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
Chairman

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

President

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.

WHO WE ARE

DIRECTOR

DR NICOLA STACEY

DR NICOLA STACEY

DR NICOLA STACEY

DIRECTOR

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.

JAMIE CAYZER-COLVIN

CHAIRMAN

Jamie Cayzer-Colvin has been Chairman of HOLT since 2017. Jamie has worked predominantly 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 sits on the Board of a number of public and private companies in the UK, 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

PRESIDENT

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.

EDWARD BENYON

CHAIRMAN OF HOLT'S PATRONS COMMITTEE

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.

TRUSTEES

Honorary Secretary: Mandy Perry

Honorary Treasurer: Chris Wheatley

Jamie

Ritblat

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.

Kit

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.

Michael

Hoare

Michael Hoare has had a business career in France and is a consultant to C. Hoare & Co., the UK’s oldest family-owned private bank. He is a former Chairman of the National Churches Trust, and is currently Treasurer and co-founder of the Future for Religious Heritage (Brussels), a Council Member of the Architectural Heritage Fund and La Sauvegarde de l’Art Francais (Paris), and a Trustee of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.

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.

John

Phillips

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.

Louisa 

McCarthy

Louisa McCarthy is a Managing Partner at ANM Communications, an independent communications agency representing destinations, luxury retail and lifestyle brands. With 20 years’ industry experience, Louisa provides strategic counsel, thought leadership and media liaison for a range of high end clients from LVMH to Bloomberg Arcade and has worked closely with London’s creative industries and property sector over the years. Louisa joined the Board of Heritage of London Trust in 2020.

Dr Patricia

Morison

Dr Patricia Morison has over 20 years’ experience advising major UK charitable trusts, assessing and managing £multi-million grants to the arts, heritage and social welfare sectors. She has been involved with innumerable projects to preserve or creatively adapt heritage sites of all sizes and support young people at risk. From 1987 – 1995 she was a journalist with the Financial Times and Telegraph where she wrote widely on culture. Patricia was a Fellow of New College and All Souls College, Oxford, and has a doctorate in medieval history.

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