a deep passion for rowing, the history of sport and the river, he is also the founder and Director of ‘The Digital Coach’ a digital agency with a team of 20 digital zealots across three continents. His first book – The Lie We Are Sold – was based on a journey of more than 20 years in the digital marketing field. He pioneered the use of mobile media technologies and payment gateways in the early days with companies like MTN and Vodafone, whilst generating over 3000 page 1 Rankings with SEO services for major directories. He has worked with start-ups through to blue chip companies like 3M and has developed a unique process for the delivery and execution of effective digital strategies, for companies and individuals alike.
David Worthington, Chairman
A designer by background, David was Managing Director of Conran Design Group from 1996 to 2007, since when he has pursued a non-executive career, including roles as chairman of Holmes & Marchant, Governor of Ravensbourne University London, Trustee of the London Transport Museum and Chair of the Sector Skills Council for the creative and cultural industries.
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