The Commission is the governing Board of English Heritage. Its remit is governed by the National Heritage Act 1983 and other relevant legislation. The role of the Commission is to establish the overall strategic direction of the organisation within the policy and resources framework agreed with Government and to ensure that English Heritage complies with any statutory or administrative requirements for the use of public funds. It is the only body in the governance structure which can make binding decisions.
The Commission comprises a maximum of 17 individuals, appointed by the Secretary of State for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, for their skill or professional standing in one or more areas of expertise.
Sir Laurie Magnus
Ms Lynda Addison OBE
Mr Peter Draper
Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence KCVO, CB, ADC
Mr Martin Moore
Mr Graham Morrison
Baroness Young of Hornsey OBE
2014: 25 February; 30 April and 1 May; 17 June; 10 and 11 September; 21 October; 10 December
2015: 24 and 25 February; 21 and 22 April; 17 June; 8 and 9 September; 20 and 21 October; 9 December