MACE team

MACE has a dedicated team of professionals that are equipped with the skills required to meet the needs of the organisation’s users.

Dr Clare Watson – Director

Clare oversees all operations and the staff team at MACE, provides strategic leadership and manages stakeholder relationships and is responsible for fundraising and project delivery. She taught film archiving at MA level and has delivered training programmes to new entrants and professionals. Most recently, she managed the London’s Screen Archives. If you would like to explore a project partnership, require consultancy services or have training needs, or have a query relating to MACE’s business please get in touch.

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 Richard Shenton – Archive Manager

A head and shoulders image of Richard Shenton, MACE's archive manager.Richard manages the day to day activity at the archive and makes sure everything runs like clockwork. He is also the person to talk to if you have film, video tape or digital formats that you would like us to consider for inclusion in the regional moving image collection.

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 Phil Leach – Senior Curator

A head and shoulders image of Phil Leach, MACE's senior curator. Phil has an encyclopedic knowledge of MACE’s collection, which stands him in good stead as our researcher in chief and cataloguer. He also produces archive-based programmes and compilations as well as managing the themes pages on the site.

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 Eliza Richardson – Head of Commercial Relationships

A head and shoulders image of Eliza Richardson. MACE's head of commercial relationships.Starting as an intern fresh from the University of Lincoln, Eliza now manages the sale of material included in MACE’s collections. From the moment you make the first call to the delivery of the material Eliza is on hand to provide help and advice.

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Lara Reid – Finance and Marketing Manager

A head and shoulders image of Lara Reid, MACE's Finance and Marketing Manager.Bringing bags of experience from the small business sector, Lara has not only streamlined MACE’s finances she is also driving our marketing strategy forward enabling even more people to experience the content of the archive.

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 Kayla Thompson – Senior Technician

A head and shoulders image of Kayla Thompson, a senior technician at MACE.A lover of small gauge film and a coaxer of the best quality copies from ragged and shrunk originals. Kayla came to us from Canada via the University of East Anglia where she achieved an MA in Film Archiving. Her great organisational skills mean that she is able to juggle her ever-changing deadlines with apparent ease.

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Joanna White – Digital Technician

A head and shoulders image of Joanna White, MACE's digital technician. Joanna brings years of editing and camera work to bear on MACE’s digitisation processes. She’s not only aware of the debates around preserving analogue formats in the digital sphere, she is also hugely sensitive to recreating film and video aesthetics in digital file formats.

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Sue Winn – Assistant Curator

A head and shoulders image of Sue Winn, an assistant curator at MACE.A film archiving all-rounder who did her time at the National Film and Television Archive and at the British Universities Film and Video Council as well as one of London’s leading facilities houses. Sue is mostly involved in sorting, viewing, selecting and copying collections for special projects.

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Alister Price – Sales and Marketing Intern

A head and shoulders image of Alister Price, a sales and marketing intern at MACE.Alister came to MACE as an intern fresh from the undergraduate history course at the University of Lincoln. The admin support he provides the marketing and sales team is proving invaluable while his novel approach to direct marketing has resulted in an increase in sales.

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