Who's who in the National Trust

Meet the people who run and govern the National Trust.

HRH Prince Charles, President of the National Trust


His Royal Highness takes a personal interest in all aspects of our work, hosting fund-raising events, meeting volunteers and visiting properties on a regular basis.

Rene Olivieri

Our new Chair is announced 

The Trust welcomes the appointment of its new Chair, René Olivieri, who brings with him a wealth of experience as a chair, non-executive director, and CEO of a number of heritage and environment organisations. Find out more about his appointment.

Orna NiChionna, Deputy Chair of the National Trust

Our Deputy Chair 

Orna NiChionna, our Deputy Chair, takes whatever opportunities she can to alert people to the importance of the complex ecosystems that sustain us.

Hilary McGrady


Hilary McGrady has worked for the Trust since 2006, having been regional director for a number of regions and chief operating officer since 2014.

Top of an Oak tree

Board of Trustees 

Our Board of Trustees includes people with a wealth of experience in a broad range of conservation and commercial areas.

The Jurors artwork by Hew Locke, at Runnymede in Surrey

The Council 

The Council helps look after our inspiring places for future generations by advising on important decisions, informing strategy and keeping us connected to the wider public.

Director-General Hilary McGrady and visitors at Croome Court, Worcestershire

Executive Team 

Meet the current members of the National Trust's Executive Team and find out what they do.

 Staff and visitors in the Carriage House Cafe at Attingham Park, Shropshire

Follow our Director's blog 

Keep up to date with what’s going on behind the scenes at the National Trust and hear first hand what’s happening at our places as Director-General Hilary McGrady and others share their insights in the Director’s blog.