Dr Ingrid Samuel OBE
Acting Chair, The Heritage Alliance
Ingrid Samuel

Ingrid Samuel joined the Board of Trustees of The Heritage Alliance in 2015 and has served as its Acting Chair since 2023. She currently works as the Director of Placemaking & Heritage at the National Trust, where she has strategic responsibility for policy development, advocacy, research, and practice across heritage, land use planning, landscape, architecture, and new design. She has a doctorate in Modern History from the University of Cambridge.

She joined the National Trust in 2011 after nearly a decade working as a civil servant in the Department of Culture, Media & Sport, where she held numerous roles including Head of Heritage & Architecture and Head of Properties & Ceremonial Branch. In 2022, Ingrid was awarded an OBE for services to heritage.