Register of Interests – Board and committees

Register of Interests – Board and committees

Trustee and committee members' register of interests.

Updated on 1 July 2024


Anna Eavis 


CEO, Oxford Preservation Trust

Trustee, Leeds Castle Foundation

Trustee, Corpus Vitrearum (Great Britain) 

Member, Fabric Advisory Committee, Canterbury Cathedral

Member, Fabric Advisory Committee, Salisbury Cathedral

Member, Oxford Balboa (Not for profit unincorporated Association)

Member (Spouse, John McNeill), Fabric Advisory Committee, St Albans Cathedral

Hon. Secretary (Spouse, John McNeill), British Archaeological Association

Commissioner (Brother-in-law, Ben Derbyshire), Historic England


Trustee, The Stained Glass Museum

Curatorial Director, English Heritage


Julian Glover


Board Member, Buxton International Festival

Director, Derbyshire and London Limited


Roisha Hughes


Founder and Director, Reading the Room Ltd. 


Denise Lewis-Poulton


NED, S4C, National Television Channel for Wales

Viramal, member of its Advisory Board

Executive Masters Student, The Royal Academy and Maastricht University.


Ray Macfarlane


Trustee, Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Chair, Museums Galleries Scotland

Chair, Hopetoun House Preservation Trust


Trustee, National Galleries of Scotland Foundation 

Chair, Scottish Legal Aid Board

Chair, Hopetoun 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 Enterprise Ltd (trading company of Urban Green Newcastle)

Chief Executive, Urban Green Newcastle 

Company Secretary (Voluntary), Castle Bolton Water Company Ltd.


Trustee, Churches Conservation Trust

Executive Director, Historic Coventry Trust

Assistant Director of Planning, Historic England

Commissioner, Cathedral Fabric Commission for England


Mukesh Sharma


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

Director, Artsekta Ltd.

Director, Moving on Music

Director, Thriftway Travel

Director, S and M Properties

Director, Goliath Trust

Deputy Lieutenant, Belfast, The Belfast Lieutenancy

Member, Northern Ireland Council for The Prince’s Trust

NI Committee Chair, Barnardo’s

Chair, Northern Ireland Policing Board


Director, Hannon Travel


Simon Thurley


Member of Capital Projects Committee, British Library    

Director, Palace of Westminster Restoration and Renewal Delivery Authority    

President, London Appreciation Society    

Patron, London Parks and Gardens Trust    

Vice President, City of London Archaeological Society    

Managing Director, Architrave Historical Services Ltd    

Partner, Kingstaithe Museum    

Architectural Advisor, Stephen A Schwarzman Foundation     

Trustee now Chair, Andrew Lloyd-Webber Foundation

Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Historical Research    

Honorary Vice-President, Society for Court Studies     

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

Trent Park Estate, William Collins Publishers, Conholt Nominees, Castle Howard Estate

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


Spouse, Dr Anna Keay, is current Director of the Landmark Trust, Trustee of the Royal Collection, and Pilgrim Trust Trustee



Trustee, Canal and River Trust (2010 to 2015)    

English Heritage Foundation (2010 to 2015)    

Chief Executive, English Heritage (until 2015)    

Chair, Lloyd-Webber Theatres Drury Lane steering group    

President, Huntingdonshire Local History Society (2004 to 2019)    

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

Visiting Professor and Provost, Gresham College    

Board Member and Trustee, British Library    

Worked with clients over past 5 years, The Royal Collection Trust, Theatre Royal Haymarket, Treasure Houses of England, Welsh Government     

Worked with clients over past 5 years, Access Entertainment, Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Medina Development Authority, Norfolk

Archaeological Trust, The Chitra Collection, London    

Spouse, Dr Anna Keay, is a former Governor of Beadales School 


James Twining


Chief Executive, Magnus Financial Discretionary Management

Chief Executive, Wren Sterling Financial Planning

Governor, Merchant Taylor’s School

Liveryman, Merchant Taylor’s Company


Deputy Chair and Trustee, English Heritage 


NHMF Panel

Peter Barber


Trustee, Hereford Mappa Mundi and Chained Library Trust

Trustee, JB Harley Fellowships

Council Member, London Topographical Society

Council Member, Lauderdale House Society

Trustee, Memorial Scrolls Trust

President, Hornsey Historical Society

Director/Trustee, Imago Mundi Ltd


Council Member, Hakluyt Society

Vice-chairman, Friends of Kenwood

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


Lennox Cato 


Panellist, NHMF


Aonghus MacKechnie

No interests declared


Sally Montgomery


Trustee, National Museums Northern Ireland

Member, Historic Monuments Council

Commissioner of Irish Lights, Irish Lights

Board Director, Mourne Heritage Trust


Board Director, Maritime Belfast (ended 2021)

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


Tessa Murdoch


Chair of Trustees, Huguenot Museum, Rochester

Deputy Chair, Acceptance in Lieu Panel, Arts Council England

Volunteer, Specialist Subject Network, National Trust


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

Curatorial Adviser, Handel & Hendrix

Member of Advisory Committee on Curation and Interpretation, National Trust


Orlando Rock


Trustee, The Cosmic House

Chairman, Christie's UK

Co-Custodian, Burghley House Preservation Trust


England, London & South

Stephen Boyce


Trustee, Common Ground

Chair of Strategic Advisory Group, South West Museum Development Programme

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

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


Trustee, SPUD (developing collaborations in art, architecture and education)

Programme Associate, Creative Local Growth Fund 

Founder and Trustee, Winchester Poetry Festival


Gemma Collins


Director of Property & Asset Strategy, Parliament UK


Nicole Collomb


Senior Policy and Programme Officer, Greater London Authority

Partner is a Director, Peabody Housing Association


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

Chair-elect of Board of Trustees, Wiltshire Museum (taking up post September 2024)


CEO, Bath Preservation Trust (2007-2021)


Anooshka Rawden


Committee member - Arts Council England, UK Museum Accreditation Committee

Cultural Heritage Lead - South Downs National Park Authority


Richard Smith


Executive Director - Gresham College


Trustee - Kimmeridge Trust

Director - The Tank Museum

Director - Dorset LEP

Member - The Kimmeridge Trust

Director, The Tank Museum, Ministry of Defence

Chairman - Dorset Tourism Association

Chairman - Tank Museum Trading Company ltd


Carole Stewart 

No interests declared


Andrew Vines 

No interests declared


England, Midlands & East

Tony Butler


Executive Director, Derby Museums


Jonathan Clarke


Senior Architectural Investigator, English Heritage 


Veryan Heal


Fellow, Society of Antiquaries of London

Member of Friends Group, Friends of Malvern Priory

Advice and grant awarding in former employment with Historic England to 2019. Occasional volunteer, Historic Coventry Trust


Harr-Joht Kaur


Research Programme Manager, Tate

Non-Executive Director/Trustee, Nishkam Civic Association


Glyn Morgan


St Faith’s Church, Dorstone

Trustee, Three Counties Agricultural Society

Consultant, NMITE

Membership, Snodhill Preservation Trust

Advisor, HM Chapels Royal

PCC member, St Peter’s Church, Peterchurch, Herefordshire 


Chief Executive, Hereford Cathedral Perpetual Trust

Chapter Clerk & Chief Executive, Hereford Cathedral

Churchwarden & PCC member, St Peter’s Church, Peterchurch 

Jo Smith


Board Member, University of Derby Business School

CEO, Derbyshire Wildlife Trust

Landscape Advisory Panel Member, Natural England


Chris Starkie


Director of Growth and Investment, Norfolk County Council


England, North

Zulfiqar Ahmed 

No interests declared


Gill Chitty


Trustee and Bursary Officer, York Consortium for Craft & Conservation


Jeremy Garside


Trustee, Middlesbrough Environment City

Chief Executive, Tees Valley Wildlife Trust Limited

Member of the Management Board, Environmental Records Information Centre, North East


Tony Gates


Council Member, North East Chamber of Commerce

Chief Executive, Northumberland National Park Authority

Steering Group Member, Great North Bog

Steering Group Member, Nature North

Corporate Member, National Parks England

Corporate Member, National Parks Partnership Limited


Director, National Federation of ALMOS

Director, Northumberland Tourism Limited

Director, Active Northumberland

Director, Kielder Water and Forest Park Development Trust

Chair of the Group Board, Your Homes Newcastle

Chair and Director, Ouseburn Trust


Edward Impey


Master and Director General, Royal Armouries Museum

Executive Board Director (former employee), English Heritage (as was)


Addeel Khan 

No interests to declare


Sarah McLeod


CEO, Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust


Catherine Mugonyi


Director, Aunty Social CIC

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

Director of Aunty Social CIC: 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, Aunty Social CIC/Blackpool Council/ Blackpool Heritage Action Zone

Coordinator, North West Craft Network, Manchester Craft and Design Centre


Trustee, "Creative Lives (formerly Voluntary Arts) 2016-2023"

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)

Clore Transform Fellow (2023/24), Supported by Arts Council England. Clore Fellowship: cultural sector leadership development programme.


Stephen Welsh


Freelance Cultural Practitioner, Self-employed

Consultant, Mather & Co. have been appointed as the designers for the Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens capital project and I will be supporting them to create a co-development design strategy with museum staff and redevelopment consultants.


Project Curator, International Slavery Museum

Committee Member, Islamic Art and Material Culture Subject Specialist Network  

Curator of Living Cultures, Manchester Museum 

Trustee, Homotopia

Upon their request, I submitted a co-creation consultancy proposal to the National Lottery Heritage Fund North funded project St John the Baptist's Church in Rochdale, and I was appointed to deliver this piece of work, St John the Baptist's Church in Rochdale.

Consultant, Imperial War Museum Duxford has appointed me as a consultant to review the activity plan for their proposed capital project for which it intends to submit a grant application to the Fund.


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


Nikki McVeigh


Trustee, Grand Opera House, Belfast

Senior National Consultant, National Trust


Chief Executive, Ulster Architectural Heritage


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, Northern Ireland Environment Link


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, National Libraries Scotland


Stuart Housden


Trustee, The Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest Trust

Trustee, The Gillman charitable trusts

Trustee, Highlands and Islands Environment Forum

Honorary Fellow, Scottish Environment Link

Chair of Trustees, Scottish Seabird Centre


Trustee, National Trust for Scotland

Member, Crown Estate Scottish Advisory Committee

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

Member of natural heritage advisory committee, National Trust for Scotland

Committee member, Scottish Water Customer Forum


Fiona McLean


Board Member, Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland

Rector, University of the Highlands and Islands

Non-executive director, Cairngorms National Park Authority


Chair, Highland Home Carers

Non-executive director, Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

Non-executive director, Historic Environment Scotland

Vice Chair of Court, University of the Highlands and Islands


Andy Milne


Contributing member of The Foundation of Hearts: A not for profit organisation which ensures fan ownership of, and input to the running of the Heart of Midlothian football club.


Chief Executive (2003–2021), SURF; Scotland’s Regeneration Network


Diana Murray


Trustee, Scottish International Education Trust

Chair, Scottish Association for Marine Science

President, Society of Antiquaries of Scotland


Trustee, Scottish Seabird Centre

Trustee, Royal Botanic Gardens of Edinburgh

Chair, Arts and Business Scotland

Chief Executive, Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland and latterly Historic Environment Scotland to 2016


Lizzie Swarbrick


Trustee, Scotland’s Churches Trust

Steering Group Member, Belhaven Community Garden


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 Libraries 

Member, Friends of the Friendless Churches)

Non-executive director, Coleg Cymraeg Genedlaethol 

Chief Executive and National Librarian, National Library of Wales 

Fellow, The Learned Society of Wales 

Professor, University of Wales Trinity Saint David 

Member of The Gorsedd, The National Eisteddfod of Wales


Caroline Crewe-Read


Interim Chair, Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historic Monuments of Wales


Head of Partnerships and Philanthropy, Historic England


Karen Lewis


Non-executive member, Ofcom Advisory Committee for Wales

Non-executive member, LLais Cymru


Emyr Roberts


Member, RSPB

Member, Glas Cymru

Member of Committee, Cymdeithas Enwau Lleoedd Cymru, Welsh Place Names Society


Chief Executive, Natural Resources Wales

Director General, Welsh Government

Chair of Council, Aberystwyth University


Shaheen Sutton


Lead Specialist Advisor, Diversity & Inclusion, Natural Resources Wales


Diane Williams


Freeland editor, National Trust

Publications, Cadw, Welsh Government


Audit and Risk

Warren Mead


CEO, Sumer Group Limited

Board Advisor, Cleveland & Co


COO, Partner, KPMG LLP


Robert Milburn


Trustee, Paintings in Hospitals

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 Audit and Risk Assurance Committee, Department for Business and Trade

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

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