Three New Trustees for Chiswick House

Architect, lawyer and senior civil servant join the board

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Three new trustees have been appointed to Chiswick House and Gardens Trust. Jane Kennedy, Terence Kyle and Juliet West join the existing 12 members of the trustee board.

The role of the trustees is to oversee the management and monitor the performance of the charitable Trust, ensuring that it meets its stated objective to advance education by the preservation, restoration, maintenance, repair and enhancement of Chiswick House and Gardens and its contents for the benefit of the public and the nations architectural heritage.

Andrew Fane, chairman said "We are delighted to have secured such a wealth of talent and experience to further augment that of our trustee board. We have made great strides since the Trust was established in 2005 to improve and maintain the quality of these historic gardens and create a sustainable future for the whole property."

Mr. Fane added, "The Trust’s work has been hugely helped and supported by English Heritage, London Borough of Hounslow, Heritage Lottery Fund, Chiswick House Friends, our splendid Volunteer Service and many generous donors."

Jane Kennedy (pictured right) is a conservation architect who has worked to secure the future of some of the finest historic buildings in the UK. She was Surveyor to the Fabric of Ely Cathedral and oversaw a period of major restoration within the Cathedral and its precincts. For Kew Palace she was the Project partner for its refurbishment and the re-presentation of this Grade I listed building. For Stowe House she was Partner in charge of all projects concerned with the 1999 programme of external repairs and representation of the historic interiors.

Terence Kyle (pictured right) is a lawyer and formerly managing partner of Linklaters, the international law firm. More recently he was the General Counsel of Nomura International plc. He has domestic and international business experience and specialised legal knowledge in corporate finance and the financial services sector. He and his family are long-term residents of Chiswick and, as a keen cricketer, he played a large part in raising and directing funding for the cricket facilities in Chiswick House Gardens.

Juliet West has a wide experience of the management of historic properties having spent her career in the Directorate of Ancient Monuments and Historic Buildings in the Department of the Environment and then English Heritage where since 1992 she focused on Kenwood, Chiswick House, Marble Hill, Ranger’s House Greenwich, Down House, Eltham Palace and Wellington Arch. Her relationship with Chiswick House extends over 30 years and she has been involved with both landscape and interior re-presentation schemes on the site.

Other trustees:
Janie Burford MBE
Councillor John Chatt
Rosemary Day
Anthony Fuller CBE
Dr Richard Hewlings
Dr Edward Impey
Dr David Jacques
Councillor Paul Lynch
George Nissen CBE, Chairman of the Chiswick House Friends
Ian Peacock
Jan Shawe, Deputy Chairman of Chiswick House and Gardens Trust
Professor Caroline Tisdall


December 21, 2012