Friday 09 May 2014
Ms Clark will be responsible for leading Cadw’s work and working with the historic environment sector as a whole to conserve Wales’s heritage, help people understand, enjoy and care about their history and sustain the distinctive character of Wales. She will succeed Marilyn Lewis who will retire in August this year and will take up the post in late summer.
Originally from Australia, Ms Clark studied Archaeology and Anthropology at University before working in the heritage sector in England for many years. She has more recently been Director of Sydney Living Museums in Australia.
Minister for Culture and Sport, John Griffiths said: “Through Cadw, the Welsh Government has a dynamic vision for a historic environment which plays its part in conserving and interpreting our history for visitors and residents alike and which supports the economy both directly by providing jobs and indirectly by attracting tourists to the country.
“Marilyn has made a major contribution to delivering this vision since 2005 and I thank her for her hard work and tireless commitment.
“Kate brings with her a wealth of experience, knowledge and skills; her appointment will help Cadw and the heritage sector in Wales to grasp the opportunities that our historic environment offers. She has a dedicated, highly skilled team waiting to work with her and I wish her the very best of luck in this new role.”
Kate Clark said: “I am thrilled to be joining the Welsh Government and Cadw. I am also looking forward to building on the excellent work to date through a collaborative approach with the historic environment sector to help people and communities connect with their past.”