Press office

Press office

Who we are

We are the largest funder for the UK’s heritage, and we operate in all parts of England and the devolved nations. Our teams across the UK are governed by a Board of Trustees and an executive team of decision makers – chaired by CEO Eilish McGuinness.

The trustees lead our strategic development, which is outlined in our Strategic Funding Framework – a plan we have set up for National Lottery investment until 2024. 

In March 2023 we launched a new 10-year strategy: Heritage 2033. We’ve published the first three-year delivery plan which includes details about our budgets and priorities, and forthcoming changes to National Lottery Grants for Heritage. For now though, organisations should continue to apply for funding using our current guidance and outcomes.

For press-related enquiries, please find our relevant contacts below.

For national / consumer / trade / specialist enquiries

Shiona Mackay, Head of Media and Public Relations, tel: 07926 120 537, email:

Hannah Dolby, Media and Public Relations Manager, tel: 07511 216 812, email:

Claire Monaghan, Media and Public Relations Manager, tel: 07759 704 078, email:

Rhianon Davies, Media and Public Relations Manager, tel: 07935 664 179, email:

For regional and country enquiries


Andrew Thompson, tel: 07548 763 217, email:



Northern Ireland

Kathryn Cochrane, tel: 07517 907 600, email:

England: Midlands and East

Joy Corcec, tel: 07749 714 256, email: 

England: North

Ellen Hunter, tel: 07749 715 853, email:

England: London and South

Lizzie Jane, tel: 07511 178 979, email:

Out of hours mobile: 07935 664 179