Meet the team

Dr Clare Watson - Director

Clare oversees the staff team and all operations at MACE.  She also provides strategic leadership and manages stakeholder relationships as well as being responsible for fundraising and project delivery. She taught film archiving at post-graduate level and has delivered training programmes to new entrants and professionals. Most recently, she managed the London’s Screen Archives.

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Richard Shenton - Archive Manager

Richard manages the day to day activity at the archive and makes sure everything runs like clockwork. He is also the person to talk to if you have film, video tape or digital files that you would like us to consider for inclusion in the region's moving image collection.  

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Phil Leach - Senior Curator

Phil has an encyclopedic knowledge of MACE's collection, which stands him in good stead as our researcher in chief and cataloguer. He also produces archive-based programmes and compilations as well as managing the themes pages on the site.

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Eliza Richardson - Head of Archive Access

Eliza has been with MACE since 2012 and manages the licensing of footage from the collections. From the moment you make the first call to the delivery of the material Eliza is on hand to provide help and advice.  

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Lara Reid - Finance and Marketing Manager

Bringing bags of experience from the small business sector, Lara has not only streamlined MACE's finances she is also driving our marketing strategy forward enabling even more people to experience the content of the archive. 

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Kayla Thompson - Senior Technician

A lover of small gauge film and a coaxer of the best quality copies from ragged and shrunk originals. Kayla came to us from Canada via the University of East Anglia where she achieved an MA in Film Archiving. Her great organisational skills mean that she is able to juggle her ever-changing deadlines with apparent ease.

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Joanna White - Digital Technician

Joanna brings years of editing and camera work to bear on MACE's digitisation processes. She's not only aware of the debates around preserving analogue formats in the digital sphere, she is also hugely sensitive to recreating film and video aesthetics in digital file formats.   

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Sue Winn - Assistant Curator

A film archiving all-rounder who did her time at the National Film and Television Archive and at the British Universities Film and Video Council as well as one of London's leading facilities houses. Sue is mostly involved in sorting, viewing, selecting and copying collections for special projects.

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