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Bernard Donoghue


Bernard Donoghue has been the Director of ALVA since September 2011 following a career in advocacy, communications and lobbying, latterly at a senior level in the tourism and heritage sector. Mobile: 07740 622355[more...]

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7233 3343 (Direct)
Email: [email protected]

Barbara Commons

Membership & Events Manager

Email: [email protected]

Lucy Santos

Business Manager


Lord Lee of Trafford DL (Chairman)

Chairman of ALVA

Lord Lee of Trafford is the Chairman of ALVA, a role he has held since his appointment in 1990. In March 2012 he was elected as Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Tourism in the Houses of Parliament[more...]

Baroness Patience Wheatcroft of Blackheath

Deputy Chairman and Trustee of The British Museum

Patience Wheatcroft was the editor in chief, Europe, of The Wall Street Journal until February 2011. Prior to joining the Journal, Ms. Wheatcroft served as a non-executive director of Barclays plc and Shaftesbury plc as well as a consultant on business and public affairs. [more...]

Sarah Roots

Vice President, Warners Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter

Sarah is the Vice-President of Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - 'The Making of Harry Potter'. She joined the board of ALVA in July 2014.[more...]

Sue Wilkinson

Deputy Chair, Churches Conservation Trust; Trustee, Canal and River Trust.

Sue is a trustee of two ALVA members: she is Deputy Chair at the Churches Conservation Trust and at the Canal & River Trust she is a trustee and chair of the annual Living Waterways Awards. [more...]

Stephen Duncan

Director of Commercial and Tourism, Historic Scotland

Stephen Duncan was appointed Director of Commercial and Tourism in April 2011 after initially joining Historic Scotland as Head of Commercial and Visitor Operation in 2009. Stephen joined the board of ALVA in September 2014. [more...]

Thomas Coke, The Earl of Leicester

Deputy Chairman of Treasure Houses of England

Thomas Edward Coke, 8th Earl of Leicester, became a board member of ALVA in November 2015, and represents the Treasure Houses of England. [more...]

Judith Owens

Chief Executive, Titanic Belfast

Judith Owens was appointed CEO of Titanic Belfast in December 2017, and joined the Board of ALVA in February 2018. [more...]

Lorraine Rossdale

Head of Event Management and Marketing, Westminster Abbey

Lorraine has been the Head of Event Management and Marketing at Westminster Abbey since 2012, and joined the ALVA Board in February 2018. Lorraine has previously held Director roles at Historic Royal Palaces.[more...]

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