Liz Mayes

Chief Executive

"We are at an important point in the history of this building, giving it back to the region, making it accessible for all"
Philippa King-Williams

Sales and Marketing Manager

"I'm proud to be part of such an exciting project for the region".
Emily Tench

Programme and Engagement Manager

"I’m honoured to be using our industrial heritage to inspire our future workforce!"
Jennifer Hillyard

Library and Archives Manager

"After 13 years I'm still finding new challenges!"
Melissa Forster

Events and Operations Co-ordinator

"Having joined the project back in 2017, it’s been a privilege be part of this exciting journey and I can't wait to see what the future holds!"
Julie Eastlake

Finance and Operations Manager

"So privileged to be able to utilise my charity sector experience for this inspiring and innovative project”
Susan Ford

Programme Administrator

"I'm really excited to be helping spark innovation in the engineers of the future, by exploring the past".

Our trustees

Matt Boyle (Chair)
William Hogarth Bell
Ross Forbes
Catherine Miller
William Morrison Bell
Helen Whitfield
Rick Smith
Alison Shaw
Tony Pender
Penny Wilkinson

Meet our volunteers

If you would like to to help secure the future of the Common Room by becoming a volunteer, we would like to hear from you. From helping us to deliver our exhibitions to digitising our archives, our valued team is crucial to the smooth running of The Common Room.