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Remuneration and Appointments Committee Biographies

The biographies for members of Historic England's Remuneration and Appointments Committee.

Baroness Young of Hornsey OBE, Chair

After a successful acting career in theatre and television, Lola became a writer, cultural critic, public speaker and broadcaster.

As Professor of Cultural Studies she was seconded to the Black Cultural Archives, where she secured substantial funding. Subsequently, Lola became Head of Culture at the Greater London Authority.

Regularly involved in judging, eg the Art Fund Prize, Lola has been an independent member of the House of Lords since 2004.

She established the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Ethics and Sustainability in Fashion and recently completed a major report – The Young Review: Improving Outcomes for Young Black and Muslim Offenders.

She advises arts, cultural and heritage organisations on policy issues and produces creative events. Lola has sat on the Boards of the South Bank Centre, the Royal National Theatre, the Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts and The National Archives and is currently a trustee of Somerset House.

Lola was appointed as a Commissioner for English Heritage in 2011.

Ms Sally Balcombe

Sally Balcombe was Chief Marketing Officer for Travelport GDS from 2008-2011, responsible for all aspects of the marketing mix: the product portfolio with specific ownership of product strategy and management; strategic pricing; market strategy and research; brand; and websites and marketing communications globally.

She is currently advising a number of sectors, primarily focusing on travel, on their multi-channel and digital strategies. Sally has been a board member of VisitBritain since 2013 and was appointed its CEO in September 2014. She also sits as a non-executive Director on two online travel businesses. Sally was appointed as an English Heritage Commissioner in June 2014 and also sits on the Business and Finance Committee.

Mr Alan Hurst

Alan’s career spans over 30 years. He has held a variety of roles in central government, was a principal consultant with Towers Perrin (now Towers Watson) and now leads QCG, which he set up in January 2000.

Alan’s consulting expertise covers a wide range of strategy, business performance and HR areas, including organisation design, performance measurement and reward, at executive level and below. He also consults on business management and strategy issues, particularly for clients going through major change. He regularly works at Board level and with top management on both relationship management and as a facilitator, coach or mentor.

Alan has held a number of non-executive positions and is advisor to a number of Remuneration Committees, mainly private companies and not-for-profit organisations.

Alan joined the Remuneration and HR Committee in June 2015.

Sir Laurie Magnus

Sir Laurie Magnus was appointed Chairman of English Heritage on 1 September 2013 and remains Chairman of Historic England. Prior to this appointment he had been Deputy Chairman of the National Trust since 2005 and an elected member of the Trust’s Council since 2003.

Sir Laurie is Deputy Chairman (Europe) of Evercore Partners and holds a number of non-executive directorships within the finance sector. He has over 35 years of experience in the corporate finance advisory business, including in South East Asia.

In the not for profit sector, Sir Laurie is Deputy Chairman of the Windsor Leadership Trust, a Trustee of the Landmark Trust and a Trustee of the Allchurches Trust. Sir Laurie was a member of the UK Listing Authority Advisory Committee from 2001 until May 2011.

Sir Laurie is also a member of Historic England's Business and Finance Committee, and is a member of the English Heritage Board of Trustees.

Mr Martin Moore

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 Ltd 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 Audit and Risk Assurance Committee in January 2012 and sits additionally on Business and Finance Committees.

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