The Museum of Timekeeping is governed by a Board of Trustees
Alan Midleton FBHI
Alan was Chairman of the Museum Trustees until January 2022. He is a Fellow of the BHI and has been a member of the BHI for fifty years. He has been associated with the BHI Museum Trust, which became the Museum of Timekeeping, since 1994 and at various times has been a Trustee, Chairman, curator and librarian. Alan has a broad interest in horological matters, particularly in the field of English watches, longcase clocks and public timekeeping. His area of expertise is his extensive knowledge of the Museum collection, which he will put to good use in continuing the cataloguing of the collection as a volunteer and assisting with guided tours.
Justin Koullapis FBHI
Chair of Trustees
Justin assumed Chairmanship of the Museum’s Board of Trustees in January 2022. He is an accredited clock and watch restorer with a strong background in vintage and antique watches. He is a partner in a London specialist wristwatch business and has spent over 15 years doing voluntary conservation work for the Museum of Timekeeping. He is technical editor of The Horological Journal, published by the British Horological Institute (BHI).
Jim Arnfield FBHI
After National Service in the RAF, Jim was offered a traineeship in TV broadcasting and ended up on the engineering side of that industry. He worked mainly on sports outside broadcasts for 32 years, which gave him plenty of time off in the week to concentrate on his lifelong hobby of horology. He joined the Antiquarian Horological Society (AHS), BHI, the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC) in the USA and has served on the council of both the AHS and BHI. He also taught horology for the local council and the BHI. Jim’s horological interest is mainly in complicated pocket and wrist watches but includes both mechanical and electronic precision timekeeping.
Robert Loomes FBHI
Robert is a fellow of the British Horological Institute and currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors at the BHI. He is a professional watch, clockmaker and horological restorer.
Professor Denis Peach
Denis became a Trustee in January 2022. He is a hydrogeologist and before retiring to work on projects on a consultancy basis was Chief Scientist of the British Geological Survey (BGS). Denis is an Hon. Professor at Birmingham University and a visiting Professor at Imperial College, London. He currently takes an interest in fundraising for new projects for the Museum and his interest is in time itself, particularly geological and space-time.