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John Darlington - Executive Director

John Darlington joined World Monuments Fund Britain in June 2015 from the National Trust where he was Regional Director, North West of England.  An archaeologist by training, John is an author and conservation professional with over 30 years of practical experience in protecting heritage for the benefit of all.

Since joining the World Monuments Fund family, John has led on a range of partnership projects in the UK and abroad. These range from the conservation of Strata Florida Abbey in Wales and Blackpool’s piers through to initiatives in Iraq, Yemen and Jordan, the latter aimed at training Syrian refugees in conservation stonemasonry.

John is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists, a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and Professor of Practice at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

John is author of Fake Heritage: Why We Rebuild Monuments published by Yale University Press, 2020.

John Darlington, Executive Director, World Monuments Fund Britain

John Darlington, Executive Director, World Monuments Fund Britain

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

Monika McLennan, Jacqueline Ranawake, Helene Shafran, Julian Sharpe, Steffan Williams, Sonali Wijeyaratne, Ann Chapman-Daniel, Lorna Goodman, Hannah Kaye.


Charlotte Masters – Development Manager

Emma Sweeney – Events & Membership Manager (Maternity Cover)

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.