English Heritage CEO to step down

Image: Kate Mavor (English Heritage)

Kate Mavor CBE will take up a new role at The University of Oxford in September


The CEO of English Heritage has announced she will step down from the role later this year.

Kate Mavor CBE has been the Chief Executive of English Heritage since 2015, where she led the organisation from government body to independent charity.

She was formerly the Chief Executive of the National Trust for Scotland and of the youth volunteering charity, Project Scotland.

In a post on LinkedIn, Mavor wrote: “I feel genuinely sad to be announcing my departure this summer from my beloved English Heritage.

“All good things must come to an end. It has been an enormous privilege to lead the organisation through its first years as a charity and to work with such a delightful community of dedicated people across the sector.”

The University of Oxford this week announced that Mavor will become Master of St Cross College from September 2023.

Rana Mitter, acting Master of St Cross, said: ‘We are thrilled that a figure with Kate’s breadth and range of experience will lead the College into the next stage of its development. I am confident that Kate will enhance and deepen the College’s sense of community and help it to extend its horizons even further.’

Mavor said of the new appointment: “I am delighted to be joining such an outstanding academic community and look forward very much to building on the College’s international reputation for excellence.”

English Heritage has been approached for comment on Mavor’s successor.