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The 2017 HHA Guest Speaker

Dr Loyd Grossman CBE FSA, Chairman of The Heritage Alliance

Loyd Grossman CBE is an entrepreneur, writer and broadcaster with a long involvement in museums and heritage. He is Chairman of The Royal Parks, Chairman of the Heritage Alliance, Deputy Chair of the Royal Drawing School and President of NADFAS. Loyd was born in Boston and educated at Boston University, the London School of Economics and Magdalene College, Cambridge. A former Commissioner of English Heritage and of the Museums and Galleries Commission, he is an Emeritus Governor of the LSE, a member of the Council of the British School at Rome and a member of the board of the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions. 
Loyd is a Liveryman of the Carpenters' Company, an Honorary Liveryman of the Glaziers' Company and Master of the Worshipful Company of Arts Scholars. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and of the Society of Antiquaries and plays guitar in a rock band who have made six appearances at Glastonbury. 

HHA/Savills Lecture

Jonathan Ruffer Chairman of Auckland Castle Trust, Eleven Arches and Ruffer LLP

For more than 900 years Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland, served as a private palace for England's only Prince-Bishop. It remains one of the most important and best-preserved medieval bishops' palaces in all Europe and stands at the centre of a wider sacred Christian landscape, believed to date back around 1500 years.

In 2012, Jonathan Ruffer purchased the Grade I listed palace in County Durham and established Auckland Castle Trust, to keep it in trust for the people of the North East.

The Castle is now at the heart of the charityís £70m plans to create an arts, faith and heritage destination of international significance and revitalise the town in which it stands.

Jonathan, who grew up in North Yorkshire, and originally trained as a barrister, is Chairman of Auckland Castle Trust, as well as itís sister charity Eleven Arches and city-based investment company, Ruffer LLP in 1994.

Julie Kenny CBE DL Chair of Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust

Julie Kenny is a successful South Yorkshire based entrepreneur. Following the sale in 2016 of award winning Pyronix Limited which she built from start up in 1986, Julie continues her involvement in serving business and local communities and currently holds several trustee/ patron positions for diverse charitable organisations. Julie is a Commissioner at Rotherham Council: Chair of Maltby Learning Trust; a director of Sheffield City Region LEP; Non-Executive Director with Robson Handling Technology and Non-Executive Chair of UK Commission for Employment and Skills which ceased trading on 31.03.2107 and is currently undergoing closure process for Government. Julie Chairs the Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust which has recently acquired Wentworth Woodhouse from private owners. The Trust is committed to securing a long term sustainable future for the buildings, grounds and statuary associated with Wentworth Woodhouse and a programme of extensive works will commence in 2017. Julieís CBE and Honorary Doctorate from Sheffield Hallam University were conferred in recognition of her contribution to business in the region. Julie has served as a Deputy Lieutenant for South Yorkshire since 2005 and was honoured to be the High Sheriff of South Yorkshire 2012/13. Julie was the Vitalise Businesswoman of the Year in 2013 and Private Businesswoman of the Year 2014. Julie had a successful career as a litigation lawyer in both local authority and private practice before changing direction and founding Pyronix. Julie has 3 grown-up children.

Previous HHA Guest Speakers

2016 Sir Laurie Magnus, Chairman of Historic England
2015 Tracey Crouch MP Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Sport, Tourism and Heritage
2014 Simon Jenkins Chairman of the National Trust
2013 Neil MacGregor Director of the British Museum
2012 Loyd Grossman OBE Chairman of The Heritage Alliance
2011 John Penrose MP Minister for Heritage and Tourism
2010 Baroness Andrews OBE Chair of English Heritage
2009 Dr Nicholas Penny Director of the National Gallery
2008 Dame Liz Forgan Chair of the National Heritage Memorial Fund and Heritage Lottery Fund
2007 Ed Vaizey MP Shadow Minister for Culture
2006 David Lammy MP Minister for Culture
2005 Fiona Reynolds Director-General of the National Trust
2004 The Rt. Hon. Estelle Morris MP Minister for the Arts
2003 Dr Simon Thurley Chief Executive of English Heritage
2002 Rt. Hon. Baroness Blackstone Minister of State for the Arts
2001 Mr Alan Britten Chairman of the English Tourism Council
2000 Sir Neil Cossons OBE Chairman of English Heritage
1999 Mr Martin Drury Director-General of the National Trust
1998 Dame Jennifer Jenkins, DBE Chairman, Advisory Panel, Heritage Lottery Fund (1995-)
1997 The Rt Hon Chris Smith MP Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
1996 Mr Nicholas Serota Director of the Tate Gallery
1995 Sir Angus Stirling Director General of the National Trust
1994 Mr Simon Jenkins A former editor of "The Times"
1993 HRH The Prince of Wales
1992 The Lord Rothschild Chairman of the National Heritage Memorial Fund

Previous HHA/Savills Afternoon Lectures

2016 William Parente
2015 Dr Bettany Hughes the award-winning historian, author and broadcaster
2014 Jean-Charles and Alexandre VogŁť Vaux le Vicomte
2013 The Earl of March and Kinrara
2012 The Duke of Buccleuch and Queensbury KBE DL
2011 The Marquess of Douro
2010 The Marquess Of Cholmondeley 
2009 The Earl of Derby
2008 James Knox Saving of Dumfries House
2007 The Duke of Devonshire
2006 The Duchess of Northumberland The Alnwick Garden
2005 Giles Waterfield independent curator and writer
2004 Sir Max Hastings journalist and author
2003 Mr Simon Jenkins Former Editor of the Times, Writer and Journalist
2002 Dr Jan Woudstra Landscape Conservation and Design/Innovation, "Conflict or harmony?"
2001 Mr Christopher Lloyd Surveyor of the Queen's pictures
2000 Mr Kit Martin Dereliction or a new beginning. Several Spectacular Houses
1999 Professor Alistair Rowan An 18th Century Legacy: Problems and Solutions
1998 Dr Tom Williamson Archaeology and The Country House
1997 Mr George Ferguson, BArch RIBA Aspic and Aspirin: A creative and good humoured approach to the constraints and headaches of historic building ownership