The Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) the UK’s professional body for built and historic environment conservation specialists, is delighted to announce the appointment of Kate Kendall IHBC as its first ’Learning, Education, Training & Standards’ (LETS) Liaison Officer, charged with supporting the institute’s extensive voluntary network in its organization, development and delivery of our UK-wide programme of training events.
IHBC Chair Mike Brown, said: ‘It’s great to have Kate on board doing this very important role for the Branches and Members. I look forward to working with her and I know she’ll make a major difference’.
Kate Kendall, who has an extensive body of volunteer and professional experience in conservation and conservation-related training and events management, said: ‘As a member of the IHBC when I heard about the new LETS post I was really pleased to hear that the organisation was in a position to employ another member of staff. Additional capacity enables the IHBC to build on the positive work of the Institute taking it from strength to strength. So I was delighted to be offered the role and be part of the future of the IHBC as it continues to grow.’
IHBC Director Seán O’Reilly said: ‘Kate’s appointment represents a critical investment of resources directly into the heart of the IHBC, our volunteers and members, and takes place at a critical juncture, as we launch our wider programme of support for members and applicants.’
‘This initiative will ensure that IHBC’s fee-paying members – whether accredited with us or not – will continue to get the best value from their fees and the IHBC’s hard work. This appointment will also extend our wider charitable activities serving the public interest in heritage, a concern that lies at the heart of the conservation activities of our members.’
‘So Kate‘s arrival will add huge value to what is already happening through our members and volunteers, not least by extending the reach and profile of our active network. And with her wide-ranging experience in conservation, Kate will also be able to add critical capacity to national office that helps all our work keep ticking over’.
For the announcement of the appointment see IHBC Newsblog