Our team

Kevin Gosling, Chief Executive

 Kevin GoslingKevin leads Collections Trust and is the main point of contact for our grant funders, Spectrum Partners and other key stakeholders. He is also the person to talk to about potential consultancy projects. He joined as Chief Executive in September 2015, returning some twenty years after helping launch Spectrum as one of MDA’s regional outreach team. He was previously Director of Communications at the Britten–Pears Foundation and has also worked for the Museum of London and the museum-planning consultants Lord Cultural Resources.

kevin@collectionstrust.org.uk | +44 (0)20 7059 9750

Sarah Brown, Outreach Officer

Sarah BrownSarah is the face of Collections Trust around the country, and works closely with the museum development network across the English regions to deliver free, ACE-funded events (she can also deliver training elsewhere on a consultancy basis). Sarah is the person to contact with your collection management queries, and also maintains the cultural property advice platform on this website. She originally trained as a conservator and has worked in various collections management roles, most recently managing the team that secured £1.3m HLF support for Kent Mining Museum.

sarahb@collectionstrust.org.uk | +44 (0)788 769 3041

Gordon McKenna, Standards Manager

Gordon McKennaGordon looks after the standards that are the heart of our work, and is currently leading the fifth revision of Spectrum: the UK Collections Management Standard. For more than two decades he has wrangled data for many large-scale collections-sharing projects, particularly for the Europeana platform. This gives him an unrivalled grasp of the practicalities involved in creating and sharing high-quality collections data. Gordon also works on a wide range of consulting assignments.

gordon@collectionstrust.org.uk | +44 (0)20 7059 9750

Laura Davidson, Content Manager

Laura DavidsonLaura has worn several hats during her time with Collections Trust, but now keeps the many resources on this website current and relevant. She makes sure that everything is reviewed to a rolling schedule, and is updated or archived as needed. Laura also works closely with Sarah to prepare resources needed for the outreach programme. She is the person to contact if you have suggestions for new resources, have trouble finding existing ones, or spot broken links or out-of-date URLs.

laura@collectionstrust.org.uk | +44 (0)20 7059 9750

Alex Dawson, Spectrum Adviser

Alex DawsonAlex now works as a consultant to Collections Trust, drawing on her experience developing collections management standards such as PAS 197, Spectrum 4.0 and Benchmarks 2.0. She wrote many of the other resources on this website and is an engaging and knowledgeable trainer.  Alex continues to work with us on consultancy projects such as a recent Spectrum training programme in Poland.

Helen Agosti, Finance Manager

Helen looks after all aspects of Collections Trust’s finances, keeping everything in order and supporting the sound governance of the organisation. She’s new to museums, but has many years’ experience in charity finance.

finance@collectionstrust.org.uk | +44 (0)20 7059 9750

Greta Kendall, Office Administrator

Greta keeps the office running smoothly, and will probably be your first point of contact if you call or email us. She also runs our online shop, and is on hand to help if you have any queries or problems with your order. She is an experienced charity administrator and, in her spare time can be found on her allotment.

office@collectionstrust.org.uk | +44 (0)20 7059 9750

Althea Phoenix, Communications Officer

Althea works with Sarah and Laura to ensure topical website content is refreshed, as needed.  She is responsible for promoting resources through Collections Trust’s communications channels and engaging with interested parties via social media.

althea@collectionstrust.org.uk | +44 (0)20 7059 9750