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
Professor Sir Barry Cunliffe CBE
Mr Peter Draper
Mr David Fursdon
Ms Jane Kennedy
Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence KCVO, CB, ADC
Mr Martin Moore
Mr Graham Morrison
Mr John Walker CBE
Baroness Young of Hornsey OBE
2013: 19 and 20 February; 23 and 24 April; 18 June; 11 July; 11 September; 30 October; 11 December
2014: 25 and 26 February; 29 and 30 April; 17 June; 24 June; 10 and 11 September; 21 October; 9 December