Register of Interests - board and committees

Register of Interests - board and committees

Trustee and Committee Members' register of interests.

Updated on 19 February 2024


Claire Feehily


Member, The Honourable Company of Gloucestershire

Committee Member, The National Trust Minchinhampton and Rodborough Commons Committee

Non-Executive Director, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Chair of Board of Trustees, Stroud and Cotswold Citizens Advice

Vice Chair of Board of Trustees, The Brandon Trust

Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee, BSW Integrated Care Board


Julian Glover


Board Member, Buxton International Festival

Director, Derbyshire and London Limited


Ray Macfarlane


Trustee, Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Chair, Museums Galleries Scotland

Chair, Scottish Legal Aid Board

Chair, Hopetoun Foundation


Trustee, National Galleries of Scotland Foundation


Taryn Nixon


Trustee, National Trails UK

Trustee, National Heritage Memorial Fund

Principal, Taryn Nixon Heritage Works


Chief Executive, Museum of London Archaeology


Carol Pyrah


Director, Newcastle Parks Enterprises Ltd (trading company of Urban Green Newcastle)

Chief Executive, Urban Green Newcastle

Company Secretary (Voluntary), Castle Bolton Water Company Ltd


Trustee, Churches Conservation Trust

Commissioner, Cathedral Fabric Commission for England

Executive Director, Historic Coventry Trust

Assistant Director of Planning, Historic England


Mukesh Sharma


Trustee, Royal Ulster Constabulary, George Gross, Police Service of Northern Ireland Benevolent Fund

Member, Northern Ireland Council for The Prince’s Trust

Board Member, Northern Ireland Policing Board

Director, Artsekta Ltd

Director, Moving on Music

Director, Thriftway Travel

Director, S and M Properties

Director, Goliath Trust

Deputy Lieutenant – Belfast, The Belfast Lieutenancy

NI Committee Chair, Barnardos


Director, Hannon Travel


Simon Thurley


Trustee, Wren 300

Board Member, Palace of Westminster Restoration and Renewal Delivery Authority

President, London Appreciation Society

Chair, Andrew Lloyd-Webber Foundation

Patron, London Parks and Gardens Trust

Patron, City of London Archaeological Society

Board Member and Trustee, British Library

Managing Director, Architrave Historical Services Ltd

Partner, Kingstaithe Museum

Architectural Advisor, Stephen A Schwarzman Foundation

Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Historical Research

Honorary Vice-President and committee member, Society for Court Studies

Parochial Church Council member and Fabric Officer, All Saints Church South Lynn

Worked with clients over past five years: Crosby Hall, Harrods, Hever Castle, The Bantam Press, Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Trent Park Estate, William Collins Publishers, Conholt Nominees

Visiting Professor, Gresham College

Member (House membership for his property, Clifton House), Historic Houses

Trustee (Spouse, Dr Anna Keay), Pilgrim Trust

Director (Spouse, Dr Anna Keay), Landmark Trust

Trustee (Spouse, Dr Anna Keay), Royal Collection


Trustee, Canal and River Trust (2010 to 2015)

Trustee, English Heritage Foundation (2010 to 2015)

Board Member, Palace of Westminster Restoration and Renewal Sponsor Body

President, Huntingdonshire Local History Society (2004 to 2019)

Chair, Lloyd-Webber Theatres Drury Lane steering group

Council Member, St. Paul’s Cathedral (1999 to 2015)

Chief Executive, English Heritage (until 2015)

Worked with clients over past five years: The Royal Collection Trust, Theatre Royal Haymarket, Treasure Houses of England, Turuthna Muscat, Oman, Welsh Government

Worked with clients over past five years: Access Entertainment, Castle Howard Estate, Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Elveden Estate, Suffolk, Medina Development Authority, Ministry of Justice, Norfolk Archaeological Trust, The Chitra Collection, London

Governor (Spouse, Dr Anna Keay), Beadales School


NHMF Panel

Peter Barber


Trustee, Hereford Mappa Mundi and Chained Library Trust

Trustee, JB Harley Fellowships

Council Member, London Topographical Society

Council Member, Hakluyt Society

Council Member, Lauderdale House Society

Committee member, Reviewing Committee for the Export of Works of Art  (RCEWA)

Trustee, Memorial Scrolls Trust

President, Hornsey Historical Society

Director/Trustee, Imago Mundi Ltd


Vice-chairman, Friends of Kenwood


Lennox Cato DL


Panellist, NHMF


Tessa Murdoch


Chair of Trustees, Huguenot Museum, Rochester


Research Curator, Rosalind and Arthur Gilbert Collection, Victoria and Albert Museum

Curatorial Adviser, Handel & Hendrix


Geoff Pick


Trustee, Stationers Hall Charity

Chair, UK Archive Service Accreditation Committee


Board Member, Archives for London

Chair, London Archives Partnership

Chair, Archives and Records Association of the UK and Ireland

Head of Service for Guildhall Art Gallery and Keats House, City of London Corporation

Archivist, Lambeth Palace Library, Church of England

Archivist, Worcester Cathedral, Church of England

Director, London Metropolitan Archives, City of London Corporation


Orlando Rock


Trustee, The Cosmic House

Chairman, Christie's UK

Co-Custodian, Burghley House Preservation Trust


England, London & South

Stephen Boyce


Trustee, Common Ground

Adviser, St Barbe Museum & Art Gallery, Lymington, Hampshire

Chair of Strategic Advisory Group, South West Museum Development Programme

Chair of Shadow Board, Artful Scribe Literature development agency,  Southampton


Trustee, SPUD

Programme Associate, Creative Local Growth Fund

Founder and Trustee, Winchester Poetry Festival


Nicole Collomb


Senior Policy and Programme Officer, Greater London Authority


Nick Holliday


Board Member, Cotswolds AONB/National Landscape

Trustee, Campaign for National Parks

Trustee, NAAONBs

Authority Member, Exmoor National Park Authority


Caroline Kay


Trustee and Council Member, The National Trust


CEO, Bath Preservation Trust (2007-2021)


Lydia Lee


Volunteer, Young Lives Foundation

Assistant Director, Culture and Regeneration, London Borough of Bromley


Engaging Places Advisor, CABE


Richard Smith


Director, The Tank Museum

Chairman, Dorset Tourism Association

Chairman, Tank Museum Trading Company Ltd

Director, The Tank Museum, Ministry of Defence


Trustee, Kimmeridge Trust

Member, The Kimmeridge Trust


Neena Sohal


Trustee, South Asian Diaspora Arts Archive

Director, Rethinking Asian History Foundation CIC

Vice Chair, Arts Asia


England, Midlands & East

Heather Broughton


Trustee, National Gas Museum Trust

Board Member, Derby Museums Trust

Committee Member, Ethics Committee, Museums Association

Chair, East Midlands Regional Archives Sustainability Network

Expert Advisor, Historic England

Expert Advisor, The Battle of Bosworth Art Trail

Independent Parish Councillor, Market Bosworth

Assistant Director, Communities and Wellbeing, Leicestershire County Council

Chairman, Market Bosworth Heritage Society

Volunteer, Museum of East Anglian Life (MEAL)


Tony Butler


Executive Director, Derby Museums


Harr-Joht Padam


Research Programme Manager, Tate

Non-Executive Director/Trustee, Nishkam Civic Association


Chris Starkie


CEO, New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership


England, North

Jim Cokill


Member, Natural History Society of Northumbria

Chair, County Durham Environment and Climate Change Partnership

Director, Durham Wildlife Trust

Member, Northumbria Region Flood and Coastal Committee

Project Lead, BrightWater Landscape Partnership – DWT is lead organisation and accountable body

Company Director, Mammal Web

Company director, Durham Wildlife Services Ltd


Member, Lit and Phil, Newcastle

Board Member, Land of Oak and Iron Landscape Partnership

Board member, Limestone Landscapes Landscape Partnership

Board member, North East England Nature Partnership


Edward Impey


Master and Director General, Royal Armouries Museum

Executive Board Director, English Heritage


Sarah McLeod


CEO, Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust


Catherine Mugonyi


Trustee, Creative Lives (formerly Voluntary Arts)

Director, Aunty Social CIC

Project Manager & Programmer Winter Gardens Film Festival, Winter Gardens Trust,  Aunty Social CIC

Clore Transform Fellowship, Supported by Arts Council England. Clore Fellowship: cultural sector leadership development programme.

Director of Aunty Social CIC, Aunty Social CIC/Blackpool Council/Blackpool Heritage Action Zone: Involvement with Blackpool Heritage Action Zone (Historic England). Beneficiary of capital funding via Blackpool Council. Commissioned by Blackpool Council to deliver HAZ Cultural Programme activity.


Equality Advisor (Provided advice & support to Showtown/Museum Project), Blackpool Council

Creative Producer (Freelance), Blackpool Council, National Piers Society, World Monuments Fund

Sea Change Conference Coordinator (Freelance), Blackpool Council, World Monuments Fund, ICOMOS UK

Researcher for Blackpool Heritage Action Zone cultural programme (through Aunty Social CIC on a consultant basis), Blackpool Council, Aunty Social CIC

Creative Programmer, The Harris, Preston City Council

Freelancer (provided staff development sessions Jan-Feb 2022), Showtown Blackpool (Blackpool Museum Project)


Stephen Welsh


Trustee, Homotopia

Freelance Cultural Practitioner, Self-employed

Upon their request, submitted co-creation consultancy proposal to St John the Baptist's Church in Rochdale. No confirmation yet.


Project Curator, International Slavery Museum

Committee Member, Islamic Art and Material Culture Subject Specialist Network 

Curator of Living Cultures, Manchester Museum


John Williams


Police Support Volunteer, North Yorkshire Police

Trustee, The Leonard Chamberlain Trust

Governor, Bradford College

Governor, Askham Bryan College, York

Member, Friends of Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Board Member, Beyond Housing

Committee Member, The Riverside Group

Parish Councillor, Byland with Wass and Oldstead Parish Council


Trustee, Hull Unitarian Church

Trustee, Park Lane Trust

Member, The Princes Trust West Yorkshire Committee

Board Member, Leeds Federated Housing Association

Board Member, Impact Housing Association

Adviser, Ruskin Mill Trust

Board Member, Karbon Homes 


Northern Ireland

Patricia Corbett


Trustee, Grand Opera House Belfast


Member, Board of Tourism NI

Northern Ireland representative on the Board, Visit Britain


Olive Hill


Commissioner, Commissioner of Irish Lights


Jim McGreevy


Member of Management Advisory Committee, Armagh Robinson Library


Sally Montgomery


Member, Historic Monuments Council

Commissioner of Irish Lights, Irish Lights

Board Director, Mourne Heritage Trust


Board Director (ended 2021), Maritime Belfast

Chair, Castlewellan Forest Park Task and Finish Board (ended 2021), Newry Mourne and Down Council


Darren Rice


Member, Northern Ireland Protected Areas Network (NIPAN)

AONB and Geopark Manager, Newry, Mourne and Down District Council


Member of the Board of Directors, Mourne Gullion & Lecale Rural Development Partnership



Mike Benson


Director, Scottish Crannog Centre


Robert Cawston


Director of Digital and Service Transformation (From August 2023), National Libraries Scotland


Liz Davidson


Senior Project Manager, Glasgow School of Art

Trustee Director, Glasgow Building Preservation Trust


Trustee, Architectural Heritage Fund

Member, Historic Buildings Council for Scotland

Chair, UK Association of Preservation Trusts

Trustee, Kilmahew St Peter's Trust

Trustee, Strathclyde Building Preservation Trust

Project Director, Merchant City Initiative (HLF-funded regeneration programme)

Director, Glasgow Building Preservation Trust


Stuart Housden


Trustee, The Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest Trust

Trustee, The Gillman charitable trusts

Trustee, Highlands and Islands Environment Forum

Honorary Fellow, Scottish Environment Link

Member of Natural Heritage Advisory Committee, National Trust for Scotland

Chair of Trustees, Scottish Seabird Centre


Trustee, National Trust for Scotland

Member, Crown Estate Scottish Advisory Committee

Committee Member, Scottish Water Customer Forum

Chair, Scottish Government Rural Development Council

Chair-unpaid, Peatland Alliance (SCIO)

Board Director, RSPB/RSPB Scotland

Member, Scottish Power Environment Forum – unpaid, Scottish Power

Member, Scottish Forum on Natural Capital Executive Committee-unpaid, Partnership

Rapporteur to the EU sub-committee inquiry into European Biodiversity policy & practice, House of Lords


Fiona McLean


Non-Executive Director, Cairngorms National Park Authority

Non-Executive Director, Historic Environment Scotland

Rector, University of the Highlands and Islands


Chair, Highland Home Carers

Non-Executive Director, Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

Vice Chair of Court, University of the Highlands and Islands


Andy Milne


Contributing member, Heart of Midlothian FC


Chief Executive, SURF; Scotland’s Regeneration Network


Sally Thomas


Honorary Fellow, Scottish Environment Link

Community Councillor, Pencaitland & District Community Council

Charity Trustee, Andrew Raven Trust SC039488

Charity Trustee and Company Director, Plantlife International England and Wales (1059559), Scotland (SC038951)


Director of People and Nature, NatureScot



Pedr ap Llwyd


Trustee, Friends of the National Library

Member, Friends of the Friendless Church

Fellow, The Learned Society of Wales

Chief Executive and National Librarian, National Library of Wales

Professor, University of Wales

Member of the Gorsedd, The National Eisteddfod of Wales


Caroline Crewe-Read


Commissioner, Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historic Monuments of Wales


Head of Partnerships and Philanthropy, Historic England


David Robinson


Occasional paid writing work (not consultancy), Cadw


Employee, Cadw


Shaheen Sutton


Staff, Natural Resources Wales


Audit and Risk

Warren Mead


CEO, Sumer Group Limited

Board Advisor, Cleveland & Co


COO, Partner, KPMG LLP


Robert Milburn


Trustee, Paintings in Hospitals

Non-executive member of Audit and Risk Assurance Committee, Department for Business and Trade

Trustee and Chair, CodeBrave Foundation

Trustee and Governor, The Lady Eleanor Holles School

Co-opted member of the Audit and Risk Committee, Canal and River Trust


Trustee, London Parks and Green Spaces Forum

Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Non-executive member of the Audit and Risk Committee, The National Archives

Non-executive member of the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee, Valuation Office Agency

Independent member of the Audit and Risk Committee, Marie Curie