New chief executive for Welsh heritage body

Written by: Colin Marrs
Published on: 9 May 2014

Kate Clark, CadwCadw, the Welsh Government’s historic environment service, has appointed a new chief executive.

Kate Clark will succeed Marilyn Lewis who will retire in August.

Originally from Australia, Clark studied anthropology and archaeology at Cambridge University, and worked in the heritage sector, including roles at English Heritage in the UK for a number of years.

She has also worked on policy and research at the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Her most recent role was as director of Sydney Living Museums, working closely with ministers in New South Wales, Australia.

Minister for Culture and Sport, John Griffiths said: “Kate brings with her a wealth of experience, knowledge and skills.

"Her appointment will help Cadw and the heritage sector in Wales to grasp the opportunities that our historic environment offers.

Clark said: “I am thrilled to be joining the Welsh Government and Cadw. I am also looking forward to building on the excellent work to date through a collaborative approach with the historic environment sector to help people and communities connect with their past.”

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