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Director of Public Engagement

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Siona Mackelworth joined the Royal Armouries as Head of Marketing & Communications in 2015 before moving to the position of Interim Director of Public Engagement in 2017.

Her current remit encompasses education, interpretation, development, education, events, marketing and communications.

Siona’s early career was spent in news magazine publishing in London at Newsweek International, before moving on to work for the National Film Theatre and the London Film Festival. This was followed by a number of years working for universities in Surrey and Yorkshire as a Director of Marketing. Siona holds a postgraduate degree in Master of Business Administration.

Siona lives in York and has two sons and a daughter.


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