Staff & trustees

Each member of Landmark’s 400-strong staff helps ensure that historic buildings are rescued and that the people who stay in them have an enjoyable and memorable stay. Our main office is at Shottesbrooke in Berkshire and we have regional staff responsible for the day to day running of the buildings. There are separate offices for Lundy and Crownhill Fort. Our Trustees meet five times a year.

Director and key staff

Dr Anna Keay

Dr Anna Keay

Anna Keay became the Director of the Landmark Trust in July 2012 following two years as a Trustee. Anna is a historian and curator, with a specialist interest in 17th-century British history. She worked for English Heritage from 2002-12 where, as Curatorial Director, she was responsible for the presentation of its historic properties, collections and public archive.


Anna's team at Landmark includes:

Alastair Dick-Cleland - Acting Head of Historic Estate
John Evetts - Furnishing Manager
Stephen Gleadle - Finance Director
Derek Green - Lundy Island Manager
Bruce Hall - Head of Development
Ed Percival - Head of Marketing and Communications
Caroline Stanford - Historian and Head of Engagement
Simon Verdon - Head of Business Operations
The Head Office team at Shottesbrooke

The Head Office team at Shottesbrooke




Neil Mendoza - Chairman

Neil Mendoza

Neil Mendoza was appointed a trustee of the Landmark Trust in 2011. In his career he has worked in banking, film, publishing and marketing. He was co-founder of Forward, a publishing services company, now part of WPP. He is Chairman of Victoria Capital, a wealth management company. He is a trustee of the Shakespeare Schools Festival and the Soho Theatre.


Professor Malcolm Airs, FSA, FRHistS

Professor Malcolm Airs

Malcolm Airs was appointed a trustee of the Landmark Trust in 2007. He is Emeritus Professor of Conservation and the Historic Environment at the University of Oxford and recently retired as Vice-President of Kellogg College, Oxford. He has served on the advisory committees of English Heritage, the Heritage Lottery Fund and the National Trust, and is a trustee of the Oxford Preservation Trust.

Dr. Doug Gurr

Doug Gurr

Doug Gurr is Vice President at Amazon UK. Prior to joining Amazon he was on the board of Asda. He started his career as an academic teaching maths and computing. After three years in the Civil Service he joined the consulting firm McKinsey & Company, where he became a partner and led the UK Retail Practice. He left to found Blueheath, the internet enabled stockless wholesaler, which was subsequently sold to Booker PLC. Doug is Chairman of the National Museums of Science and Industry.

Sir Laurie Magnus

Sir Laurie Magnus

Sir Laurie Magnus was appointed a trustee of the Landmark Trust in 2011. He was appointed Chairman of English Heritage on 1 September 2013. Prior to this appointment he had been Deputy Chairman of the National Trust since 2005 and an elected member of the Trust’s Council since 2003. He has worked in the investment banking industry for over thirty-five years, specialising in corporate financial advice, and is currently Deputy Chairman (Europe) of Evercore Partners LLP. He is a non-executive director of four investment trusts, Deputy Chairman of the Windsor Leadership Trust and a trustee of B-eat.

Charles McVeigh, III

Charles McVeigh

Charles McVeigh was appointed a trustee of the Landmark Trust in 2011. He is Chairman of Citigroup’s Investment Bank-Private Bank Partnership. He was formerly a member of the Fulbright Commission and presently serves on the Boards of EFG-Hermes, Savills plc and Petropavlovsk plc. He is also a Governor of St Mary’s School Shaftesbury and a former member of both the Development Board and Advisory Council of the Prince’s Trust. He has formerly served as President of the American Chamber of Commerce; on the Boards of the LSE, LIFFE, Witan Investment Company plc, Clearstream and was appointed by the Bank of England to serve on the City Capital Markets Committee and the Legal Risk Review Committee.

Martin Stancliffe FSA Dip Arch RIBA

Martin Stancliffe

Martin Stancliffe was appointed a trustee of the Landmark Trust in 2011. He was Surveyor to the Fabric of St Paul’s Cathedral between 1990 and 2011, and is a senior partner of Purcell. During 30 years as director of his own architectural practice in York he was architect to a number of Landmarks. He is chairman of the York Consortium for Conservation and Craftsmanship, a trustee of York Civic Trust, and a member of the ICOMOS Cultural Tourism Committee.

Sarah Staniforth, CBE

Sarah Staniforth

Sarah Staniforth was appointed a Trustee of the Landmark Trust in 2014. She worked for the National Trust from 1985-2014, most recently as Museums and Collections Director. She is President of the International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (IIC) and a Trustee of the Pilgrim Trust and the Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons. She is a member of the Westminster Abbey Fabric Commission and a Fellow of IIC, the Society of Antiquaries and the Royal Society of Arts.

Sir John de Trafford Bt, MBE

Sir John de Trafford Bt, MBE

Sir John de Trafford was appointed a trustee of the Landmark Trust in 2006. His business roles have included Regional President, Northern Europe for American Express and Sales & Marketing Director for Thistle Hotels. He is currently Chairman of National Savings and Investments and is also a trustee of The National Benevolent Fund for the Aged.