Ian Barlow is appointed as Trustee of HRP

Ian Barlow is appointed as Trustee of HRP

Hampton Court in the snow

1 May 2011

John Penrose, Minister for Tourism and Heritage, appoints Ian Barlow as Trustee of Historic Royal Palaces

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.


Notes to editors

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. Although the palaces are owned by The Queen on behalf of the nation, Historic Royal Palaces receives no funding from the Government or the Crown and depends on the support of its visitors, members, donors, volunteers and sponsors. Historic Royal Palaces’ aim is to 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 established under Royal Charter. This provides for Trustees to be appointed either by Her Majesty The Queen, or by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with some Trustees being appointed, ex officio, by virtue of their holding another office. Trustees are not remunerated.

Following amendments to the Royal Charter in October 2010, the Chairman of Historic Royal Palaces’ Campaign Board is appointed as Trustee of Historic Royal Palaces ex officio.  The Campaign Board is a senior volunteer board and was created to provide independent guidance on both Historic Royal Palaces’ overall fundraising strategy and help with generating financial support for specific projects.  Ian Barlow has been Chairman of the Campaign Board since 1 July 2008.

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