The Mary Rose Trust has announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive, Helen Bonser-Wilton. Helen will take over the post from Rear Admiral John Lippiett who retires this September after twelve and a half years in the position.
Helen, who previously worked at the National Trust said: “I am delighted to be taking the helm of the Mary Rose Trust to guide it through the next phase of development. Having visited as a teenager shortly after the ship was first raised, I have followed the Mary Rose story with interest over the past 30 years. I am very much looking forward to joining the Trust in September and to working with the team to ensure the next exciting chapter in this remarkable project is successfully delivered.”
The Mary Rose Museum at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard has won multiple awards. Since opening in 2013 the new Mary Rose Museum has welcomed over 980,000 visitors.