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Meet the teams responsible for the Minster’s day-to-day running

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The Chapter of York is supported by a team of 200 staff split between seven departments.

Each department is led by a director, who is part of the Senior Leadership Team which is responsible for the day to day management and delivery of the cathedral’s activities.

David Colthup - Chapter Steward

David is responsible for the development of the resources of the Minster (buildings, money and people).

Robert Sharpe – Director of Music

Robert is responsible for organising and directing all aspects of the Minster’s music, as well as arranging its programme of concerts, broadcasts and tours.

Barbara George - Director of Visitor Experience

Barbara oversees the visitor and retail teams responsible for welcoming thousands of people to the Minster each week.

Alex McCallion – Director of Works and Precinct

Alex oversees the maintenance, restoration and conservation of the cathedral and its precinct properties and services.

Jo Clarkson - Chief Finance Officer

Jo oversees the finance, IT and data protection functions of Chapter, ensuring that these critical functions effectively support its work and mission.

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