V&A Dundee

V&A Dundee announces three new appointments to the museum’s Board

Thursday 3 September

The Board of V&A Dundee has appointed as new members Beth Bate, Director of Dundee Contemporary Arts; Paul Brewer, Chartered Accountant and former Partner and Corporate Finance Adviser at PricewaterhouseCoopers; and Rachel Lloyd, Director at Message House, the research and communications consultancy.

The Board of V&A is made up of representatives from some of the founding partners and a number of independent members.

V&A Dundee reopened last week with its first major fashion exhibition, Mary Quant, and an exciting new programme throughout the museum.

Mary Quant is the first international retrospective on the iconic British designer who disrupted the fashion establishment, captured the spirit of London in the 1960s, and started a fashion revolution that a whole generation wanted to take part in – and still continues today.

The exhibition will run until 17 January 2021, with tickets on sale now at www.vam.ac.uk/dundee This will be followed by Night Fever: Designing Club Culture from 27 March to 5 September 2021.

Announcing the appointments, Tim Allan, Chair of V&A Dundee’s Board, said: “We are delighted to welcome our new Board members joining us for the next chapter at V&A Dundee. They bring considerable skills and experience to the team, representing the best of Dundee and Scotland's cultural and business community.

"This is an exciting time for the museum, having recently reopened to the public with an ambitious new programme, and with our new Director, Leonie Bell, joining us this autumn.”

Beth Bate said: “It was wonderful to be able to welcome V&A Dundee to the family of cultural organisations in the city two years ago and to have enjoyed its success as a place of inspiration, discovery and learning, as a partner, collaborator and visitor over that time.

“I’m therefore delighted to join as a Board member at this vital point in the organisation’s and the city’s development, a moment when partnership working, connecting with audiences and making the case for culture is more important than ever. I’m looking forward to working with Leonie, Tim and the team over the coming years.”

Paul Brewer said: “I am looking forward very much to working as a Board member with a highly capable management team, supporting them in delivering a strong plan for fulfilling V&A Dundee’s mission through and beyond the challenges presented by COVID-19.”

Rachel Lloyd said: “In sitting on the Board of an organisation, I seek to bring my skills and experience to the role, along with enthusiasm and commitment. I believe it is vital that Board members ask the right questions, listen to the answers and ensure support for, and careful challenge of, management and leaders within the organisation.

“I relish the opportunity to join the Board of the V&A Dundee as it enters an exciting and challenging new phase.”