Bleddyn Phillips will be co-opted onto the Board as a trustee, on 17 May, with a view to becoming chair after a suitable trial period.
He retired two years ago from Clifford Chance where he had been a consultant on the oil and gas industries and previously a partner in the firm. A former churchwarden in the parish church, he has lived in Richmond for 30 years and, though he has had periods abroad with his wife, Anne Pringle, a former UK ambassador in Moscow, he is familiar with the Museum. He recently stood down from chairmanship of London Welsh but is a director of Llanelli Scarlets, a Trustee of the Wales Millenium Centre in Cardiff and is involved with Swansea University, his parents’ alma mater as well as being involved locally e.g. in the Poppy Factory.