Pace announces a new patron

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Pace announces a new patron

Kirsty has lived in Buckinghamshire for 26 years. In addition to raising a family and undertaking the major restoration of their historic house, she and her husband George have been involved in – and supported – a number of local charities and organisations, including Pace. She has served for ten years on the Fundraising Committee of St. John Ambulance Buckinghamshire.

An art history graduate, Kirsty is passionate about the arts and the role they can play in community life. She is a trustee of MK Gallery in Milton Keynes, a modern art gallery which is about to undergo a £11 million expansion and occupy a high profile in the City.  She has also played a key role in the restoration and expansion of The Watts Gallery in Guildford, Surrey, which was the home, studio and gallery of the great Victorian painter and philanthropist, George Frederic Watts.  Kirsty serves on their Collections Committee, which oversees the gallery’s curatorial and educational programmes, many of which engage with vulnerable social groups.

Prior to getting married, Kirsty worked in the retail financial services industry in London and continues to have a strong interest in the area of communications. Her hobbies include reading, theatre, opera, cultural travel, yoga and outdoor pursuits including skiing.

Kirsty said: “I look forward to becoming increasingly involved in local Buckinghamshire life now that my family has grown up and I look forward to meeting other like-minded people in the community, especially in my new capacity as Patron for Pace.

Pace Chief Executive Amanda Richardson said, “We are thrilled and honoured that Kirsty has agreed to become Pace’s newest Patron. All our Patrons bring special talents, wise counsel and long-standing support and friendship to Pace and this is undoubtedly true of Kirsty, and indeed of her husband George too. We look forward to working further with Kirsty in her new and very special role in the Pace community.