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Chief Executive appointment
Release date: 2 February 2004
ALM London - the new regional agency for London's archives, libraries and
museums - has appointed Graham Fisher as its first Chief Executive.
For the last year Graham has been Director of the London Libraries
Development Agency. Prior to joining the LLDA Graham was the Regional
Planning and Partnership Manager for the Legal Services Commission - London
Region where he was responsible for developing the Community Legal Service
in London, and in particular worked on the CLS and social inclusion and the
development of regional strategy. Graham was also the London Regional
Director of FIAC for 6 years, leading the organisation through a period of
rapid and sustained growth.
Graham brings to the role extensive experience of cross-London strategic
working, as well as local government, the Citizen's Advice Bureau service
and adult education. He has held numerous trusteeship roles including 3
years as Chair of London Advice Services Alliance.
Acting ALM London Chair, Stephen Douglass, said "We are delighted that
Graham will be joining us as ALM London's first Chief Executive. We had an
excellent shortlist of candidates, but the interview panel agreed that
Graham stood out for his vision and innovation, his ability to establish new
relationships with stakeholders across London and his commitment to help
make services accessible for all sectors in the community"
Graham Fisher responded "I am tremendously pleased to be offered this
exciting new role. I really am looking forward to the opportunity of working
with the trustees of Archives, Libraries and Museums London, the staff as
well as our wide range of partners across London.
ALM London has been established to support the development of the capital's
archives, libraries and museums and the extension of their work into the
wider social and economic agenda for London. The Agency will formally start
operation on 1st April 2004.
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For further information contact:
Jemima Johnstone T: 020 7641 5244 e-mail: [log in to unmask]
Strategic Development Officer for London's Museums, Archives & Libraries
ALM London will take over the work of the LMAL partnership (made up of the
London Archives Regional Council, London Libraries Development Agency and
London Museums Agency).
ALM London's mission is to support and promote London's museums, archives
and libraries. It will work in partnership to ensure that their unique
cultural, knowledge and learning resources are made accessible for the
benefit of all Londoners and contribute to London's status as a world class
ALM London's draft Strategic and Operational Plan 2004-7 is currently out
for consultation. A copy of the consultation documents and the full draft
plan are available at www.lmal.org.uk/lmal. The deadline for responding to
the consultation is 16 February 2004.
ALM London will be core funded by Resource: the Council for Museums,
Libraries and Archives.
Archives Development Officer
London Archives Regional Council
Official contact via:
c/o London Museums Agency
22-26 Farringdon Lane
London EC1R 3AJ
> Direct line: 020 7549 1704
> Fax: 020 7490 5225
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London Archives Regional Council is a member of the LMAL partnership which
also includes London Museums Agency and the London Libraries Development
Agency. Please visit the website www.lmal.org.uk
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