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. 

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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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Ben Reynolds - Archive Access Coordinator

If you want to use moving images from MACE’s collections then Ben’s your man.  He will deal with all your needs: from recommending titles for your project through to advice on licensing fees and ensuring your files are delivered on time. 

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Lara Reid - Finance Manager

Lara oversees all things financial at MACE.   

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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. Her great organisational skills mean that she is able to juggle her ever-changing deadlines with apparent ease.

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Sue Winn - Assistant Curator

A film archiving all-rounder who who has worked at the National Film and Television Archive, the British Universities Film and Video Council and 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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