Trustees & Guardians
The Guardians' Committee is responsible for upholding the ethos and traditions of the SPAB. The committee meets ten times a year and plays a leading role in our listed building casework and historic building policy discussions. SPAB trustees oversee the everyday running of the Society. They provide guidance and leadership on all governance matters. The trustee board made up of 12 members, eight of whom are elected from the Guardians' Committee.
Guardians are elected from the membership each year. SPAB members are invited to put themselves forward for the Guardians' Committee, with candidacy papers included in the spring issue of The SPAB Magazine. If you are interested in standing as a Guardian, or indeed helping the SPAB in another capacity, please get in touch.
Trustees and Guardians
A brief description of Trustees and Guardians.
2014 SPAB Scholar and architect, originally from Donegal and now working with Andrew Townsend Architects in Oxfordshire.
Living in Oxford, Lawrence repairs old buildings for a living and specialises in the use of lime.
Conservation architect and partner at Roger Mears Architects, as well as a member of the RIBA Conservation group.
Britt is a conservation architect who runs a practice based in West Yorkshire.
Established (1993) furniture designer/maker trained and working in the Arts and Crafts tradition for Ecclesiastic and private clients.
Conor is a London-based structural engineer, SPAB Scholar (2013) and director of building contractors Triskele Conservation Ltd.
Designer, typographer, craftsman. Vice Chair of Technical Panel and Chairman of the SPAB London Group.
Conservation architect, Jessica is a founder trustee of Square Chapel, Halifax, West Yorkshire, actively contributing to its gradual transformation
Robin runs a contracting company specialising in the conservation of historic buildings.
SPAB Scholar, practising architect specialising in the conservation and repair of ancient buildings in East Anglia.
An architect who has served in many governance positions, including as executive vice-president of Europa Nostra.
Eve works for Historic England in the South West office. She lives in West Dorset.
Nichola is a conservation architect and SPAB Scholar. She is currently Head of National Projects for English Heritage
Historic buildings consultant and surveyor, SPAB Casework Panel member and currently researching late medieval and early modern community buildings
Robert is a senior architect at Thomas Ford and Partners and a graduate of the Royal College of Art.
Independent Buildings Historian researching for conservation architects, other property professionals and private homeowners.
Joined the SPAB in 1976 and has been a Section committee member for many years also serving as Chairman for 3 years.
A writer, broadcaster and biographer.
A conservator with a fascination for stone, plaster, funerary monuments and ancient churches; Director of Friends of Friendsless Churches.
A conservation architect working for Historic Environment Scotland as technical advisor and researcher in the field of sustainable conservation.
Head of Specialist Advice at the National Trust, leading internal specialists, external advisory groups and the Trust's Spirit of Place programme.
Richard is a solicitor and specialises in planning and compulsory purchase law.
A designer inspired by Morris' words ‘have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful'.
Architectural and garden historian; archivist. Career has alternated between university posts and major heritage organisations.
SPAB Scholar, employed by English Heritage on listing, casework and historic areas, and then as head of planning policy for 10 years.