We’re delighted to announce that Martin Day has been appointed as the new Chair of Trustees at Amersham Museum.
Martin lives in Old Amersham and is a volunteer at the museum. He takes over from Gary Gotch who is retiring after 18 years on the Board first as trustee and most recently as Chair. Martin has wide leadership experience. Following a career in banking and education, he served for many years as a Chair of School Governors and is currently Chair of Danes Educational Trust, a twelve school multi academy trust. His other roles include Board member at the Association of Business Executives, an international provider of professional qualifications, and at the Institute of Contemporary Music, a ‘rock school’ which offers degrees to the music industry. He has also been a member of national committees regulating the higher education sector.
Commenting on his appointment, Martin said:
“Although I only moved to Amersham earlier this year, my attachment to the town stretches back to childhood visits and so it was a real thrill to become a resident, with an early objective to join and contribute to the community. I very much appreciate the confidence placed in me by this appointment and look forward to following Gary Gotch in the role of Chair, as part of a committed and talented team ensuring the continued success and development of Amersham Museum.
This is a particularly exciting time to be joining the museum, with the launch of a dedicated new exhibition space in Spring 2024 presenting a golden opportunity to highlight the museum and attract new visitors. Amersham Museum does so much to celebrate Amersham’s heritage and its people, both past and present. It will be a privilege to work to build on that with Director Briony Hudson and her team, my fellow trustees and of course the museum’s amazing band of volunteers and Friends. I very much look forward to meeting you as the new year progresses.”
Martin will formally take over the reins at the trustees meeting on 22 January from current Chair Gary Gotch. We are immensely grateful to Gary for his enormous contribution to the museum over so many years.