Terry Suthers FMA FRSA DL MBE is a museums and heritage professional with over 40 years curatorial and heritage management experience. Until retirement in 2007 he was Executive Director of Harewood House, the magnificent 18th century home of the Lascelles family, successive Earls of Harewood, in Yorkshire. Under his stewardship from 1992 to 2007, Harewood won several regional and national awards for conservation, tourism the arts and education. Previously he was Assistant Director and Head of Public Services at the Science Museum, London and before that Director of the Yorkshire Museum, York.
Trained initially as a conservator and archaeology curator with Hull Museums, Terry benefitted from a Churchill Fellowship to study heritage restoration projects in Italy and North Africa. He is a Fellow of both the Museums Association and the Royal Society of Arts.
In a voluntary capacity, Terry served for ten years as Chairman of York Archaeological Trust (2007-2017). He also served on HLF’s ‘expert panel’ for museums and archives (1996-2003) and York Minster’s Fabric Advisory Panel (2000-2016). He continues as Vice Chairman of Yorkshire Film Archive (2002-present).
In 2005 he was made a Deputy Lieutenant for the County of West Yorkshire and in 2012 was awarded the MBE for Services to the Heritage and Museums in Yorkshire.
Terry is married to Dr Delma Tomlin MBE, Director of the National Centre for Early Music, York and has children and grandchildren living in Llangollen, London and Sydney.