The Historic England Commission

As the governing board of the Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England, the Commission has direct responsibility for the work of Historic England.

The Commission also has overall responsibility for the National Heritage Collection, which is managed by the English Heritage Trust on its behalf.

It comprises a maximum of 17 individuals, appointed by the Secretary of State for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, for their skill or professional standing in one or more area of expertise.



Sir Laurie Magnus


Paul Baker
Alex Balfour
Nicholas Boys Smith
Professor Martin Daunton
Sandra Dinneen 
Professor Michael Fulford CBE
Paul Farmer
Victoria Harley
Rosemarie MacQueen MBE
Neil Mendoza
Michael Morrison
Patrick Newberry
Charles O'Brien 
Susie Thornberry
Richard Upton

Meeting dates

2019: 14 February, 11 April, 20 June, 18 July, 9 October, 12 December 

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