New NRM head biography: Paul Kirkman studied Philosophy at Edinburgh University before joining HMG. In between three spells at the Treasury he was Private Secretary to the Director General of the Confederation of British Industry, studied for an MA in Art History at Goldsmiths College and was Head of Policy & Planning at the Natural History Museum. Paul joined the Department for Culture Media and Sport in September 2005 as Head of Museums & Libraries. He was a Clore Fellow in 2009 and led the DCMS’s work on the 2010 Spending Review. He is now Head of Arts and Creative Industries at DCMS.
Paul’s secondment will be for a period of one year. DCMS staff regularly undertake relevant secondments as the department believes secondments play an important role in enabling individuals and the host organization to benefit from new skills, knowledge and capabilities. (from NRM press release).