I've been working on the Emile Mercier book for the National Cartoon Gallery for some time now (and presently have the pages in the hands of the two designers working with me on the project), and part of this has involved contacting Margaret Cameron, the manager of the National Cartoon Gallery. Margaret and I spoke about the project last week, and she told me her of news. Today she has made it official, with her announcement "that the time has come for [her] to move on and let new blood take the Gallery forward from here".
Margaret has been an amazing powerhouse behind the Gallery's recent refurbishment and extensions. She has ensured that it will be the most significate bricks and mortar structure dedicated to cartoons and associated (comic) arts into the future. She says she has moved from "knowing little about cartooning apart from [her] childhood Sunday newspaper readings" to being aware of just how important cartoonists (and, thus, comic creatives) are "in recording and reflecting contemporary life".
I don't think I have known anyone (perhaps with the exception of Jim Bridges) who has been such a passionate supporter of the medium. Certainly no-one has been able to bring this cartooning vision into such a tangible reality. So while Margaret plans to still be involved at "this year’s Rotary Cartoon Awards and Stanley Awards and also the November exhibition to celebrate 100 years of Ginger Meggs" her greater input is going to be greatly missed in cartooning circles. All the very best to you, Margaret!