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Culture Coventry CEO to stand down

05 June 2017

Press release from Culture Coventry

Culture Coventry CEO to stand down

CEO of Culture Coventry charitable trust is to step down after 10 years leading some of the city’s major tourist attractions.


Gary Hall has served as Chief Executive Officer of the Coventry Transport Museum and more recently of Culture Coventry – which manages the Transport Museum, Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Lunt Roman Fort and the Old Grammar School that attract around 800,000 visitors every year.
He has decided to leave Culture Coventry Charitable Trust to pursue new opportunities and fulfil some long-held ambitions.

Over the last decade Gary has made a significant contribution in developing Coventry’s growing cultural offer and increasing the profile of all the Trust’s attractions nationally and internationally. He has overseen the redevelopment of Coventry Transport Museum, the Old Grammar School and Lunt Roman Fort, as well as the establishment of the Transport Museum’s Patron’s Society and the recent partnerships at the Herbert with national museums.

Gary said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time working at the Transport Museum and at Culture Coventry and I am proud at what we have achieved. “However, I now feel it is now time for the next phase of Culture Coventry’s development to be led by a new Chief Executive.”

Roger Medwell, Chair of the Culture Coventry Board of Trustees, paid tribute to Gary’s achievements.
He said: “We want to recognise the significant contribution Gary has made over the last 10 years and to express our sincere gratitude to him for his hard work, determination and achievements."
“Although we are sorry to see Gary leave, we respect his decision to hand over his legacy to someone new.”

While the Trust searches for a new chief executive, the museums, their events, educational, outreach and partnerships activities, including the support of the Coventry City of Culture 2021 bid, will continue as normal under the senior leadership team with the support of the Board of Trustees.


For further information, please direct enquiries to:

Jo Muskett, Director of Marketing and Communications 

Roger Medwell, Chair of the Board of Trustees for Culture Coventry


Culture Coventry Charitable Trust manages three of Coventry’s finest museums and visitor attractions on behalf of Coventry City Council:

Coventry Transport Museum is home to the world’s largest collection of British road transport, including the two fastest cars in the world.

The award-winning Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, which celebrates the city’s culture, history and arts.

The Lunt Roman Fort, a fully excavated and partially reconstructed turf and timber fort, including the only gyrus within the walls of a fort in the Roman Empire.

Culture Coventry also manages the recently refurbished 12th century Old Grammar School as a unique city centre events and weddings venue.

Between them, the Culture Coventry attractions proudly tell stories of Coventry’s unique history to over 800,000 visitors per year from around the world.



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