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Katharine Hale

Assistant Programme Manager

I have worked with museums and other visitor attractions in the South East of England since 2004 when I completed my BA (Hons) Tourism Management at Bradford University. Previous to this I lived, and was born in Sussex so have always been really passionate about this region.  

My first experience of supporting museums was when I was fresh out of university and employed by Wealden District Council to help produce a Sussex visitor guide. I did this two years running, it enabled me to get a real sense of the important part museums play in the local visitor economy; and in understanding the cultural offer in Sussex.

I have been fortunate to work with a number of visitor attractions in the South East over the years, through my Tourism Officer roles at Maidstone (Kent), and in the South Downs National Park (Sussex and Hampshire). In 2009 I was employed by the South Downs to manage an EU funded sustainable tourism project called Collabor8, I had to provide the quarterly progress and financial reports, project communications and to deliver various outcomes such as development of a South Downs training course, provide tourism business network grants, and support tourism accreditation schemes. After this role I continued to support rural tourism organisations by developing a framework of which to deliver support to the sector and to monitor tourism in the National Park. 

I joined the team in July 2015 as Programme Liaison Officer, and now provide support to the Programme Manager in the Assistant Programme Manager role. I provide regional financial, performance, and communications support to the programme so please get in touch if have any questions for me!