Trip to the Palace for Ann Green CBE - Tuesday, 1 February 2011
Ann – who has worked tirelessly to raise the profile of museums and to improve the visitor experience – received the honour for services to museums.
Following the investiture by the Prince of Wales, Ann said, “Museums are such an important part of our cultural heritage, places of living history, and I am extremely proud to have been acknowledged in this way. I had a wonderful and memorable day.”
Director General and Master of the Royal Armouries, Lieutenant-General Jonathon Riley led the tributes to Ann, on behalf of the museum’s trustees and staff.
He said, “This is a very well deserved award and recognises Ann’s considerable experience and drive, highly-effective business and communications skills, and dedication and tireless commitment to preserving our national heritage.”
A prominent Yorkshire businesswoman, Ann has been a trustee of the Royal Armouries since 1998 and Chairman since April 2003. She is also director of several private companies and is due to take up a new post in the summer as chair of York St John University’s Board of Governors.
As a result of her wide experience of the public, private and voluntary sectors, Ann was appointed a non-executive director of the Department of Culture, Media and Sport in May 2009. Other current directorships include Stag Security Services Ltd and she also chairs Hadrian’s Wall Heritage Ltd, a private company formed four years ago to improve the visitor experience and help regenerate the Hadrian’s Wall corridor.
With an extensive interest in the USA and Canada, Ann is a member of the Frazier International History Museum’s Board in Louisville, Kentucky and has been honoured both as a Kentucky Colonel and with the freedom of the city of Louisville.
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Notes to editors
- Royal Armouries is the national museum of arms and armour and has sites in Leeds, HM Tower of London, Fort Nelson and Louisville, Kentucky. It is the first British national museum to open a permanent presence in another country
- Admission to the museum is free. However, there may be a small charge for some special events.
- Open all year daily, 10am-5pm. Closed 24-25 December
- Information Line: 0113 220 1999
- Website: www.royalarmouries.org
- The Royal Armouries Museum should not be confused with Royal Armouries International plc, the private sector corporate hospitality business.