The Trustees of Heritage Lincolnshire are delighted to announce that they have appointed Tracy Stringfellow as the charity’s new CEO. Tracy’s background is in the heritage sector, having worked for Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust for the last eight years and previously for the Royal borough of Greenwich. She began her career as Museums and Local Heritage Manager for North East Lincolnshire Council and she was born and raised in Grimsby. As well as her extensive experience of working on major projects in the heritage sector, Tracy has acted as Chair of WSUP, the Woolwich Service Users Project, a charity which provides practical and emotional support to those seeking help in the local community.
Tracy said, “I am grateful to the trustees and the team at Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust for the opportunity to be part of the work we have achieved over the last ten years. I am excited to be returning to my home county in the spring, to a charity at the forefront of championing Lincolnshire’s rich and diverse heritage.”
Charles Pinchbeck, Chair of the Board of Trustees, said, “The Trust are delighted that Tracy will be joining us. Her track record at Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust speaks for itself and she comes to us with glowing recommendations from former colleagues and partner organisations. With Tracy’s extensive experience and passion for her native county we look forward to progressing our vital work caring for Lincolnshire’s unique heritage.”
Tracy replaces Greg Pickup, who was at the Trust for nearly three years and was successful in bids for Greyfriars in Lincoln, the Towns Fund in Boston, Skegness and Mablethorpe, and a number of other ongoing projects. Since his departure at the beginning of September 2022 to become CEO of the national Churches Conservation Trust, the Trust has been kept on the straight and narrow by Stephen Roe as its Interim CEO and Simon Johnson whose services are provided on a consultancy basis by Welton House Ltd. The former is the Trust’s longstanding Finance Manager and the latter will remain involved in the business to help with the delivery of the Trust’s ongoing activities, including its £3-million flagship project to restore Greyfriars in Lincoln and re-open it as a wedding, conference and educational centre with an in-house café.
Tracy is due to start her role mid-March 2023.