New operations and marketing director


Kielder Observatory appoints new operations and marketing director


Hannah Matterson has joined the team Kielder Observatory.

Hannah has worked in a variety of roles over the last ten years, including as CEO of music talent development agency generator, Innovation Partnerships Developer with Manchester Metropolitan University and as a fundraiser and development manager for a number of cultural organisations across the North East. Her career to date has been focused around building cross-sector partnerships, developing businesses and promoting greater access to the arts for many communities. She will continue to pursue those avenues with regard to STEM activity and support the whole team at Kielder Observatory.

Catherine Johns, CEO, of Kielder Observatory, said: “We’re delighted that someone with Hannah’s skills and experience has joined the team as we drive the development strategy forward. Hannah will be a valuable support to the charity as we continue to expand and reach out to more communities so they can experience the wonder of Kielder no matter where they are in the country.”

Hannah added: “I’m thrilled to have joined the team at Kielder Observatory. Astronomy is such a fascinating subject, one which I’m learning more about each day, and I can’t wait to put my knowledge and experience to good use to help the observatory further develop its offer to those across the North East and beyond.”