Thackray Medical Museum has announced Dr Neil Kaiper-Holmes as new Chairman of their Board. The former GP and managing director steps into the role at an exciting time in the museum’s history, ahead of their anticipated reopening following a four-million-pound redevelopment. This appointment comes after previous chairman, Keith Ramsay steps down after six years on the Board.
Previously managing director at a range of healthcare and communications businesses, Kaiper-Holmes has acted as a Chairman to the much-loved Leeds Rhinos Foundation. During his time at the foundation, he implemented transformative change relating to income generation, as well as organisational restructuring to ensure the foundation continues to deliver life-changing initiatives to various communities.
Kaiper-Holmes now looks to the future of Thackray Medical Museum:
“I am excited to be starting my role as Chairman of the Board at Thackray Medical Museum. Their mission to inspire the next generation of healthcare professionals while igniting curiosity for all visitors through fascinating exhibitions and programmes is something I am passionate about. Having worked in the sector for many years combined with my experience chairing Leeds Rhinos Foundation, means I have witnessed first-hand the impact organisations such as Thackray can have on children and the wider community. I look forward to being a part of the further waves of positive change the museum is set to make at both a local and national level.”
Kaiper-Holmes will join the as Chairman of the Board on the 25th of November after Ramsay has served the remaining of his tenure. The museum thanks Ramsay for his commitment and dedication to building Thackray’s identity and warmly welcomes Kaiper-Holmes to continue the work already set in motion by the Board and staff.