Heritage charity responsible for Charlton House & Gardens, Eltham’s Tudor Barn, Greenwich’s war memorials, and the borough’s museum collections and archives to begin search for new CEO next month
CHARLTON, ROYAL GREENWICH – Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust announced today that its founding chief executive Tracy Stringfellow will leave the organisation on 3rd March.
“It has been a privilege to work with such a fantastic team of staff, trustees and volunteers over the last nine years,” says Stringfellow. “From establishing the charity with the Royal Borough of Greenwich in 2014 to making our recent major application to the National Lottery Heritage Fund, it’s been such an amazing journey. I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to play a part in the rich and diverse heritage of Royal Greenwich and I know the Trust’s future is an exciting one.”
Stringfellow has led the charity since it began in 2014, working closely with the local community to provide access to the range of built heritage, collections, and archives in Greenwich Heritage’s care. She leaves to lead the team at Heritage Lincolnshire as Chief Executive Officer, returning home after fifteen years based in the south.
“We are very sad to see Tracy go, and we thank her for all that she has done for Greenwich’s heritage,” Len Duvall, OBE, Chair of Greenwich Heritage’s Board of Trustees, said. “Our loss is Lincolnshire’s gain and I know Tracy is excited to return to her home county and take on this new challenge.”
Greenwich Heritage will launch a search for its new chief executive in early February. Janet Denne, the current Head of Public Programming and Marketing, will take on the role in the interim.
ROYAL GREENWICH HERITAGE TRUST
Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust is a registered charity, formed in 2014 to look after key structures, objects, and historic records within the Royal Borough of Greenwich. Assets in the Trust’s care include Charlton House & Gardens, Charlton Assembly Rooms, Tudor Barn, and the Museum Collections & Archive of the Royal Greenwich, as well as memorials across the Borough. Its aim is to ensure the future of the Royal Greenwich’s rich heritage whilst bringing that heritage to life for everyone, through exhibitions, tours, walks and activities.
CHARLTON HOUSE AND GARDENS
Charlton House is a Grade 1 listed Jacobean manor house situated in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, London. Built between 1607 and 1612 for Sir Adam Newton, tutor to James I’s eldest son, Henry, Prince of Wales, the House has a rich and colourful history and is now in the proud care of the Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust.