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


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

Tim Parker, Chairman of the National Trust

Our Chairman, Tim Parker 

Tim Parker has been Chairman of the National Trust since 2014, the culmination of a long business career as CEO of several well-known companies.

Orna NiChionna, Deputy Chairman of the National Trust

Our Deputy Chairman 

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

The Director-General of the National Trust, Dame Helen Ghosh


Dame Helen Ghosh came from the heart of government to head up the National Trust. She is a long-term member of the National Trust and of her local Wildlife Trust in Oxfordshire.

 The front facade at Heelis, the central office for The National Trust in Swindon, Wiltshire

Board of Trustees 

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

NT Council members during their visit to the Lake District

The Council 

The National Trust Council is changing. Find out more about the Council and how it is run.

Autumnal view at Newton House at Dinefwr, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, Wales

Regional and Country Advisory Boards 

Our eight Advisory Boards use their local knowledge to support regional and country management teams in delivering the National Trust’s strategic objectives.

A view of the Italian Garden at Mount Stewart

Advisory Panels 

We have eight panels of experts in their fields to help guide us on the important principles that we strive to uphold.

Statue at the top of the Yew Alley at Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire.

Our committees 

Committees play an important role in the running of the Trust, helping to ensure that we perform as well as we possibly can, while adhering to our guiding principles.