The Trustees of the new English Heritage charity have announced that Kate Mavor has been appointed Chief Executive of the charity.
In April 2015, English Heritage will separate into two different organisations and Kate Mavor will become the charity’s first Chief Executive in May. Kate Mavor will lead the ambitious plans for the charity to become completely self-funding within eight years. The charity’s priorities include a major re-presentation of some of the sites and the largest conservation and maintenance programme in the Collection’s history costing £52m.
Kate Mavor moves to English Heritage from the National Trust for Scotland where she has been Chief Executive of Scotland’s biggest conservation charity since 2009. She arrived at the National Trust for Scotland at the height of the economic recession and at a moment of financial crisis for the Trust. She was instrumental in transforming the charity’s fortunes, introducing a five-year-plan to restore its financial stability and giving the charity a new sense of purpose.
Sir Tim Laurence, Chairman of the English Heritage charity, said:
“I am delighted that Kate will be joining us as our chief executive, bringing a wealth of experience from within and outside the heritage sector. This is an exciting moment in the history of the organisation as we become a charity. Years of planning and success have brought us to this point. Bringing history to life for millions of people each year, and caring for such important historic sites, is a huge privilege. Kate is exactly the right person to lead the new charity at this important time.”
Read the full press release on the English Heritage website.