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Sajid Javid appoints 3 Trustees to the Geffrye Museum

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Cynthia Polemis, Alexandra Robson and Edwina Sassoon have been appointed Trustees at the Geffrye Museum for 3 years beginning 01/04/2015.

Cynthia Polemis has had a longstanding career in broadcasting as a presenter for the BBC World Service coupled with development and fundraising work in the independent theatre sector. Over the past eight years she has also been involved with the setting up of six of London’s leading independent cafe/wine bars [Fernandez and Wells] as well as completing a Masters degree in History of Art at Birkbeck College, London University, in which she focussed on French 18th century portrayals of home and food.

Alexandra Morris Robson is founder and CEO of Augustine Jewels. She was previously a Partner at Accenture where she specialised in Sales and Marketing Strategy. She was Global Head of CRM for Consumer Goods Clients and has a BA from Cambridge University and an MA from Stanford University.

Edwina Sassoon has had a career in the visual arts, working with museums and galleries. In 1990 she established her own consultancy advising both sides of the arts and business partnership. She is currently advisor to The Hepworth Wakefield and Director of the Friends of the Royal Academy. In 2010 Edwina was awarded the Victoria & Albert Museum “Knowledge and Inspiration” Medal.