Market Hall, The Square, Chipping Campden,  Gloucestershire. Interior view showing arches.
Market Hall, The Square, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire. Interior view showing arches.
Market Hall, The Square, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire. Interior view showing arches.

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 areas of expertise.

Membership
Name and role
Name

Lord Mendoza CBE

Title and organisation
Chairman
Details

Name and role
Name

Nairita Chakraborty

Details

Name and role
Name

Sandie Dawe CBE

Details

Name and role
Name

Ben Derbyshire

Details

Name and role
Name

Sandra Dinneen OBE

Details

Name and role
Name

Paul Farmer

Details

Name and role
Name

Jane, Lady Gibson OBE

Details

Name and role
Name

Professor Helena Hamerow

Details

Name and role
Name

Dame Julie Kenny

Details

Name and role
Name

Sir Jonathan Marsden

Details

Name and role
Name

Patrick Newberry

Details

Name and role
Name

Robert Sackville-West

Details

Name and role
Name

Susie Thornberry

Details

Name and role
Name

Richard Upton

Details

Name and role
Name

Sue Wilkinson

Details

Commission meetings

Historic England publishes the public minutes of its Commission meetings as soon as they are approved as a correct record.

Please note that the Commission generally meets six times a year.

If you would like copies of any meeting papers that are available to the public and which pre-date those available on this page, please contact us.

Meeting dates

2024: 21 March, 13 June, 19 September, 12 December

Minutes of past meetings

Declarations of Interest

Registers of Interest are maintained for the Commission, the Historic England Advisory Committee, the London Advisory Committee, and the Historic England Executive Team. They record any significant, ongoing interest a member may have and are reviewed by the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee twice yearly.

If a member has an interest on a specific case to be discussed at a meeting this should be declared at the start of the meeting and recorded in the minutes.

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