New Chief Exec and Development Director at SS Great Britain Trust

The Trust’s SS Great Britain museum and Brunel Institute in Bristol will be led by the former CEO of The Sussex Archaeological Society

The charity that runs SS Great Britain and the Brunel Institute in Bristol has made two new appointments.

Andrew Edwards is set to join The SS Great Britain Trust early next month.

Edwards is currently chief executive of The Sussex Archaeological Society, and has previously served at Canterbury Cathedral Trust, and The National Churches Trust.

He will take over from current co-CEOs Angela Spreadbury and Phil Smith.


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The new role comes as the SS Great Britain Trust prepares for the larger Albion Dockyard Project. The first phase of the Albion Dockyard Project has seen the Grade II listed dry dock and dockyard reopened as a working shipyard, and the expansion of the Trust’s community engagement programmes. The charity has successfully regenerated the working shipyard and is now preparing to raise funds.

Commenting on his appointment, Edwards said:”Joining a strong team with ambitious plans, we will realise the potential of the Albion Dockyard Project which brings wide-ranging benefits to the West of England region and beyond:

Chair of Trustees Matthew Jones described Edwards as ”the ideal leader for the charity as we take forward the Albion Dockyard Project and continue to care for the SS Great Britain and Brunel collections:”.

The SS Great Britain Trust has also announced the appointment of Louisa Pharoah as development director. Pharoah joins from the Soil Association where she was director of fundraising.