13 August 2019
Updated 25 March. In line with Public Health England guidance, we have taken the decision to close all six of our palaces and gardens until 31st May. We will be reviewing this and will keep you updated. Please read our statement for further information. Read our statement
The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has appointed Sarah Jenkins as a Trustee of Historic Royal Palaces, the independent charity responsible for the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace, Kew Palace, Banqueting House and Hillsborough Castle and Gardens in Northern Ireland. Her appointment will take effect from 13 August 2019 and will be for an initial three-year term.
Sarah is Chief Marketing Officer of Grey London; one of the UK’s largest advertising agencies and one of the most awarded across the last decade. Previously Head of Account Management, she has been responsible for some of the agency’s flagship accounts - including the British Heart Foundation - and across her advertising career has driven marketing activity for organisations as diverse as Mars, GlaxoSmithKline, Procter & Gamble and the Home Office.
A champion of creativity, in particular within schools, Sarah is also the co-founder of the Advertising Diversity Taskforce (ADT); a collective of the UK's most progressive advertising and media agencies. The ADT work together to create legacy initiatives to make advertising and marketing a more accessible place for people from diverse backgrounds and to drive greater diversity within campaigns.
Sarah is a regular speaker, news commentator and industry panellist. She has been recognised with numerous accolades including a Fellowship from the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA).
Sarah joins the Board of Trustees at a busy time for Historic Royal Palaces. In Northern Ireland, the charity has just completed a major project to transform Hillsborough Castle and Gardens, opening them up to the widest possible audience, while at Kensington Palace, two major new displays celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria in 2019.
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Media and PR Manager, Historic Royal Palaces
Historic Royal Palaces is the independent charity that looks after the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, the Banqueting House, Kensington Palace, Kew Palace and Hillsborough Castle and Gardens. We help everyone explore the story of how monarchs and people have shaped society, in some of the greatest palaces ever built. We raise all our own funds and depend on the support of our visitors, members, donors, sponsors and volunteers. With the exception of Hillsborough Castle and Gardens, these palaces are owned by The Queen on behalf of the nation, and we manage them for the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. Historic Royal Palaces cares for Hillsborough Castle and Gardens under a separate contract with the Northern Ireland Office. Registered charity number 1068852. For more information visit www.hrp.org.uk