Historic Royal Palaces announces new Trustee - Jan 2009

Historic Royal Palaces announces new Trustee - Jan 2009


Historic Royal Palaces has announced that Sophie Andreae has been appointed as a Trustee. Her term of appointment will run from 1 January 2009 to 31 December 2011.

Sophie Andreae is an experienced historic buildings professional, who currently holds a series of posts including Trustee of the Greenwich Foundation, Council Member of the National Trust, and Member of St Paul’s Cathedral Fabric Advisory Committee. Prior to this, she served as Secretary and Chairman of SAVE Britain’s Heritage (1976-1984 and 1984-1988 respectively), and Head of the London Division of English Heritage (1988-1993), before taking up post as a Royal Fine Arts Commissioner (1996-1999). In 1999, she was appointed to the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment, where she served two terms before standing down in 2004. She is a member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation.

Charles Mackay, Chairman of Historic Royal Palaces said: “We are delighted to welcome Sophie to the Board of Trustees. She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to Historic Royal Palaces that will be valued by her colleagues on the board and by the executive team, and will contribute greatly to the organisation.”
Sophie succeeds Bridget Cherry who stepped down as Trustee of Historic Royal Palaces after two, 3-year terms in December 2008. Charles Mackay said: “We are extremely grateful to Bridget who, for six years, was a dedicated Trustee. She has made many excellent contributions to Historic Royal Palaces from which the charity will continue to benefit in the future.”

Historic Royal Palaces’ Board of Trustees consists of a Chairman and ten other Trustees, all of whom are non- executive. The Chairman is appointed by The Queen on the advice of the Secretary of State. Four other Trustees are appointed by The Queen and six by the Secretary of State (of which Sophie Andreae is one).

The appointments are part-time, unpaid and last for three years.  Trustees (other than ex-officio trustees of whom there are currently three) normally serve two terms and, in exceptional circumstances, may be appointed for a final term of three years.  Trustees are carefully selected for their skills and experience to support Historic Royal Palaces’ work.

Current Trustees of Historic Royal Palaces:

• Charles Mackay (Chairman)
• Sir Alan Reid KCVO (Deputy Chairman)
• Sophie Andreae
• Dawn Austwick OBE
• Sue Farr
• John Hamer
• Sir Trevor McDonald OBE
• Sir Adrian Montague CBE
• Malcolm Reading
• Sir Hugh Roberts KCVO
• General Sir Roger Wheeler GCB CBE (Constable of HM Tower of London)

Notes to editors:

For more information on Historic Royal Palaces, please contact the Press Office on 020 3166 6166 or e-mail vikki.wood@hrp.org.uk 

Historic Royal Palaces is the independent charity that looks after the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, the Banqueting House, Kensington Palace and Kew Palace.  We help everyone explore the story of how monarchs and people have shaped society, in some of the greatest palaces ever built.

Historic Royal Palaces is a public corporation. We receive no funding from the Government or the Crown, so we depend on the support of our visitors, members, donors, sponsors and volunteers.

These palaces are owned by The Queen on behalf of the nation, and we manage them for the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.

We believe in four principles.  Guardianship: giving these palaces a future as long and valuable as their past. Discovery: encouraging people to make links with their own lives and today’s world.  Showmanship: doing everything with panache. Independence: having our own point of view and finding new ways to do our work.

Registered charity number 1068852

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