Teddy Bears Picnic on the 20th of July, 11am-3pm

Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust is a registered charity, formed in 2014 to look after key structures, objects and historic records within the Royal Borough of Greenwich

Learning · To help people learn and find out about the history and heritage of our borough

Access · To promote the use of the buildings, grounds and collections in our care

Conservation · To care for our heritage buildings for the benefit of the public and future generations

Our role in Greenwich

We care for important historic buildings such as Charlton House & Gardens, Charlton Assembly Room, Tudor Barn, the Museum Collections & Archive of the Royal Greenwich, as well as memorials across the borough.

Our aim is to ensure the future of the Royal Borough’s rich heritage whilst bringing that heritage to life for everyone, through exhibitions, tours, walks and activities.

Trustees

Len Duvall, OBE

Chair

Len has been a Member of the London Assembly for Greenwich and Lewisham since 2000, before which he was a Labour councillor for the former London Borough of Greenwich for ten years. He was appointed to the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II in 1998. Len was born and raised in Woolwich.

Philip Croall

Vice-Chair

Philip is a retired solicitor who has lived locally for almost 40 years. He worked as a commercial disputes partner at one of the U.K.’s largest firms for more than 25 years, numbering the Bank of England among his regular clients. He retired from professional practice in 2019.

Henrietta Billings

Trustee

Henrietta has been the director of SAVE Britain's Heritage since 2016. She has worked in the planning and heritage sectors for over ten years. Previously she was Senior Conservation Adviser for the Twentieth Century Society. Henrietta is a chartered town planner with extensive experience in private sector consultancy and a background in journalism.

Bill Edgerley

Trustee

Bill is a chartered surveyor, and local resident for almost 40 years. He trained as a civil engineer, worked for UNHCR and one of the U.K.’s largest commercial property developers and now advises on property development projects.

Dr Nigel Fletcher

Trustee

Nigel is a teaching fellow at King’s College London, where he lectures in Politics and Contemporary History. He currently serves on the Advisory Council on National Records and Archives, and is one of its representatives on the Forum on Historical Manuscripts and Academic Research. He lives locally, and was a councillor in the Royal Borough of Greenwich for 13 years.

Richard Goodwin

Trustee

Richard is a local resident, having lived a short walk from Charlton House for more than 30 years. Trained as an architect, he is a management consultant specialising in strategy and visualisation of business problems.

Tony Mitton

Trustee

Tony is a local resident, having lived in the borough for the past twenty years.

Lakshan Saldin

Trustee

Lakshan is a chartered engineer and works as an advisor providing technical, project, and risk management services to a range of industries. He is also a current trustee of the Greenwich Winter Night Shelter locally, and a past trustee of the Museum of the Broads in Stalham, Norfolk. Lakshan has lived in Charlton for over 25 years and is a councillor for Charlton Hornfair.

Jo van den Broek

Trustee

Jo is one of the councillors for Charlton Village & Riverside. She is currently business director of a small charity which teaches counselling and psychotherapy, and worked for many years with a national local government organisation. She has lived in Greenwich for over 40 years.

Team

Our team works to celebrate the history of Royal Greenwich and sustain its legacy for future generations.

Janet Denne

Chief Executive Officer

Carolyn Ayers

Director of Conservation, Estates, and Projects

Ian Davis

Head of Finance

Abayomi Lawal

Events Assistant

Bonnie Meagher

Facilities Coordinator

George Hills

Venue Bookings Coordinator

Karen Nee

Finance Manager

Jessica Gjini

Head of Commercial & Marketing

Mary Ross

Collections Manager

Hakeem Shittu

Visitor Assistant

Pauline Watson

Archivist

Tamara Brown

PA to the CEO

Clive Brown

Visitor Assistant

Simon Welch

Visitor Assistant

Hilary Wood

Education Coordinator

Volunteer with the trust

Take a look at the volunteering opportunities that are currently available with Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust
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Who we work with

Royal Borough

of Greenwich

Visit Greenwich

National Lottery Heritage Fund

Historic Houses

Museums Association

Association of Chief Execs of Voluntary Organisations

World Monuments Fund

Visitor Attraction Quality

National Council for Voluntary Organisations

Global Fusion Music and Arts

London South East Colleges

Arts Marketing Association

Living Wage Foundation

Fundraising Regulator