Sir Laurie Magnus, currently our Deputy Chairman, has been appointed as the new Chairman of English Heritage.
Sir Laurie will step down as our Deputy Chairman in September.
Simon Jenkins, Chairman, says:
“We are sad that Laurie will be leaving the National Trust but delighted that he will taking up this role to help lead English Heritage at this exciting time.
“Laurie has had a long and distinguished career at the centre of the Trust’s work for eleven years. During this time he has overseen the implementation of our new governance regime, helped to restore the Trust’s finances and has been an enthusiastic supporter of our work to bring our places to life.
“We wish him well in his new role as he continues to champion the nation’s heritage.”