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The Board of Trustees is delighted to announce that three new Trustees were appointed on 12th February 2021, to help further the work of The Hockey Museum (THM).

Sophie Johnson     Paul Harvey cropped     Tochi Panesar
         
 Sophie-May Johnson    Paul Harvey    Tochi Panesar

 

Sophie-May Johnson

Sophie is currently the Assistant Curator, Sculpture at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) and brings with her knowledge of national museum standards as well as digital marketing and of using collections management systems. She has a first-class honours degree from Cardiff University and MA in Public Archaeology from University College, London. She is a keen sportswoman and enjoys cycling and tennis.

Paul Harvey

Paul is currently the Group Marketing Director with Abellio UK and has recently been seconded to the Government to assist with revitalising the transport industry following the Covid pandemic. Prior to this he was the Global Marketing Director with Merlin Entertainments and had special responsibility for Legoland Parks. He is a player-coach with South Berkshire Hockey Club and enjoys running and studying contemporary history.

Tarlochan Singh Panesar (Tochi)

Tochi is retired and is the former Chair of the Spencer Sports Club and a former President of Spencer Hockey Club in London. He was an IT professional with Lloyds Bank for over 30 years and was involved with major infrastructure delivery projects. He was the Spencer Hockey Club’s 1st XI captain and has also played for London Indians, Lusitanians and Members Hockey Clubs.

 

Our Museum Chair, John Willmott said:

“Following a couple of trustee retirements, we are absolutely delighted that we are to be joined by three such professional individuals, who each bring with them new skills that the Museum needs and that will help THM to move forward.

“In my opinion the Museum is the hockey world’s best kept secret and with the combined talents of these new Trustees together with our current trustees means that we will be well served going forwards. As a board we rely heavily on the dedication and expertise of our volunteers and of our small staff and these appointees will help us direct our efforts more effectively. In addition, we can increase our global marketing and digital audience engagement that is now so important and with the Museum having so much that it can offer to all of our sports audiences be they young or old!”

 

Of our most recently departed Trustee, Lucy Newcombe, John said:

“The Hockey Museum is grateful to Lucy for her hard work and commitment over recent years; she has aided the Museum’s development in many ways. Lucy leaves behind a professional museum that has evolved to become a prominent player within the sporting heritage world and an invaluable advocate for hockey’s unique history. I wish to thank her for her efforts.”

 

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