Lowewood Museum is now under the management of the Lowewood Museum Trust; a new charitable incorporated organisation. In this series of posts, meet the members of the Trust Board, with this article featuring Siobhan Monaghan.
Siobhan has lived in the Borough of Broxbourne for the last 20 years and became a local councillor in 2018. She took up the role of Cabinet Member for Housing & Community Services in 2019.
She started her career as a Picture Researcher for Sport & General News Services in London in 1982. Not only working with TV, newspapers and magazines but also assisting on the cataloging of an extensive glass plate negatives collection housed in a church crypt.
Following a period of time with The Heart Corporation in Soho working for Cosmopolitan, Company, Harper’s & Queen and Good Housekeeping, Siobhan moved in the world of Investment Banking and a career recruiting top graduates across Europe & America.
Always returning to her creative side she continues to develop her skills as a silversmith and is currently studying jewellery design.
She says “I see a museum not only as a link to the past but also a window to our future. I want Lowewood to be a place of discovery, excitement and somewhere you want to return to time and again. Working with this incredible team of Trustees & Volunteers the museum will be somewhere that you not only visit but will come to you. It is for everyone throughout the Borough & beyond.”
Siobhan is also a Foster Carer, Chair of The Police & Crime Panel for Hertfordshire, member of The National Association of Police Fire & Crime Panels Executive, The Fawcett Society, The Conservative Women’s Association and The Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development.