The Royal Crescent in Bath.  Exterior of Nos 4 – 8.
The Royal Crescent in Bath. Exterior of Nos 4 – 8. © Jon Wyand 1999
The Royal Crescent in Bath. Exterior of Nos 4 – 8. © Jon Wyand 1999

New Historic England Commissioner Appointed

Nicky Morgan, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, has appointed Sandie Dawe as a Commissioner of Historic England for four years from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2023.

The Commission is the governing body of Historic England and has overall responsibility for the National Heritage Collection which is managed by the English Heritage Trust on its behalf.

Sandie Dawe’s experience with VisitBritain, the National Lottery Heritage Fund and other organisations spanning culture and heritage will enable her to make a very positive contribution as Historic England works more closely with partner organisations to enhance the impact of England’s historic environment in people’s lives. She will be warmly welcomed when she joins us in the New Year.
Sir Laurie Magnus, Chairman of Historic England

Sandie Dawe

Sandie spent 30 years in the tourism industry, most recently as chief executive of VisitBritain. She led the national strategy to maximise the tourism benefits of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, played a leading role in the UK Government’s ‘GREAT’ global marketing campaign, and saw tourism numbers to Britain reach record levels. Since leaving VisitBritain in 2014 Sandie has held a number of non-executive roles, including Trustee Heritage Lottery Fund and chair of Kids in Museums.

She is currently a Director of London & Partners, trustee of Culture Perth & Kinross and adviser to Four Communications. In 2008 Sandie was awarded an MBE and in 2015 a CBE for services to the tourism industry.