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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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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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Barbara George - Director of Visitor Experience

Barbara 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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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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