The skill, knowledge, commitment and enthusiasm of our staff and volunteers make English Heritage a special place to work. The range of roles and expertise is immense and draws people from a wide range of sectors and backgrounds.
As a registered charity, we are governed by a board of trustees who delegate day-to-day responsibility for the running of the organisation to a senior management team. Sir Tim Laurence is Chairman of the board of trustees and Kate Mavor is our Chief Executive.
Kate Mavor is the Chief Executive of English Heritage. She was formerly the Chief Executive of the National Trust for Scotland, where she arrived at a moment of financial crisis for the Trust. During her tenure there, she was instrumental in transforming the charity's fortunes, introducing a five-year-plan to restore its financial stability and giving it a new sense of purpose.
"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 momentous historic events took place. Individually and collectively these precious places tell a remarkable story."
Kate was previously Chief Executive of the UK interpreting service, Language Line, where she led a management buyout, and Chief Executive of the youth volunteering charity, Project Scotland. Her early career was spent in the book publishing and educational tourism industries in London. She was educated at Oxford University.
Sir Tim Laurence is now Chairman of English Heritage, having previously served for four years as a Commissioner. A career naval officer, his time in uniform ended after serving for three years as Chief Executive in charge of the Defence Estate, with responsibility for some 700 listed buildings, 1200 scheduled monuments and 170 Sites of Special Scientific Interest.
"This is a historic moment for us. With our new freedom as a charity, independent of government, our ability to engage with millions of people is now greatly strengthened. And our ambition is matched only by our determination to succeed."
Since then he has pursued his enthusiasm for regeneration as Chairman of two regeneration companies; for major projects, as Chairman of the Major Projects Association; and for heritage through his involvement with English Heritage and the HMS Victory Preservation Company. He is also a senior advisor to PA Consulting, a member of the First Great Western Advisory Board, a Trustee of RNLI and the naval representative on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
The collective role of the trustees is to provide strategic direction and constructive challenge to ensure English Heritage delivers its goals and objectives and is managed effectively.
- Sir Tim Laurence KCVO, CB, ADC
- James Twining
- Alex Balfour
- Vicky Barnsley (Howard), OBE
- Charles Gurassa
- Sukie Hemming
- Professor Ronald Hutton
- Sir Laurie Magnus
- Ian McCaig
- Kunle Oluode
- Professor David Olusoga OBE
- Sarah Staniforth, CBE
Senior Management Team
Work for English Heritage
GENDER PAY GAP
Like other large organisations, we’re legally required to report on the gender pay gap. It highlights differences in pay distribution between men and women across an organisation. It’s different to equal pay, which ensures men and women get paid the same for the same job. Instead, the gender pay gap records the average hourly difference in earnings between men and women.See Our Report