The Stained
Glass Museum


Trustees of The Stained Glass Museum


The Stained Glass Museum is governed by a Board of Trustees, who bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the Museum. The Stained Glass Museum is registered with the Charity Commission and holds Full Accredited status with the Arts Council.

Dr Jeffrey West (Chairman) is a historic buildings and artefacts specialist with wide managerial and professional experience within the ecclesiastical heritage sector. He gained his PhD from the Courtauld Institute of Art and is a specialist in medieval art and architecture. For many years he was Senior Advisor on the Statutory Advisory Committee on Closed and Closing Churches, and before that was Secretary on the Advisory Board for Redundant Churches. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London.

Sarah Brown (Secretary) is a Senior Lecturer at the University of York specialising in stained glass, its history and conservation. She joined the History of Art Department in 2008 having previously worked for the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England and English Heritage. Sarah is also Director and Chief Executive of the York Glaziers Trust, a conservation studio responsible for the care of the stained glass of York Minster. Sarah is also Chairman of the British committee of the Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi (CVMA).

Malcolm Leith (Treasurer) is management consultant who has work in many private sector businesses and government organisations in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. He specalises in organisational change and managing large complex business and IT programmes. He is a former trustee and treasurer of the Glaziers Foundation and Trust, the charitable arms of the Worshipful Company of Glaziers, London. Since 2008, using his management consulting experience and skills, Malcolm has focussed on providing pro bono business and management advice to charities in East Anglia and London.

Lara Clements is Head of Audiences and Evaluation at the Wellcome Trust. Lara has a wealth of experience as a strategic communications leader with experience in developing, funding and delivering communications which engage diverse audiences within the health, science and environment sectors. Lara has worked with a wide range of charities, from the very large, the Melinda and Bill Gates Foundation, to the smaller Bat Conservation Trust.

Mark Hosea is currently employed to ensure not only the long term sustainability and conservation of the fabric of Canterbury Cathedral, but importantly ensure that the building, its collections, staff and volunteers are there to be used and enjoyed by all; be they worshipers, pilgrims, tourists, visitors, academics or other users of any faith or none. It is from this that Mark takes most pleasure; ensuring that people learn about and are engaged by all the delights associated with the Cathedral.
Mark is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Planning and Development) with a Masters in Urban Regeneration.

Karen Knight is an experienced museum professional, having managed regional museums for almost 30 years. She has a track record of achieving organisational focus and change.  Karen has held the role of Director of Communications and Standards at the Council for Museums, Libraries and Archives and for nearly 20 years served as an Expert Advisor and mentor to the National Lottery Heritage Fund 1998 – 2019. Karen currently supports a number of heritage organisations in the UK and the Balkans.

Registered Charity No. 1169842

Accredited Museum No. 574


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