02/08/2021Re-Form Heritage appoints new Chief Executive
Re-Form Heritage, the heritage and community regeneration charity which owns and manages Middleport Pottery, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Alasdair Brooks as its new Chief Executive. He replaces Clare Wood who has taken over as Chief Executive and Artistic Director for the British Ceramics Biennial.
With a DPhil in Archaeology and an education that took him from Reykavik to Maryland USA, Alasdair brings an international perspective to Re-Form Heritage. Alasdair’s career has spanned senior roles as varied as Artefacts Coordinator with Hill International at the Grand Egyptian Museum in Cairo and Heritage Manager for the British Red Cross. He has also worked in a range of roles in his native UK, Australia, South America, and the Persian Gulf. Alasdair brings expertise in ceramics to Middleport Pottery, with his main professional interest being 19th-century British ceramics in international context, with a core interest in transfer-printed ceramics.
Stephen Musgrave, Chairman of Re-Form Heritage said:
“We are delighted to welcome Alasdair as the new Chief Executive of Re-Form Heritage. He brings a truly international vision to our charity. He has a passion for and an expertise in heritage that will be of immense value as we embark on the exciting next phase of our development.''
On joining Re-Form Heritage, Alasdair said:
“The Re-Form Heritage Chief Executive role provides me with the perfect opportunity to combine my international heritage experience across the museum, academic, and commercial sub-sectors with my passion for the Staffordshire pottery industry. I look forward to working with our partners at Middleport Pottery as well as growing Re-Form Heritage’s role in turning at-risk heritage buildings into community assets”.