Former Lincoln Cathedral CEO named Drill Hall Board of Trustees Chair

The former Chief Executive of Lincoln Cathedral, Phil Hamlyn Williams, will become the new Chair of the Board of Trustees at Lincoln Arts Trust Ltd, the charitable organisation that owns and manages Lincoln Drill Hall.

He replaces Phil Cosker who stepped down from the role in September.

Phil, who is a writer and consultant with a wide experience in both the public and private sector, will formally take up the post from November 13.

His previous roles have included Chapter Clerk and Chief Executive of Lincoln Cathedral and Finance Director for The Society of The Blind in Leicester. He was also a chartered accountant for 25 years.

Phil Hamlyn Williams said: “I am very excited to have been chosen to succeed Phil Cosker who did so much, together with his fellow trustees and staff, to grow the Arts Trust into the vibrant and resilient organisation it is today.

“I hope that the skills, experience and energy that I will bring to the role will help the Drill Hall successfully to negotiate the next challenging but exciting chapter of its life.”

Chris Kirkwood, Lincoln Drill Hall CEO said: “I am delighted that the trust has appointed someone with the range of skills and experience that Phil has.

“He’ll bring a wealth of knowledge that can only benefit Lincoln Drill Hall as we plan for the future and I am delighted to be working with him.”