The London Historic Buildings Trust (LHBT) is delighted to have announced the appointment of Dr. Laura Crossley as its Director.
This is a new part time role, and it marks an important step for the Trust as it aims to raise its profile and expand its capacity to deliver a larger number of heritage-led regeneration projects that focus on social impact. The appointment has been generously supported through funding from The Pilgrim Trust, Garfield Weston Foundation and The 29th May 1961 Charity.
Laura Crossley is an experienced executive in the heritage sector, with an extensive track record in cultural and regeneration programmes that meet the needs of communities. She comes to LHBT from the National Football Museum where she was a member of the senior leadership team as well as being an independent cultural consultant to a range of heritage bodies. She has worked with the History of Science Museum, the National Trust, the Sheringham Museum and the Norwich Heritage Economic and Regeneration Trust. She also holds a PhD from the University of Leicester and a MA from the University of Salford.
Georgina Nayler, Chair of LHBT, said: “This is undoubtedly a challenging time for the urban environment and the communities we serve. We are very pleased that Laura is joining us at this significant point in the Trust’s development, as we look to expand our work in transforming places for local people. With her enthusiasm and expertise, we are sure that Laura will make a great contribution to achieving our ambition to bring new life to London’s historic buildings, supporting local regeneration and helping communities thrive.”
Laura Crossley, new Director of LHBT, said: “I am very pleased to be taking on this new role with the Trust. I am excited by the LHBT’s mission and I’m looking forward to working with the team to grow our operations further and secure funding so that we can deliver many more successful regeneration projects with real social benefits for London’s communities.”