John Penrose, Minister for Tourism and Heritage, has appointed Ian Barlow as Trustee of Historic Royal Palaces, ex officio, as Chairman of Historic Royal Palaces Campaign Board. His current term of appointment comes to an end on 30 June 2011, at which time he may be reappointed for a further term.
Ian is a chartered accountant, retired from KPMG in March 2010, after over 36 years with the firm, latterly as Senior Partner, London. He is now a non executive director of Smith & Nephew plc, The Brunner Investment Trust plc, PA Consulting Group and Candy & Candy. He is Chairman of The Racecourse Association, the trade association for Britain's racecourses. He plays a leading role in London's business community as a member of the boards of the London Development Agency and London First and as Chairman of Think London, the inward investment agency.