Spike Island

Spike Island Executive Director appointed Assistant Director of Operations at The National Trust in Wales

The National Trust in Wales has appointed Lhosa Daly as its Assistant Director of Operations for South Wales. Lhosa is currently Executive Director of Spike Island, and will take up her new appointment in September 2018. 

Helen Legg, Spike Island Director, said:

'Everyone at Spike Island wishes Lhosa well in this exciting new chapter in her career. We have known her as a committed cultural leader, whose efforts to bring together the business and cultural sectors, as well as her attentive handling of major organisational milestones such as our recent capital development, will have an enduring legacy.'

Justin Albert, National Trust Director for Wales, said:

'Lhosa is so clearly passionate about heritage, the arts and the outdoor environment. She will be a fantastic addition to our senior management team in Wales, where I’m sure she will find that her passions are shared by of all us in the National Trust.'

Lhosa Daly said:

'I am delighted to be joining the National Trust in South Wales because I have spent a great deal of time in the region, with many of the areas of natural beauty, such as the Brecon Beacons, Pembrokeshire coastline and beaches at Rhossili playing a part in my personal development. I look forward to working with all the special places that the National Trust in Wales looks after, and helping share the heritage and collections the Trust cares for.'

Lhosa is qualified as a lawyer in both the UK and New York. She originally studied Law at Manchester University before working for some of the world’s largest professional service organisations. These include: Andersen Legal, Manchester; Herbert Smith, London; Ernst & Young, New York and since returning to the UK, KPMG and Ernst & Young in Bristol.

She has been the Executive Director at Spike Island, Bristol, for four years. Here she had overall responsibility for operations, commercial activity, visitor services, finance and fundraising. Prior to this, Lhosa was Head of Development at Turner Contemporary, Margate. The gallery opened in 2011 and continues to help stimulate the economic and social growth of the traditional seaside town. 

Lhosa is the Chair of the Institute of Directors in Bristol; Vice Chair, Creative and Digital for the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership; Trustee of Avon & Bristol Law Centre and a South West representative for Engage, the National Association for Gallery Education.

For more information please contact Spike Island's Communications Manager jane.faram@spikeisland.org.uk or call +44(0)117 929 2266 / The National Trust Senior Marketing and Communications Consultant Wales at Kenneth.Smith@nationaltrust.org.uk or call 07768 424394.