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The SS Great Britain appoints new chair at "pivotal" time for charitable trust

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Written by: Hannah Baker | Posted 13 July 2018 12:16

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The SS Great Britain Trust has elected Jim McKenna as its new chair.

The organisation says that Jim’s appointment has come a "pivotal time" for the trust, which has recently opened the Being Brunel museum as a major addition to its offering.

The appointment also comes as the ship celebrates the 175th anniversary of its launch.

Jim said: “While I can’t lay out the next 175 years in detail, we can commit to continuing to inspire future generations of engineers and entrepreneurs as well as further boosting the Trust’s impact for South West England both in terms of the tourism economy and preserving its rich maritime heritage.”

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Jim, who is also chair of social business Catch 22, was previously chief operating officer at Logica Plc, chair of Azzurri Communications, Arkivum and Sidonis, and a member of the Government’s Senior Salaries Review Board.

He takes over from Colin Green CBE who has held the position since 2009.

Colin said: “I congratulate Jim on his appointment and am delighted that he will take the Trust forward with ambitious plans and a breadth of invaluable experience.

"I have enjoyed working with chief executive Matthew Tanner and staff and volunteers, who have continually been forward-thinking and have delivered beyond expectation in providing a world-class visitor experience.”

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