The Board of Trustees
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Roger Lilley (Chair)
Roger has contributed to the Capturing Cambridge project and worked on other WWI related local history projects in Cambridge for several years. Currently a governor of Homerton Children’s Centre and treasurer of St John the Evangelist Hills Road, he was previously a teacher at Milton Road Primary School, a national campaigner for Friends of the Earth and an underwriter at Lloyd’s of London. Among his hobbies are early choral music, piano accompanying, travel and birdwatching.
Adam Bastin (Treasurer)
Adam is a qualified accountant (CIMA) and over the last 20 years has occupied a variety of M&A and Corporate Finance roles at technology companies and investment banks, including an extended period at Arm Limited in Cambridge. Adam therefore brings significant finance and investment experience to the Board. Adam currently serves as a non-executive director at investment trust which is listed on the London Stock Exchange and has previously served on the boards of various early-stage technology companies, thereby bringing experience of governance in a corporate setting. Adam joined the Board of Trustees in July 2023 and lives in Cambridge with his wife and two daughters.
Lucy Walker (Trustee)
Lucy is an archaeologist and historian, with an interest in heritage, place and identity. She was a founder member of the NLHF funded Mill Road History Project in Cambridge and is currently on the committee of the Mill Road History Society. She is a former Associate of the Pacitti Company Think Tank where she explored issues around place and material culture, migration, memory and belonging. Lucy has extensive experience in adult education and special interest tourism and is a former Cambridge primary school governor. She joined the Board to help develop the museum as a dynamic social history hub and to reach out to more residents, students and visitors.
Lucy Astill (Trustee)
Lucy is a Project Manager for the National Lottery Heritage Fund, working on the development of new funding programmes. She has previously worked in numerous museums and heritage sites, including Nottingham Industrial Museum, Creswell Crags, and Stonehenge. Lucy has a special interest in collections management and project management, and sits on the Finance and Collection subcommittees. She also contributes to MoC fundraising activity, particularly grant applications.
Dr Matt Hann (Trustee)
Matt works in higher education fundraising for the University of Cambridge, where he is Senior Associate Director, London in the University’s development office. Prior to this he led Cambridge’s fundraising efforts in Europe and worked as Associate Director for trusts and foundations fundraising at the University. As well as major gifts fundraising, he has experience in grant writing and was Alumni Relations Officer at Homerton College. He holds a PhD in political theory from the University of Durham, where he was president of the students’ union at Ustinov College. Matt chairs the Museum Fundraising Subcommittee and leads on Fundraising Strategy.
Mathew Lowe (Trustee, representing the University of Cambridge Museums)
Matt is the Collections Manager for the University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge and, since Sept 2019, the representative Museum of Cambridge trustee member for University of Cambridge. He is a trained geologist who has worked across natural history collections in Cambridge and Manchester and is a Fellow of the Linnean Society.
Liz Morgan (Trustee)
Liz has worked in the heritage sector for twenty years, undertaking a variety of roles at the British Museum and the V&A, and more recently, at the National Trust. She is currently leading a strategic masterplanning project for Wimpole Estate in Cambridgeshire. Liz is an experienced project manager, with particular expertise in exhibitions organisation, operational management and visitor experience development. She joined the Board in 2020, to support the Museum develop its operations and visitor experience. Liz sits on the People subcommittee and is link trustee for HR.
Al Herron (Trustee)
Al is a marketing and comms professional with over 20 years of experience. He has led marketing teams at global analytics and AI companies, tech start-ups, and founded a marketing agency. He moved to a small village just outside Cambridge and is passionate about local history. As a trustee, Al is committed to using marketing best practice to help the museum reach a wider audience.
Hannah Wilson (Trustee)
Hannah is an Archive Project Assistant at Museum of London with a background in archaeology. She has volunteered in front-of-house, digitisation, and transcription projects with museums including the Ashmolean Museum, Whipple Museum of the History of Science, and Peterborough Museum. Hannah joined the Board in January 2023 and is particularly interested in collections management, curating, and accessibility in museums.
Advisors to the Trustees
James is a Business Engagement Lead at the World Economic Forum, and has six years management consulting experience specialising in digital strategy and transformation. He holds an MBA from Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, and has previously worked with both Kenwood House and the Barbican Centre.
Dr Chris Jagger
Chris is a former mathematics academic, chartered accountant and learning consultant, with wide training experience of adults. He plays bridge competitively, is passionate about music, and is a seasoned traveller who would like to write more about travel and develop his tour guide skills. He would love to transform the museum into the world class history museum the city so badly needs.
Elizabeth has a background in book publishing, editing books about wine before moving to Botswana where she worked for Longman as an editor for two years. Elizabeth has 10 years of experience fundraising for small local charities and developed her interest in the relationship between heritage and community while working on heritage projects with a local disability charity.
Shahida is an award-winning author, writer and publisher, born and raised in Cambridge. She currently works at Cambridge Assessment and is a trustee of Cambridge Central Mosque and the Karim Foundation. With her son Ibrahim she recently launched the Cambridge Muslim Heritage Project, to explore the untold stories of Muslims who lived in Cambridge before the 1960s. You can read some of her work on Capturing Cambridge.