About Us

Barnsley Museums and Heritage Trust is a charity run by a board of independent Trustees who have a combined interest and wealth of experience to ensure the future of our venues.

Our Trustees

Margot Walker – Chair and Regional Director, Yorkshire, The Audience Agency
Margot brings fundraising and strategic expertise  from working within the cultural and charitable sector in the Yorkshire region. Previously she led the marketing for Sheffield’s museums as they expanded to become the first regional Museums Trust organisation; launching the Millennium Galleries and the re-development of Weston Park Museum.

Ian McMillan – Poet and Broadcaster
Ian is poet-in-residence for The Academy of Urbanism and Barnsley FC. He presents The Verb every week on BBC radio and is a regular on BBC Breakfast, Coast, Pick of the Week, You & Yours, Last Word and The Arts Show.

John Hamshere – Chief Executive, Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust
Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust manages three historic industrial museums in Sheffield: Kelham Island Museum, Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet and Shepherd Wheel.

David Exley – Managing Director, Ledgard Jepson
Ledgard Jepson specialises in branding, marketing and digital services and has worked with high-profile clients across the UK and abroad.  David was responsible for the recent rebranding of Barnsley Museums as well as for Birmingham Museums Trust.  He is a member of the Barnsley Economic Partnership with a special interest in the visitor economy.

Lee Manterfield – HSBC Corporate, Relationship Director, SYCC
Lee is responsible for HSBC’s major corporate clients across the South Yorkshire Region.  He was born and brought up in Barnsley. He is a member of the Barnsley Economic Partnership.