Our Trustees

We have an invaluable board of trustees, with a wealth of experience and expertise. We are very grateful for their belief and determination in supporting our mission of rescuing British heritage for community-benefit.

Ian Marcus


Ian was in the banking industry for over 32 years having previously worked for Bank of America, UBS, NatWest and Bankers Trust/Deutsche, always focusing on the real estate industry. Ian joined Credit Suisse First Boston in 1999 to establish the Real Estate Group, and became Managing Director and Chairman of the European Real Estate Investment Banking Group before retiring in 2012.

He is a Crown Estate Commissioner, Chairman of the Bank of England Property Forum, a member of Redevco’s Advisory Board, the Senior Independent Director for Secure Income REIT and sits on the board of Town Centre Securities. He was appointed as a Senior Consultant to Eastdil Secured and Wells Fargo Securities in 2013. He is past President of the British Property Federation, and past Chairman of the Investment Property Forum.

Ian is a member of the University of Cambridge Department of Land Economy Advisory Group, an Eminent Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, and a member of the Chartered Surveyors Livery Company.

David Brownlow

David Brownlow


Born in 1963, David graduated from Newcastle Polytechnic with a degree in Economics in 1986, and began his career with Thames Valley Police. In 1989 he moved into recruitment and in 1996 he co-founded his own recruitment consultancy, Huntswood. In 1999, the business expanded its services and now trades as a business process outsourcer, specialising in the provision of resource-based solutions to address governance, risk management and compliance requirements primarily in the UK financial services sector.

In autumn 2005 David was named the national ‘Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year’ in the Ernst & Young / Sunday Times / Coutts Awards. In November 2007, David was named ‘Best Chief Executive’ at the Industry Awards' Ceremony which recognises outstanding service to compliance and regulation.

Having run Huntswood since 1996 David stood down as its CEO in November 2011 and became Deputy Chairman. Today his other business interests include running his own investment and trading group, Havisham. In 2013, this acquired the majority of Astbury Marsden, a London based recruitment consultancy with offices in Singapore. Additionally, he is an investor in JSCsport - a sports media relations and sponsorship company.

As well as being a Trustee of PFBC, His Royal Highness has made David a Trustee at Dumfries House in Scotland. As well as working on the Trust, David is overseeing the development of 600 new homes next to the Dumfries House Estate at Knockroon and thanks to David's personal donation the Trust is restoring the estate's four and a half acre walled garden.

David is a Patron of both The Prince of Wales Hospice in Pontefract and of the NSPCC 'FULL STOP' Campaign. He is also a keen supporter of The National Osteoporosis Society. He also has his own charity- 'The David Brownlow Charitable Foundation'.

Peter Dart

Peter Dart


Peter Dart is a marketer, working for Sir Martin Sorrell in WPP. He worked closely with the Foundation's management team to develop the new brand identity for The Prince's Foundation for Building Community.

Previous to WPP, Peter was an entrepreneur, founding a marketing consultancy called 'Added Value' in 1988, which he sold to WPP in 2001. Before that he was a marketing director for Unilever in Europe and Asia.

He read Physics in Hertford College, Oxford, where he was also the Organ Scholar. He owns one of England's award-winning vineyards - Stanlake Park - where he lives with his wife Annette and their three teenage children.

Jim Mackinnon

Jim Mackinnon CBE


Jim MacKinnon has had a distinguished career in planning and placemaking. He retired as Director of the Built Environment and Chief Planner for Scotland in 2012. In addition to serving as a Trustee, he was oversees the built environment activities of the North Highland Initiative on behalf of its patron, The Duke of Rothesay.

Jim was appointed Chief Planner and Head of Planning and Building Standards Group in Scotland in November 2000. In January 2008 he became Director for the Built Environment with responsibility for architecture and place making, building standards and planning.

He led the most significant reforms of the planning system in Scotland in over 50 years which including new legislation, a second National Planning Framework, culture change in planning and the Scottish Sustainable Communities Initiative which has attracted international interest from urban planners. He has spoken widely across Scotland, the UK and Europe (Germany, Lithuania, Netherlands and Portugal) as well as lecturing in China and the USA.

He was a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and in November 2008 was made an Honorary Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Jim graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Geography in 1974 followed by a Diploma in Town Planning with Distinction from the University of Strathclyde in 1977.

He was awarded a CBE in the 2012 New Years Honours list.

Hugh Petter

Hugh Petter


Hugh Petter is an architect and urban designer, specialising in traditional design. His work includes new buildings, alterations, extensions and repairs to historic properties, as well as design consultancy and master-planning in Britain, Italy, the Caribbean, North America and Russia.

Hugh graduated from Portsmouth School of Architecture with a Distinction in 1990. He won Rome Scholarships in 1990 and 1991 before returning to London in 1992 to establish the Foundation Course at The Prince of Wales's Institute of Architecture, where he served as Senior Tutor for six years. After joining ADAM Architecture in 1993, Hugh became a Director in 1997. He regularly publishes articles and essays on architectural subjects and serves periodically as a visiting tutor, governor, and external examiner to several colleges, both in the UK and abroad. Hugh lives in Hampshire with his wife and two children in a listed Georgian house.

As well as being a trustee of The Prince's Foundation, Hugh is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, an elected Brother of the Art Workers’ Guild and was Chairman of the AWG Trustees from 2006 to 2009. He is a member of the RIBA Planning Group, a member of the International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture and Urbanism (INTBAU) and an elected Member of INTBAU’s International College of Traditional Practitioners. In addition, Hugh is an Academician at the Academy of Urbanism, a member of the Council of Advisors for the Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America (ICA&CA) in New York, and a member of the Fine Arts Faculty of the British School at Rome. He is currently vice-Chairman of The Georgian Group, and serves on the Design Review Panels of the South Downs National Park, and Design South East.

Christopher Boyle

Christopher Boyle QC

Advisory Board

Christopher Boyle is a barrister, specialising in Town and Country Planning, Environmental, Compulsory Purchase and Infrastructure Law at Landmark Chambers, London. Since 2006, he's been Secretary of the Planning and Environment Bar Association and he was a founder committee member of the Compulsory Purchase Association.

In 2007 Christopher was elected to the Council of the National Trust and was appointed to the National Trust Land Use and Access Panel in 2009. He subsequently served on the National Trust Stonehenge Advisory Group. From 2007-2011, Christopher sat as an Associate Director of the University of Cumbria. Christopher was educated at Sedbergh and at Merton College, Oxford.

He's married with three children and lives in Cumbria, where he organically farms a 400-acre upland estate. He's a member of the Georgian Group and the Garden History Society.

Fionnuala Jay O'Boyle


Fionnuala is Principal Associate of Jay Associates Public & Government Affairs based in Belfast. She was previously on the Council of Management of the AHF and has been Chairman of Belfast Civic Trust, and member of the Northern Ireland Historic Buildings Council. She founded, and remains a working Director of the Belfast Building Preservation Trust