We are starting the New Year with the fantastic news that our Chief Executive, Ros Kerslake, has been recognised in The Queen’s New Year’s honours list with an OBE for services to British heritage.
Ros has been Chief Executive since August 2006 and over the past 9 years has established the organisation as the foremost heritage regeneration charity in the UK. In her time here she has overseen the regeneration of Middleport Pottery, which has received 9 awards since it opened in June 2014, including a Europa Nostra Award, Europe’s most prestigious heritage prize. She has also overseen the establishment of our first-of-its-kind nation-wide education programme BRICK.
Ros has worked across the heritage sector for many years, encouraging partnership and collaborative working. She has been a Trustee of The Heritage Alliance since 2014 – a coalition of over 100 heritage bodies in England and Wales. She has also been Chair of the Regeneration Leaders Network for 15 years, bringing together leaders in regeneration and place making to exchange ideas and problem solve.
Ros said: ‘Being mentioned on the honours list has been such a wonderful surprise. I really feel this award recognises the amazing work of the team and Trustees at The Prince’s Regeneration Trust over the years, and of the team at our Middleport Pottery project, which has been such a success. It also highlights the great importance of the work of the heritage sector more widely. I am absolutely thrilled that we are going into the New Year with such a wonderful recognition.’