The Secretary of State for Culture, the Olympics, Media and Sport, has appointed Philip Price and Clive Elphick as Trustees of National Museums Liverpool. Their terms will run from 10 September 2012 to 9 September 2016.

DEPARTMENT FOR CULTURE, MEDIA AND SPORT

National Museum Liverpool – New Trustees

The Secretary of State for Culture, the Olympics, Media and Sport, has appointed Philip Price and  Clive Elphick  as Trustees of National Museums Liverpool. Their terms will run from 10 September 2012 to 9 September 2016.

Biographical notes

Philip Price is a leading figure within the North West investment community. He is an owner director of Dow Schofield Watts, a prominent corporate finance advisory business in the North of England.

For over 15 years Philip has provided specialist corporate finance advice to growing businesses across a broad range of clients and sectors. He has advised both private and public organisations on an array of transactions including significant fundraisings, corporate mergers and acquisitions together with the delivery of key strategic guidance: this extends to the management and development of investments held under an associated private equity fund, PHD Equity Partners.

Philip is a member of the ICAEW having trained and qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG in Liverpool. He worked across KPMG’s Liverpool and Manchester offices for 10 years before joining Dow Schofield Watts.

He is also a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment. He has been based in Liverpool since 1990 when he came to study at John Moores University.

Dr Clive Elphick is a Board Member of the Environment Agency and of the Northern Ireland Authority for Utility Regulation and a member of the Competition Appeal Tribunal. He is also a trustee of the Lancashire Wildlife Trust. He is a past chair of the CBI for the North West of England and is a former Board Member of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and of the Northwest Regional Development Agency.

From 1991 to 2009, Clive worked for United Utilities Group plc, most recently as Managing Director of Asset Management and Regulation. His previous roles included Economic Regulation Director, Group Strategic Planning Director and a Chief Operating Officer of the regulated water business. Prior to United Utilities, Clive qualified as an accountant with ICI and then worked as a management consultant with Deloitte.

Clive has a degree in Natural Sciences from Queens’ College, Cambridge and a doctorate in operational research from Birmingham University. 

Background

  1. National Museums Liverpool (NML) is the only national museum service in England based wholly outside London. It manages a number of internationally recognised museums and art galleries, which between them attract more than 3 million visitors per year. The range of the collections is immense, including archaeology, fine and decorative art, science, natural history, social history and slavery.
  2. NML is an innovative museum service, and its priority is to manage museums that are both professional and popular, with diverse audiences. It is acutely aware of its social responsibility to deliver a vibrant museum service that is used widely and valued highly.
  3. The new Museum of Liverpool opened on Liverpool’s waterfront in July 2011. This is the largest newly-built national museum in the UK for over a hundred years.
  4. Trustees are not remunerated. Reasonable expenses can be claimed.
  5. The appointments process has followed the OCPA Code. Appointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process. However, in accordance with the original Nolan recommendations, there is a requirement for political activity in the United Kingdom in the past five years to be made public. Mr Elphick and Mr Price have each declared no political activity