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Dr Nicola Stacey has 20 years' experience working in the UK heritage sector. She worked at the museum of London, followed by English Heritage for 10 years. She has a PHD in Archaeology from Oxford and is a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. She has been Director of HOLT since 2015.


Jamie Cayzer-Colvin took over from Dudley Fishburn as Chairman in November 2017. Jamie’s career has predominantly been spent in the investment management sector, most recently with Caledonia Investments plc, a unique company with a family heritage linked to five generations of the Cayzer family. He also sits on the board of directors of a number of public and private companies in the United Kingdom, the USA and Asia. Jamie has been involved in numerous charities over the years from the Royal Horticultural Society to Fine Cell Work, and has been Trustee of the Heritage of London Trust since 2012.



Martin Drury has dedicated his career over 30 years to the conservation of historic buildings. He was awarded a CBE in 2001 and the Esher Award in 2002 for services to the protection of historic buildings.

From 1996 until 2001 he was Director General of the National Trust and from 2003 until 2009 he was a Commissioner of the Royal Hospital. As well as President of the Heritage of London Trust, he is Vice-Chairman of the Attingham Trust and Vice-President of the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts. He is a Member of the St Paul’s Cathedral Fabric Advisory Committee.





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Dr Nicola Stacey has 25 years' experience working in the UK heritage sector. She worked at the Museum of London, followed by English Heritage for 10 years. She has a PhD in Archaeology from Oxford and is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. Nicola has published and lectured on history and archaeology in the UK, Middle East and USA. She has been Director of HOLT since 2015 and launched the Proud Places programme in 2020.




Sir Laurie Magnus CBE has been Chairman of HOLT since April 2023. In his 40-year career, Laurie has been involved with a wide range of charities, including as Chairman of Historic England for 10 years, Windsor Leadership and B-eat, as Deputy Chairman of the National Trust and as a trustee of English Heritage Trust, Landmark Trust and the Barbican Centre Trust. He is a Senior Adviser at Evercore Partners and chairs two investment trusts listed on the UK stock market.

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Martin Drury has dedicated his career over 35 years to the conservation of historic buildings. From 1996 until 2001 he was Director General of the National Trust and from 2003 until 2009 he was a Commissioner of the Royal Hospital. He was awarded a CBE in 2001 and the Esher Award in 2002 for services to the protection of historic buildings. He has been President of the Heritage of London Trust since 2015.

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We are deeply honoured to have His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester, KG, GCVO as our Patron. The Duke has been Royal Patron of the Trust since its foundation in 1980 and takes an active role, visiting projects and supporting the Trust and its work across London.


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Edward Benyon has over 35 years’ property experience and manages the family’s Benyon Estate in Hackney, comprising around 300 properties located within the conservation area of De Beauvoir Town. The estate has its origins in the 17th century and was laid out from the 1830s. Edward is trustee of the March Foundation and the Stratfield Mortimer Relief in Need Fund and has served on HOLT’s Board of Trustees since 2011.

Vice Presidents:   Jamie Cayzer-Colvin   |  Dudley Fishburn   |   Michael Hoare

Honorary Secretary:   David Sykes       |   Honorary Treasurer:   Richard Johnston  

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Jamie Ritblat is Chairman and Chief Executive of Delancey, an investment advisory company specialising in property development. He has thirty years experience and knowledge of London’s property sector, supporting buildings and projects which benefit the public. He has been responsible for restoring and refurbishing numerous listed buildings and has been instrumental in major public realm projects across London such as the transformation of the former London 2012 Olympic Village into a new neighbourhood for London, East Village. Jamie joined the Board of the Heritage of London Trust in 2016.

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Kemp MBE

Kit Kemp is a multi-award winning interior designer, co-owner and Design Director for Firmdale Hotels. She has helped lead the design and redevelopment of eight five star boutique hotels in London since the 1980s, including Ham Yard Hotel – the transformation and regeneration of a deserted site in Soho. As well as London, she has led hotel projects in New York. She has long experience of combining contemporary design with historic buildings and has won many individual design awards. In 2012, she received an MBE for services to the hotel industry and charity.

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Richard Johnston is former CEO of Endemol Shine UK, the leading TV producer of a diverse range of multi-award winning drama. He began his television career in 1996 and has 25 years’ experience of leading creative talent and driving new commercial opportunities. During his time at Endemol, the company grew from a boutique producer to a global powerhouse. Richard has been a trustee of LAMDA and currently Chairs ScreenSkills, the industry-led skills body for the screen industries. He is committed to improving education, training and access to the creative industries. Richard joined the Board of the Heritage of London Trust in 2021.

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Melanie Stoutzker has 30 years' experience as a fundraising professional, most recently as Development Director at The London Library. Prior to this she was an independent consultant working with numerous cultural and arts organisations across London, including the V&A Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, Somerset House, the Southbank and Barbican Centres. She has led many high profile fundraising campaigns and brings a deep knowledge of the philanthropy sector to the Board. She joined in 2024.

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Cllr Dora Dixon-Fyle MBE

Cllr Dora Dixon-Fyle has been a Labour councillor in Southwark for 18 years, and has recently served as Mayor of Southwark, one of the boroughs in London most transformed through regeneration. She has served the cabinet executive continuously since 2010 and held the portfolios of Public Health & Adult Social Care, Education and Children’s Services and Arts, Culture and Events as well as served on boards either as trustee or chair of trustees for various charities both international and local to south London. Dora was awarded the MBE in 2011 for services to local government.

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John Phillips has more than 30 years’ experience in corporate law and is the Partner-in-Charge of the London office of the global law firm Jones Day. He has served on various committees of the firm and is a trustee of the Jones Day Foundation. He oversees Jones Day London’s social inclusion efforts, which in 2019 saw over 1,000 students from under represented backgrounds receive training and guidance under its Aspiring Professionals programme. John has a long standing interest in heritage and a passion for the restoration of historic buildings and is working closely with HOLT on the Proud Places programme.


Prof Pippa Catterall

Pippa Catterall is Professor of History and Policy at the University of Westminster, editor of National Identities and Chair of AIDS Memory UK. She has published widely on subjects including heritage, the media, constitutional history and international relations and has been Director of the Institute of Contemporary British History and Visiting Lecturer at the Cass Business School. Her work includes recapturing marginalised histories and she is an expert speaker on the relationship between inclusivity and public space. Her recent project ‘Queering Public Space’ is influencing architects and developers around the world. Pippa joined the Board of HOLT in 2022.

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Sarah Booth

Sarah has over twenty years’ experience in London's communications, news, public relations and broadcast industry. She is Director of Communications at Banijay UK, a TV production group which houses twenty seven independent production labels making a variety of television and content for the UK and beyond. Prior to joining Banijay UK (previously Endemol Shine UK) Sarah was Deputy Head of Press & Publicity at Channel 4 and headed Communications at talkback THAMES. Sarah joined the Heritage of London Trust Board in 2023. 

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