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Prime Minister appoints Elizabeth Cleaver to the Board of IWM

Theresa May has appointed Elizabeth Cleaver to be the Learning & Engagement Trustee at the Imperial War Museum, for a term of four years from the 28th of November 2016.


Liz Cleaver is a highly experienced media professional with a long and distinguished career at the BBC. Whilst there she fulfilled a variety of roles; from radio and television production, to launching BBC Knowledge (the forerunner of BBC 4), to setting up the interactive capability for all factual and learning programmes. Between 2004 and 2010 she was the Controller of BBC Learning, where she was responsible for the BBC’s learning output and activity. Before moving to the BBC, Liz had originally worked as a History teacher. Since 2011, she has been a trustee at both the The Royal Free Charity, where she led the work on patient focused delivery, and at Historic Royal Palaces, where she was appointed the lead on learning. In 2014 she was one of the team who opened Wac Arts College, the country’s’ first performing arts Free School targeting excluded young people, having been Chair of Wac Arts since 2012. In addition to these roles, at present Liz is currently a Digital Consultant and Chair of The Reading Agency.

Imperial War Museum Trustees are not remunerated. This reappointment has been made in accordance with the OCPA Code of Practice. It is a requirement of the Code that political activity by those appointed is declared. Elizabeth Cleaver has declared no political activity.

Published 1 December 2016