The National Justice Museum today, Tuesday, 5 December 2017, announces the appointment of Victoria Reeves, previously a leader and senior manager for the National Trust in the Midlands, as its new Chief Executive Officer.
Victoria was General Manager of the National Trust’s ‘Derby portfolio’ of prestige properties, including the international visitor attractions of Kedleston Hall, Sudbury Hall, and the National Trust Museum of Childhood.
Paul Bowden, Chair of the National Justice Museum Trustees said: “We are delighted to welcome Victoria to the National Justice Museum at a time when we are setting out in exciting new directions as a nationally important service.
“Next year will be a landmark for us as we become a coveted Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation. This recognition provides vital funds to support growth and development across our museum and education offer. Victoria’s extensive experience and knowledge of the heritage, museum and charitable sectors, together with her commercial and leadership skills developed running nationally important properties and attractions, will be critical to our future success.”
Victoria Reeves said: “I am absolutely thrilled to be joining the National Justice Museum at this key time in their development and I’m looking forward to working with the whole team there, and the Arts Council, to develop the offer and widen the reach of the Museum.”
Paul Bowden added: “Our board of trustees had a difficult decision to make given the calibre and experience of candidates who applied, and were interviewed. It was an extremely strong field.”
Victoria will join the National Justice Museum in January 2018.