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Audit and Risk Assurance Committee Biographies

Mr Martin Moore, Chair

Before being appointed to the role of Chairman in July 2012 Martin had been CEO of PRUPIM for the previous 16 years.  PRUPIM is the real estate arm of M&G, the European fund management business of Prudential plc.

Martin is a Chartered Surveyor, past President and board member of the British Property Federation and a past Chairman of the Investment Property Forum.  He has been a Commissioner of The Crown Estate for eight years and subsequently an adviser to the organisation until the end of 2011.  He is a director of the F&C Commercial Property Trust and a Trustee of the Guildhall Trust.  Over the years he has held various other industry related appointments including membership of the Design Review Committee of CABE, Chairman of the Westminster Property Owners Association.

Martin was appointed as an English Heritage Commissioner in 2011, became the Chair of the Remuneration/HR Committee in January 2014 and sits additionally on the combined Business and Finance Committee. 

Mr Nicholas Boys Smith 

Nicholas is the founding director of Create Streets, a social enterprise that encourages the creation of popular urban environments and strives for constructive public influence on the planning and development process.

Nicholas is currently leading planning, development and urban design-related projects for public sector, private sector and community group clients. He is the author of many public policy studies and is an occasional columnist in Building magazine. He has been described by the Architects’ Journal as a ‘leading figure’ on issues to do with the built environment.

Nicholas was appointed as an Historic England Commissioner in 2016.

Ms Victoria Harley

Victoria Harley is Manager of the Brampton Bryan Estate, Herefordshire, and concentrates on preservation and reuse of traditional and historic buildings, together with landscape conservation. Through her links with the Historic Houses Association, she has wide experience in the management of historic houses.

She was previously director of Sotheby’s Carpet Department and latterly a freelance consultant. She served on the National Trust West Midlands Regional Advisory Board for seven years and is a trustee of the Offa’s Dyke Association. She is also governor of two schools.

Victoria was appointed as an English Heritage Commissioner in 2014 and serves additionally on the Designation Review Committee.

Mr Neil Mendoza

Neil started working life as a banker at JP Morgan in New York before moving to film finance. He co-founded the pioneering publishing agency, Forward, spending much of his career as an entrepreneur and non-executive director in the film, design, software and telecoms sectors.

He is Chairman of The Landmark Trust, Chairman of Children and the Arts, Vice-Chairman at Soho Theatre, and a Non-Executive Board member at the Department of Culture, Media and Sports.

Neil was appointed as an Historic England Commissioner in 2016.


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