Mark Pemberton

Mark is Chairman of the WARGM Charitable Foundation. He spent his entire career in the heritage sector at the Science Museum and finally at English Heritage where he was Director of National Collections. He is Chairman of the Trustees of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum, a Trustee of Barts Heritage and a non-exec Director of NMRN Operations Ltd-the operational arm of the National Museum of the Royal Navy.

Joined the board in 2021.

Dr Geoffrey Hooper

Scientist by background. He worked for the Ministry of Defence for forty-five years, during this time he held the post of Superintendent of the Royal Gunpowder Mills and oversaw its closure in 1991. Career anchor was explosives, safety and environmental protection. In later years Geoffrey taught these subjects to military and civilian staff in the Defence sector.

Joined the Board in 2018.

Fiona Baxter (Chair of Trustees)

Fiona has had a career as a senior HR practitioner, working for several large firms throughout her career. Her most prominent roles have concerned change management and culture shift to ensure successful delivery of strategy. 

Joined the Board in 2018.

Jill Amador

Called to the Bar, and with many years of City litigation experience behind her, Jill combines her love of architecture and history with a practical interest in the running and development of the site.

Joined the Board in 2018.

Grahame Browne 

Engineering and business background within the Petroleum Refinery Industry worldwide with a short period in his early career as an Officer flying in the RAF.

One of the early members of the site's 2’ 6” gauge railway volunteer team which now carries passengers.

Previous Trustee who re-joined the Board in 2020.

James Richardson

James is a Chartered Accountant, having trained with PwC before specialising in Mergers & Acquisitions. He has 25yrs experience working across a variety of international consumer focussed financial services, payments, property, gaming and technology businesses and is currently Finance Director at Manchester Airports Group, owners of Stansted, East Midlands and Manchester airports. 

Joined the board in 2021.

Andy Mciver

Andy trained as a Chartered Accountant and Investment Banker before undertaking senior finance roles in large international retail and leisure companies. For the last twenty years he has operated in the online gaming industry, being Chief Executive of two UK listed companies and is currently Chairman of a private equity owned Italian operator.

Joined the board in 2021.

Rosanna Lawes
Executive Director of Development
London Legacy Development Corporation

Rosanna Lawes is responsible for the delivery of development programmes on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, one of the largest and highest profile urban regeneration projects in the UK and Europe. The focus is to deliver new neighbourhoods where people choose to live and work, providing a mix of residential, commercial and social infrastructure equating to a gross development value of £3.3bn.

She is also the SRO for East Bank, the new creative and education hub with Sadler’s Wells, UAL’s London College of Fashion, University College London, BBC and the Victoria and Albert Museum. This £1.1bn project will deliver 2,500 jobs, attract 1.5m additional visitors and generate £1.2bn of economic benefit to London and the UK. Rosanna has responsibility for the design, development, commercial negotiations and agreements with the market to deliver this programme.

Rosanna has been a Trustee since 2023 and is also a Trustee of the Waltham Abbey Royal Gunpowder Mill Foundation.