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. He is a Fellow of the Museums Association.

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

Sarah Brown, Outreach Manager

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, including National Museums Scotland and Powell-Cotton 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, 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. He also keeps the many resources on this website current and relevant, and is the person to contact if you have suggestions for new resources or have trouble finding existing ones.

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

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 Manager

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

Lisa Hughes, Communications Officer

Lisa puts our newsletters together and looks after our social media accounts, as well as keeping the news sections of the website up to date and managing our blog. Do get in touch if you’d like to contribute to the blog or you have an interesting collections management story.

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