News from Canal and River Trust regarding the museum dated 10th December 2019

A couple of weeks ago we shared news about Mark Evans being appointed as Director, Wales & South West and there are a few changes to reporting lines being made to improve our efficiency and effectiveness.

From 6 January 2020, the responsibility for the two National Waterway Museums will move into the regions. The day-to-day management of the National Waterways Museum Gloucester will transfer to the Wales & South West region, and the management of National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port will join the North West region under Daniel Greenhalgh.

The staff within the museums teams will transfer to the region in which they are substantially based and will report into the regional management teams under their current structure. This move reflects the focus of the Trust to grow our reach and public engagement and is a great opportunity for us to build on our collaborative work across departments.

In the North West, a new position of Destinations and Attractions Manager will be responsible for the museum and Anderton Boat Lift and this new role will be advertised shortly.  In the meantime, from 6 January, the Ellesmere Port team will report to Steve Bergquist who will report to Daniel Greenhalgh. In the South West, the museums team will report to Cathy Jones, Commercial Manager, reporting to Mark Evans.

The Collections and Archives team under Graham Boxer will remain within the Investment and Commercial directorate, reflecting its national role and potential contribution across the Trust, not just at the two major museum sites.