It is with great sadness that we announce our Chief Executive Ros Kerslake is moving on from The Prince’s Regeneration Trust. Ros will be taking up the role of Chief Executive of the Heritage Lottery Fund and National Heritage Memorial Fund this summer, succeeding Carole Souter.
Ros has headed The Prince’s Regeneration Trust since its inception in 2006, when the two Prince’s charities The Phoenix Trust and Regeneration Through Heritage were merged. She has overseen its transformation into the foremost heritage-led regeneration charity in the UK, with a fast growing international reputation.
Amongst her many achievements, Ros led the team that saved one of the last working Victorian potteries in the UK, Middleport Pottery, bringing new life and business to the restored site. She was awarded an OBE in this year’s New Year’s Honours for services to British Heritage.
The Chair of HLF Sir Peter Luff said:
“Ros Kerslake has a rich background in heritage and an impressive commitment to the role it plays in making people’s lives better…. Ros will join HLF at an exciting time, delivering new schemes to support skills, young people and resilience in the sector. She has the experience and enthusiasm to provide a clear vision and leadership for HLF’s highly dedicated staff.’
“It is an enormous honour to be asked to lead an organisation which plays such a crucial role in supporting heritage all around the United Kingdom. Ensuring that the funds raised through the contributions of National Lottery players are used in a way that delivers real value to the community as a whole is a challenge that I take up with huge pleasure. I am stepping into very big shoes in taking over from Carole but I am looking forward very much to working with the exceptional team that she has established and to leading HLF on the next stage of its journey.”