Phil Redmond appointed new Chair of National Museums Liverpool
18 Jul 2008
Culture Sectretary Andy Burnham announces
Culture Secretary Andy Burnham today announced that Professor Phil Redmond CBE has been appointed as the new Chair of National Museums Liverpool. Professor Redmond will take up his new position on 1 August for a period of 4 years.
Andy Burnham said:
“I am delighted that Phil has accepted the position of Chair of National Museums Liverpool. He is a true visionary with the ability to inspire people and has shown real leadership throughout Liverpool’s year in the spotlight. He continues to be a driving force behind the city’s phenomenal success and I know that Phil’s enthusiasm and commitment to all cultural areas will help him to continue to build on NML’s fantastic reputation.
“Having worked in television and radio for so many years, Phil is perfectly placed to know what national, regional and local audiences look for, and the Chair of the NML will simply be giving him yet another stage on which to work.”
“I know that Phil has a deep passion and commitment to making the arts more accessible and relevant to the people of Merseyside and its visitors, and am greatly looking forward to seeing the new and innovative ways in which he achieves his aspirations.”
Phil Redmond said:
“I am thrilled to have been offered and delighted to accept the role as Chair. Having been closely associated with the NML for such a long time, I’m really looking forward to sharing my passion and excitement for the arts with so many people and working with NML’s committed staff.
“It’s also great for me to be taking on this position at such an exciting time in Liverpool’s cultural history. I’m also looking forward to engaging with and supporting the fantastic work NML does with all Liverpool’s communities, as well as help promote much more collaborative working with other cultural sites around the city. My experience in television, working with Liverpool John Moores University and with the Capital of Culture project has reinforced my personal belief that great things can be achieved through working with other key stakeholders.
“For a Scouser, this is one of the greatest positions you could be offered and I’m really looking forward to having the opportunity to be involved in leaving behind one of the real great legacies of Liverpool’s time as European Capital of Culture: the building and opening of the new Museum of Liverpool.”