Anna Keay is a historian with a professional specialism in historic buildings. She has a BA in Modern History from Oxford University, and a PhD in 17th-century British history from the University of London. Before becoming Director of the Landmark Trust, she was Properties Presentation Director of English Heritage, responsible for curating and presenting to the public 420 sites, from Stonehenge to Kenwood House. Anna also worked as a curator at Historic Royal Palaces; which looks after Hampton Court Palace, the Tower of London, Kensington Palace, Kew Palace and the Banqueting House. Anna’s books include The Magnificent Monarch (2008), about King Charles II; The Elizabethan Tower of London (2001) and The Crown Jewels (2011). Her next book is a biography of Charles II's son, the Duke of Monmouth. Anna has most recently co-written Landmark: A History of Britain in 50 Buildings to celebrate Landmark's golden anniversary, which can be purchased from our gift shop.
John Evetts has shaped the presentation of Landmark’s buildings for almost 40 years. He knows each building and its surroundings intimately; his first project being Piazza di Spagna in Rome and his proudest project being The Grange in Ramsgate. From his workshop at Wormington Grange in Gloucestershire, John advises Landmark on the furnishings and settings of its buildings: simplifying the landscape so that the building can speak for itself. John started his career as a photographer before joining the Landmark Trust in 1976.
Conservation Manager and Surveyor
Alastair Dick-Cleland is a building surveyor with 20 years’ experience of working for the Landmark Trust. He has a BA in Experimental Psychology from Oxford University. After ten years at the John Lewis Partnership, he changed careers, studying architecture at the Prince of Wales’s Institute of Architecture. Alastair went on to complete the RICS accredited Post-graduate Diploma in Building Conservation He is responsible for the conservation and maintenance of all Landmark’s buildings in the South and East of England, and has managed many of Landmark’s restoration projects ranging from Glenmalloch Lodge, a tiny schoolhouse in Dumfries & Galloway, to RIBA Stirling Prize winner Astley Castle near Nuneaton.
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