Honorary Fellow

Kate Mavor

  • I grew up in Glasgow, arriving at Trinity in 1980 to study Modern Languages (French and German).
  • I went on to study Marketing at what is now the University of Westminster.
  • I am now Chief Executive at English Heritage.
Kate Mavor


I am currently Chief Executive at English Heritage, a charity which protects and brings to life the stories of over 420 unique historic sites and 500,000 surviving treasures in the guardianship of the State. Before this, I was CEO at the National Trust for Scotland, a conservation charity. I have worked in various sectors including running a youth volunteering charity, a private-equity backed telephone interpreting service and a market research agency focusing on Poland. My marketing roles were with an international language school group and various book publishing firms. I live in the hills in Wales with the husband I met on my first day at Trinity (author Andrew Williams) and we have two sons and an elderly Labradoodle.