Charles Mackay - Chairman
Charles Mackay is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Historic Royal Palaces, a Member of the Business Board of the House of Habib, a member of the Advisory Council of INSEAD and a Trustee of the Development Trust (for the Mentally Handicapped). He was Chairman of Production Services Network Ltd from 2009 to 2011, of TDG plc from 2000 to 2008 and of Eurotunnel Group from 2001 to 2004 (having been Deputy Chairman from 1999 to 2001 and a Non-Executive Director from 1997). He has also served on the Boards of HSBC, British Airways, Johnson Matthey (Senior Independent Director), Thistle Hotels (Deputy Chairman), Gucci and INSEAD among others. He was Chief Executive of Inchcape plc between 1991 and 1996, having been Executive Chairman of Inchcape Pacific from 1986 to 1991. He worked previously with BP, McKinsey, Pakhoed Holding and Chloride. He has lived and worked in Continental Europe, Asia and Africa as well as the UK.
Sir Alan Reid KCVO
Keeper of the Privy Purse and Treasurer to The Queen since 2002. Also Receiver General of the Duchy of Lancaster. Formerly Chief Operating Officer for KPMG in the UK, his career at KPMG included being Global and European Chairman for Management Consulting, and Global and European Chief Financial Officer. Sir Alan is Chairman of Royal Collection Enterprises Ltd., a Trustee of the Royal Collection Trust and Chairman of The Queen’s Silver Jubilee Trust. He is also involved with various other charities including the RNLI of which Sir Alan is a Trustee and Treasurer.
Sophie Andreae DSG, FSA
An experienced historic buildings professional, who is also a Trustee of the Greenwich Foundation and a Council Member of the National Trust. She was a Member of St Paul’s Cathedral Fabric Advisory Committee (1991-2011) and a Trustee of the Georgian Group (1992-2011).. Prior to this, she served as Head of London Division of English Heritage, before being appointed Commissioner of the Royal Fine Art Commission and of its successor body, the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE), where she served two terms before standing down in 2004. She is a Member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation.
Dawn Austwick OBE
Chief Executive of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. She was Deputy Director of the British Museum, and was Project Director of Tate Modern (1995-2000). Formerly she was Principal Consultant at KPMG, Theatre Manager of the Half Moon Theatre and Projects Co-ordinator at Arts & Business. Dawn is the Chairman of Foundations Forum and is a Member of the independent Philanthropy Review. Dawn is a Director of Big Society Capital. She has an MBA from the London Business School and an honorary doctorate from London Metropolitan University.
Ian Barlow DL
Retired from KPMG in March 2010 after over 36 years with the firm, latterly as Senior Partner, London. He is Chairman of WSP Group plc and a non-executive Director of Smith & Nephew plc, The Brunner Investment Trust plc and PA Consulting Group. He is also Chairman of The Racecourse Association, the trade association for Britain's 60 racecourses and a board member of Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs. Ian is Chairman of our Campaign Board.
Liz Cleaver (since 27th May 2011)
An experienced media professional with a long and distinguished career at the BBC. Here she fulfilled a variety of roles from radio and television production to launching BBC Knowledge, the forerunner of BBC 4, setting up the interactive capability for all factual and learning programmes and as Controller, BBC Learning, responsibility for the BBC’s learning output and activity.
Before moving to the BBC, Liz originally worked as a History teacher. Liz is currently a Digital Consultant, Chair of The Reading Agency, a Trustee of Crisis and also a Trustee of the Royal Free Charity.
General the Lord Dannatt GCB CBE MC DL
159th Constable of the Tower of London, following 40 years in the British Army. Final appointment was as Chief of the General Staff (2006-2009). He is a Trustee of the Royal Armouries; Trustee, the Windsor Leadership Trust; President and Founder Patron, Help for Heroes; Patron, Royal British Legion Norfolk; Patron, Hope and Homes for Children; Patron, Street Child of Sierra Leone; President, ABF / The Soldier’s Charity Norfolk; Vice Patron, St Dunstan’s; Member of the Appeal Board, Combat Stress; President of YMCA Norfolk and President of the Norfolk Churches Trust. He is a Senior Adviser to a number of companies in the defence and security sectors and Chairman of the Durham Global Security Institute Strategic Advisory Board. He is a Crossbench member of The House of Lords and a Deputy Lieutenant for the counties of Greater London and Norfolk.