Terence (Terry) Suthers enjoyed a forty year professional career in heritage and museum management and is well known throughout Yorkshire for his work.
Terry was Chief Executive Officer of Harewood House Trust in Leeds from 1992 to his retirement in December 2006. However, he continues as a curatorial adviser and assists with fund-raising. Terry also continues his research on the history of Harewood House and earlier buildings on the Harewood Estate and on the 17th to 19th century members of the Lascelles family, enjoying for those purposes the honorary title of ‘Honorary Fellow’.
Prior to becoming CEO at Harewood, Terry was Assistant Director and Head of Public Services at the National Museum of Science and Industry, the Science Museum in London, from 1987 to 1992 and before that Curator of the Yorkshire Museum in York.
Terry Gained the Museums Association Diploma in Archaeology in 1979 and, in 1987, was elected a Fellow of the Museums Association. In 1980 he was awarded a Fellowship by the Winston Churchill Memorial Fund to study in situ stonework and mosaic conservation techniques in Italy and North Africa. He has a BA degree from the Open University and more recently was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Terry has accepted a number of charitable appointments including Chairman of the York Archaeogical Trust, Vice-Chairman of the Yorkshire Film Archive and is a member of the Fabric Advisory Committee for York Minister.
Terry was appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant for the county of West Yorkshire in 2005 and was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to the heritage and museums in Yorkshire and Humberside in 2011.
Terry is married to Dr Delma Joan Tomlin MBE, who is Director of National Centre for Early Music in York and in his spare time he enjoys photography, classical music and brass bands. He is a keen cornet and trumpet player.
Year Appointed: 2005