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Interim Director General of the Royal Armouries announced

Tuesday, 1 February 2022

The Royal Armouries is pleased to announce that Rod Taylor will take up the role of Interim Director General from 1 February 2022.

Rod has extensive experience of the Royal Armouries gained in his role as Chief Operating Officer over the last eight years. Before joining the museum, Rod held senior positions at The Hepworth Wakefield and at the Science Museum Group with responsibilities across the National Media Museum and the National Railway Museum.

John Procter, Chair of the Board of Trustees said:

“I am very pleased to say that the Board of Trustees and Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has appointed Rod Taylor, Royal Armouries’ Chief Operating Officer, as Interim Director General and Accounting Officer on Edward Impey’s retirement. Rod will occupy the position from the 1st February until a permanent appointment is made.

I am grateful to Rod for taking up this position and know that he and all of our staff will continue to do their utmost for our museum, our visitors and our stakeholders under his leadership.”


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