Apsley Paper Trail has welcomed a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) into their ranks, marking a new chapter for the historic Frogmore Paper Mill.
The trust has welcomed Elena Lewendon as the new CEO, who will bring with her a wealth of museum experience, with her most recent stint working as curator of the London Fire Brigade Museum.
Elena said she is delighted to take on the role and exciting to see what the future will bring for the mill.
She said: “It is wonderful to be part of Apsley Paper Trail’s story. The plans for the future are bold, exciting and ambitious. To help us tell the story of paper and its role in our collective past, and undoubtedly our future, we will dramatically expand our work with the community and schools, supporting creativity and the arts as well as science, technology and engineering.
“We will develop the visitor experience at Frogmore Mill and ensure that as well as transforming into a carbon neutral organisation, we become a source of education, training and inspiration for the local community and beyond to help us all in the battle against climate change.”
John Watson, chair of the Apsley Paper Trail Trust, added that they are confident that Elena will take the role in her stride with her previous dedication working with museums across the country.
He said: “We are thrilled that Elena has come on board, bringing with her some fantastic skills which we need to take APT forward. We are confident that her passion and enthusiasm for the Gade Valley story and its national and worldwide influence, will help us reach the next stage of our development. Elena certainly has the support of our fantastic staff and volunteers who have worked tirelessly through the pandemic to secure the Trust’s future.”
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