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John Darlington - Executive Director

John Darlington joined WMFB in June 2015 from the National Trust where he was Regional Director, North West of England. In this position John championed a diverse portfolio of high profile projects at places ranging from mansions such as Dunham Massey, Lyme Park and Little Moreton Hall, to the mountains and countryside of the Lake District, creating partnerships with a wide range of stakeholders including the local communities.

John is passionate about conserving and protecting historically important heritage for the benefit of all. With a special interest in medieval monasteries and castles, John is also a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries as well as a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists. He frequently writes for The Art Newspaper.

John Darlington, Executive Director

John Darlington, Executive Director

William Loschert - Chairman

Bill was born and raised in New York City, majoring in accounting and philosophy at Fordham University. Following a career in insurance underwriting, he left New York 30 years ago, moving to Bermuda for ten and a half years to start a new insurance company. In 1995 he relocated to London becoming the first American to sit on the Council of Lloyds.

At the age of 70 Bill chose to give up all his company directorships and now works on a voluntary basis for the V&A, the Royal Academy of Arts and the Brompton Oratory as well as being Chairman of Fordham University London Centre.

Bill joined the Board of Trustees in June 2013 and become chairman in September 2016. Bill has been an International Council member since May 2010 and was a major contributor to the conservation programme at Stowe House.


William Loschert, Chair of the Trustees

William Loschert, Chair of the Trustees

Board of trustees

Mrs Monika McLennan, Mrs Jacqueline Ranawake, Mrs Helene Shafran, Mr Julian Sharpe, Mr Steffan Williams


Sarah Meaker – Events & Membership Manager

Architectural Advisory Committee

Mr Marcus Binney, Sir Donald Insall CBE, Mr Peter Inskip, Mr Simon Swynfen Jervis, Mr David Lambert, Mr Rodney Melville, Mr Michael Morrison, Mr Stuart Tappin, Dr Christopher Young

The AAC provide advice on all matters relating to the successful conservation and restoration of buildings across the UK. They make valuable contributions to our decision making process and keep us up to date with conservation matters.