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A future for all our pasts

Helping our members save the UK’s heritage assets.

Trustees & Staff

Heritage Trust Network has a small team of paid staff who manage and deliver its work. Governance, oversight and strategic direction is provide by our Board of Directors. Our Board members (who are not paid) all work in the heritage sector and have a passion for, and extensive knowledge of, community-led heritage regeneration.

Jeremy Fenn

Chair

Jeremy has worked at the National Lottery Heritage Fund for over 17 years. He has experience of most of the NLHF's grant programmes and has monitored BPT and townscapes projects across the South West, Wales and East Midlands.

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Martin Hulse

Trustee

Martin is a Project Manager working in regeneration with specialisms in heritage, sustainability and the implementation of public art. He has worked in the public, private and third sector and now focuses on the work of building preservation trusts and champions the role of small charitable organisations in making a big impact.

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Adam Hitchings

Trustee

Adam Hitchings is the Architectural Heritage Fund’s Wales Development Manager. He advises charities and social enterprises building capacity and project development, providing early project stage seed funding.
Prior to joining the AHF, he worked at the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for almost 15 years in a variety of roles. As a Development Officer he supported organisations throughout Wales in making applications across all grant programmes.

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Hopwood DePree

Trustee

Hopwood represents a key demographic of Heritage Trust Network's growing membership; Start Ups needing to capacity build and network quickly to tackle heritage at risk. He is working to save Hopwood Hall, now owned by Rochdale Borough Council. Owned by the family for five-hundred years until the early 20th century, Hopwood is now working with the local community to provide a new life for the building.

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Alan Clarke

Trustee

A Chartered Surveyor by background, Alan has spent the past 25 years specialising in the regeneration sector.

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Michael Guy

Trustee

Michael is the Chief Executive of the Heritage Trust for the North West. Previously he has been Director of Legal and Governance at the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Head of Legal Services for English Heritage.

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Lisa Brausem

Trustee

Lisa Brausem is the Guidance Delivery Adviser for Historic England where she supports the heritage sector with the latest expert research and guidance.

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Alice Ullathorne

Trustee

Alice is Head of Heritage at Heritage Lincolnshire with over 20 years’ experience working over the breadth of the heritage sector.

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Minder Kaur Athwal

Trustee

Minder has a varied career working in marketing, event planning, workshop facilitation and improv comedy. She is known for her problem solving, critical thinking, playfulness and people skills.

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Fleur Elkerton

Trustee

Fleur is a Senior Digital Communications Officer/Social Media Producer for the Houses of Parliament, creating content specifically about its heritage, archival collections, and ongoing architectural restoration projects.

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Karen Chalk

Trustee

Karen has worked for inclusion charity Circus Eruption in Swansea since 2015 and has led on the purchase and initial development of their Grade II listed former church, purchased in 2019.

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Emma Berry

Trustee

Emma Rose Berry is a Partner and Advanced Level Conservation Accredited Architect at LDN Architects in Edinburgh, where she leads historic building transformation projects located across the UK.

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David Tittle

Chief Executive

David joined the Heritage Trust Network as Chief Executive in May 2020. Previously he managed design review and other services for Design South East and before that he was Chief Executive of MADE, the built environment centre for the West Midlands.

David is based in England and works Monday – Friday

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Sarah Pearce

Development Officer for Scotland

Committed to ongoing learning and training in all areas related to Heritage Conservation and Urban Design, Sarah has broad ranging experience within the heritage sector in Scotland. Having joined from the Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland, Sarah brings with her the skills and expertise to support the growing number of charities and social enterprises working with heritage at risk.

Sarah is based in Scotland and works Monday – Friday

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Beverley Gormley

Programme Manager

Bev has managed national and regional projects in the heritage and environmental sectors since 2010, including flagship projects for the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts, Heritage Lincolnshire and the Woodland Trust.
She is passionate about making heritage and the Network more accessible to disabled people, volunteer training, coaching and up-skilling. Away from work, Bev is a founding committee member of Team GB Junior Roller Derby and is a trustee of the Open Bionics Foundation.

Beverley is based in England and works Monday – Friday

Vicki Cox

Membership Officer

Vicki has a real passion for the work of our members. She is here to help answer members' enquiries and to promote the incredible work that they do.

Vicki is based in England and works Monday – Thursday

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Izabella Maar

Heritage Trainee (Wales)

Izabella studied History for her undergraduate degree, followed by Cultural Heritage Management with Tourism. Since graduating from her MSc she has worked in both the heritage and community arts sectors, and is especially interested community engagement in heritage.

Izabella is based in Wales and is thrilled to start getting to know the various heritage organisations across the country, and exploring how she can support them.

Izabella is based in Wales and works Monday – Friday

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