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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 260 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.

Kathryn Blacker - Chapter Steward

Kathryn is responsible for the development of the resources of the Minster (buildings, money and people).
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Sharon Atkinson – Director of Communications

Sharon oversees all media relations, filming, photography, tourism destination marketing, design, print and digital content.
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Eve Hartrick – Finance Director

Eve oversees the Minster’s business and financial administration, management accounts and budgetary management.
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Ruth Dunlop – Director of People, Training and Organisational Development

Ruth oversees all Human Resources activity including recruitment, employment and wellbeing of staff and volunteers.
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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.
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Patricia Dunlop - Director of Visitor Experience

Pat oversees the visitor and retail teams responsible for welcoming thousands of people to the Minster each week.
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Alex McCallion – Director of Works and Precinct

Alex oversees the maintenance, restoration and conservation of the cathedral and its precinct properties and services.
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Vicky Harrison - Assistant Director of Collections and Learning

Vicky oversees the 300,000 objects in the cathedral's historic collections and the Learning Team which welcomes hundreds of schools to the Minster each year.
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