New boss for Old Royal Naval College

Staff Reporter (20 April, 2020)

The Old Royal Naval College has a new Chief Executive. Matthew Mees has been appointed by the Greenwich Foundation after his role as Interim Chief Executive since October 2019. He was previously Director of Finance and IT, and before joining the Old Royal Naval College he was Director of Finance, HR and Legal for a ...

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The Old Royal Naval College has a new Chief Executive.

Matthew Mees has been appointed by the Greenwich Foundation after his role as Interim Chief Executive since October 2019. He was previously Director of Finance and IT, and before joining the Old Royal Naval College he was Director of Finance, HR and Legal for a private-equity backed start-up business in the real estate and flexible office provider sectors.

Matthew described the past year as “transformative” for the College.

“I have had the great pleasure of working at the Old Royal Naval College in a truly transformative year with the re-opening of the magnificently conserved Painted Hall, our refreshed visitor offer and the introduction of the 500 Years of History Tours,” Matthew said.

“We are delighted that we had over 1 million visitors over the year who provided us with invaluable feedback that will help us shape our future plans. We celebrated our first year on a high, winning Visitor Attraction of the Year at the London Tourism Awards. I am looking forward to working with our passionate staff, dedicated volunteers, and all our partners to welcome the public back again and engage all in heritage, conservation and an exciting public cultural programme.”

The site is currently closed due to Covid-19 government restrictions but you can take a 360-degree tour of the Painted Hall online.

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