Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin, Minister of Culture, appoints four new regional directors of cultural affairs.

  • Frédérique BOURA, currently Deputy Regional Director of Cultural Affairs of Hauts-de-France, is appointed Regional Director of Cultural Affairs of Normandy. She succeeds Jean-Paul OLLIVIER, who held these positions since January 2016.
  • Bénédicte LEFEUVRE, currently Director General of the Centre des Monuments Nationaux, is appointed Regional Director of Cultural Affairs of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur. She succeeds Marc CECCALDI, who held these positions since October 2015.
  • Maylis DESCAZEAUX-ROQUES, currently Deputy Regional Director for Cultural Affairs of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, is appointed Regional Director for Cultural Affairs of Nouvelle-Aquitaine. She succeeds Arnaud LITTARDI, who held these positions since April 2013.
  • Aymée ROGÉ, currently Director of Culture of the City and Eurométropole of Strasbourg, is appointed Regional Director of Cultural Affairs of Burgundy-Franche-Comté. She succeeds Anne MATHERON, who held this position since June 2018.

These four new regional directors will take up their duties in early 2021.

Hilaire MULTON was appointed Regional Director for Cultural Affairs of the Hauts-de-France region and took up his duties on 1er last December. He was until that date director of the National Archaeological Museum and the National Domain of Saint-Germain-en-Laye.

The Minister warmly welcomes these various appointments and wishes success to all the new directors and to the new director. She would like to warmly thank Jean-Paul OLLIVIER, Marc CECCALDI, Arnaud LITTARDI and Anne MATHERON, who are finishing their term and to salute their work in the service of Culture in the territories.

With these new appointments, the Ministry of Culture will now have 9 women and 12 men at the head of its decentralized services.

Frédérique BOURA, General Curator of Heritage, has been Deputy Regional Director of Cultural Affairs (DRAC) of Hauts-de-France since February 2017. Prior to that, she was Head of the General Inventory of Cultural Heritage in the Directorate-General for Heritage from 2015 to 2016; Deputy DRAC of Lorraine from 2012 to 2015; Head of the Inventory and Heritage Department at the Culture and Sports Directorate of the Alsace Regional Council from 2005 to 2011; Regional Curator of the General Inventory of Cultural Heritage at the Alsace DRAC from 2001 to 2005; Curator of Heritage in the Regional Service of Archaeology at the DRAC of Burgundy from 1995 to 2001 and curator of Heritage in the Regional Service of Archaeology at the DRAC of Lorraine from 1984 to 1995.

Bénédicte LEFEUVRE, contract agent, was until now Director General of the National Monuments Centre since 2012. Prior to that, she was Deputy Director of General and Financial Affairs in the Directorate-General for Heritage from 2010 to 2012; Secretary-General of the Heritage Programme in the Secretariat-General of the Ministry of Culture from 2006 to 2009; General Secretary of the Villa Arson in Nice from 1998 to 2004; Deputy General Delegate of the Film Library from 1993 to 1998; Associate Director in charge of international affairs at Eurocom Corporate (Havas Group) from 1990 to 1993 and director of studies in the political department of the BVA institute from 1986 to 1990.

Maylis DESCAZEAUX-ROQUES, Director of Labour, has been Deputy Regional Director of Cultural Affairs for Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur since 2016. Prior to that, she was Deputy Regional Director of Business, Competition, Consumer Affairs, Labour and Employment in Normandy from 2014 to 2016; General Secretary of the Centre National du Cinéma et de l'Image animée from 2010 to 2014; social adviser in the office of the Minister of Culture and Communication from 2007 to 2010; in charge of mission to the interdepartmental delegation for the fight against illegal work from 2003 to 2007 and head of the business center – employment in the departmental directorate of labour, Employment and vocational training in the Hautes-Pyrénées from 2000 to 2003.

Aymée ROGÉ, Territorial Administrator, was until now Director of Culture of the City and Eurométropole of Strasbourg since 2014. Previously, she was administrator of the Haute Ecole des Arts du Rhin from 2011 to 2014 and head of the school-based service and director of the school fund of the city and urban community of Strasbourg from 2007 to 2011.

Hilary MULTON, general curator of heritage, was until now director of the National Archaeological Museum and the National Domain of Saint-Germain en Laye since 2012. Previously, he served as Heritage Advisor, Museums, Archives, Art History and Memory to the Minister of Culture and Communication from 2010 to 2012; Director of the Centre culturel français de Turin from 2007 to 2010; Permanent consultant to the Centre d'Analyse et de Prévision of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2005 to 2007 and technical advisor speech, studies and prospective of the Secretary of State for Health Insurance then Minister of Health and Solidarity from 2004 to 2005.