Chief Executive of English Heritage

Trinity is delighted to report that Kate Mavor (Modern Languages, 1980) has been appointed Chief Executive of English Heritage.

English Heritage will separate into two different organisations in April and Ms Mavor, who has been Chief Executive of the National Trust for Scotland since 2009, will take up her role in May.

The charity will retain the name English Heritage and will look after the National Heritage Collection of more than 400 historic sites, including Stonehenge, the 1066 Battle of Hastings battlefield, Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden, Rievaulx Abbey, Kenwood, and parts of Hadrian’s Wall. The charity will also be responsible for the London blue plaques scheme. (Historic England, a Government service, will champion England’s wider heritage and give expert, constructive advice.)

Last year English Heritage received its largest number of visitors in over two decades and a record number of new members were recruited. Ms Mavor will lead plans for the charity to become completely self-funding within eight years. The charity’s priorities include a major re-presentation of some of the sites and the largest conservation and maintenance programme in the Collection’s history, costing £52m.

Kate Mavor:
It is a privilege to lead English Heritage on the first stage of its new journey as a charity. English Heritage looks after sites where significant historic events unfolded. Individually and collectively these precious places tell a remarkable story. I look forward to building on the great successes of my predecessors.