Amy de Joia
Executive Director, Development and Communications
Amy became Executive Director of Development and Communications in 2002. Her current role covers fundraising, marketing and communications, exhibitions, museum partnerships and the development of the catering, retail and conference business run by NML Trading Ltd. She has overseen NML's capital development programme, apart from the Museum of Liverpool project, between 2002 and 2009. This includes the creation of Big Art for Little Artists at the Walker Art Gallery, the refurbishment of Sudley House, the creation of the International Slavery Museum, improvements to the Lady Lever Art Gallery, and the creation of the new Ancient Egypt gallery at World Museum.
Previously, Amy was the project director for the £45m Into the Future scheme (1998-2005). The project included major extension and refurbishment at the Walker Art Gallery and World Museum, as well as developments at our main collections store.
Amy has lectured widely on project management, museum development, and has advised many museums and cultural organisations on fundraising and capital project delivery. She was named Merseyside Woman of the Year 2005 for arts and culture. She is a member of several key Liverpool heritage, arts and regeneration steering groups. She is a Board member of the National Wildflower Centre and The Bluecoat and a Trustee of the American Museum in Britain.