MACE Appoints New Chair of the Board of Directors and Trustees – Sue Malden

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Sue Malden as chair of our board of directors and trustees.

A former Head of BBC Broadcast Archives, Sue currently also chairs FOCAL International (The Federation of Commercial Audiovisual Libraries) and is a member of the Royal Television Society History Group.

Sue Malden

Sue Malden (MACE’s new chair)

Sue begins as chair of MACE at a busy and exciting time for the organisation which has recently become one of the first six archive services (and the only film archive) in the UK to be awarded Archive Service Accreditation. This achievement is recognition of the quality service that MACE has established across the Midlands in its first 14 years.

In addition to the ongoing work across the region, the team at MACE have recently commenced two funded projects which will ensure the long term preservation of significant material and which will increase the range of accessible material in the collections. MACE will continue to develop the relationship with its principal partner, the University of Lincoln, and is planning a number of new projects in the coming years as well as continuing to broaden the income base to provide stability and sustainability for the archive in the future.

MACE Director James Patterson said: “I am so pleased that Sue is joining the board as chair at this important moment in the building of the regions’ moving image archive service and I am very much looking forward to working closely with her in developing and delivering MACE’s strategic vision“.

MACE is a most dynamic audiovisual archive with a tremendously dedicated and energetic team, so I am really looking forward to working with them,” Sue Malden said.” I do hope that my knowledge and experience will help them to continue to grow and develop a challenging strategy for the future of the archive.”

MACE is also very pleased to welcome two new board members, Steve Sharman, Chief Technical Officer at Mediasmiths and Dr. Paul Long, Reader in Media and Cultural History at Birmingham City University.

MACE’s Board Members are:

Sue Malden (Chair)

Sam (Samantha) Chair – Head of Business Change at the Skills Funding Agency

John Buckby – IP lawyer with Spearing Waite in Leicester

Garry Campbell – Metadata Service Delivery Manager, BBC Information and Archives

Amanda Huntley – Huntley Archives

Professor Ray Johnson MBE – Emeritus Professor at Staffordshire University formerly professor of Film Heritage and Documentary.

Dr Paul Long – Reader in Media and Cultural History at Birmingham City University.

Steve Sharman – Chief Technical Officer at Mediasmiths

Professor David Sleight – Dean of Public Engagement at the University of Lincoln

Philip Youngson – Production Specialist, Broadcast, at ITV in Birmingham.



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