We are in the process of building an advisory board to steer the development of DHG. Our present members are Lucie Amos, David Souden, Aretha George and Sarah Kaiser. Find out more about them below.
Lucie Amos is the chair of our advisory board. Lucie, a founding member has co-chaired with Tracy-Ann since the group started. She has supported, guided and developed the group. Lucie has twenty years’ experience in the cultural heritage sectors and has led a multitude of diversity projects and programmes. She was formerly at the Museum of London and is currently Head of Learning at the Royal Collection.
David Souden has been Head of Access & Learning at Historic Royal Palaces since 2003. He is also a Trustee of The Heritage Alliance. David brings a multitude of skills form his varied career in academic life, independent television production, writing and publishing. Significant parts of David’s news and current affairs work in television had diversity issues at their heart. Diversity is one of the elements he and his team are pursuing in their current portfolio at Historic Royal Palaces including outreach work, training and internships.
Aretha George is the Heritage Services Manager for the London Borough of Hounslow. Prior to this Aretha spent six years as a Policy Advisor at the Heritage Lottery Fund during which time her portfolio covered oral history, intangible heritage and ‘Communities’ which included a focus on minority ethnic groups, LGBT and disability. Aretha has over 15 years’ experience of delivering projects and developing policy and strategy which aim to engage communities with the cultural arts and heritage of the UK.
Sarah Kaiser is Head of Equality at Brent Council, where she leads on all aspects of the council’s equality, diversity, cohesion and human rights work. Previously Sarah was the Diversity Manager at Tate where she increased the diversity of Tate’s audiences, workforce, collection and programme. Prior to that, Sarah was the Director of RenéCassin, an international human rights NGO. Sarah is passionate about finding creative solutions to unusual diversity challenges, developing environments where everyone can perform to the best of their ability and the representation of diversity in contemporary arts and culture.