New Heritage boss named.

(Photo taken from Robert Campbell’s Linkedin page)

The new Head of Heritage Services for B&NES is Robert Campbell who is – at present – Head of Experience and Engagement at The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust.

On his Linkedin page he describes himself as ‘ an empathetic leader with extensive experience in the heritage and museums sector. I have a proven track record of delivering exceptional outcomes in fast-based, budget sensitive environments across museums, historic properties, landscapes and World Heritage Sites.’

He has previously worked for the Historic Houses trust of New South Wales in Australia and for English Heritage – including two years as Head of Interpretation at Stonehenge in Wiltshire.

Prior to that he has worked on the commercial strategy of many west country museums – including Bristol – and previously served as exhibition Project Manager at the Imperial War Museum.

Robert has a history degree from Cambridge.

His appointment here follows the retirement of Stephen Bird MBE who looked after the council’s heritage holdings for 41 years.

Robert takes up his new post in mid-November.