Historic England CEO to join June Future Cities Forum
Duncan Wilson OBE will be contributing to our Future Cities Forum research event at Burlington House, London, on 13th June,
Duncan became Chief Executive of the newly formed Historic England in May 2015. Historic England is responsible for the statutory protection of all of England's historic environment, from castles and country houses to historic town centres and industrial buildings including historic landscapes and archaeological sites. It operates through a network of regional offices, working closely with developers, local authorities and private owners to champion heritage in all its forms.
From 2011 to 2015 Duncan led the Alexandra Park and Palace Trust, developing a major regeneration scheme to rescue the Victorian theatre and world famous BBC television studios. He was Chief Executive of the Greenwich Foundation between 2002 and 2011 for the Old Royal Naval College where he was responsible for bringing one of Europe's finest and most extensive groups of baroque buildings to the public, interpreting and caring for them for over one million new visitors a year. Prior to 2002 Duncan was Director of the Somerset House Trust where from 1997 he led the project to restore the public spaces and open the site to visitors, creating a new landmark for London.