- Who we are
- Executive team
- Management Board
- Boards and advisory groups
- Plans, policies, performance and projects
- Research and scholarship
- Collection care
- Advisory Council
- Advisory Panel on Public Sector Information
The Management Board advises the Chief Executive and Keeper on the plans and strategic direction of The National Archives, providing regular reviews of performance and key risks. It is made up of the Chief Executive and Keeper (who chairs), the five executive directors and up to four non-executive directors. The Board meets monthly and meeting summaries are available online. All non-executive directors also sit on The National Archives' Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee - our main governance oversight committees.
Find details on the non-executive directors below. See the Executive team for information on The National Archives' chief executive and directors.
Professor Lisa Jardine CBE
Professor Lisa Jardine is Professor of Renaissance Studies and Director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in the Humanities at University College London (UCL), a post-doctoral research centre for scholars in Arts and Humanities and Social and Historical Sciences. She also directs the Centre for Editing Lives and Letters, which was founded by Professor Jardine in 2002 and develops archive-based research projects for the period 1500-1800 online. She is Chair of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and an Honorary Fellow of both King's College, Cambridge and Jesus College, Cambridge. Lisa holds honorary doctorates from the University of St Andrews, Sheffield Hallam University, the Open University and the University of Aberdeen. She is also an Honorary Bencher of the Middle Temple and an Honorary Fellow of the British Science Association.
In addition to her academic posts, Professor Jardine has written a number of best-selling books. She is also a regular contributor to national newspapers and magazines, TV and radio, including writing and presenting for Radio 4's A Point of View.
Trevor Spires CBE
Trevor retired from the Royal Navy in 2009 in the rank of Rear Admiral after a career spanning leadership, management and training roles. For the last five and a half years of his career he was the chief executive of the agency providing a range of human resources support, including payroll and pensions, to all current and former members of the armed forces. Key parts of this role were the payment of £13 billion per annum in salary and pensions to a global customer base of around one million individuals and the building of effective relationships with commercial partners.
Trevor is a Non-executive Director at the Rural Payments Agency, where he chairs the agency management board, and is also Non-executive Director at Southern Health Foundation Trust and at Corps of Commissionaires Management Ltd. He is a council member at the Arts and Humanities Research Council and a member of the Prison Service Pay Review Body.
Peter Phippen is the Deputy Chairman of Immediate Media Co, and the Chairman of Sift, both in the field of digital publishing. He is also a non-executive director of Absolute Radio and a Trustee of charity the National Children's Bureau.
Peter has spent nearly 30 years in the media industry, holding board positions in the UK, USA, India and Australia. His previous roles have included President and CEO of BBC Worldwide Americas Inc, where he was responsible for all of the BBC's commercial activities in North and South America, and ten years as Managing Director of BBC Magazines.
Fiona Ross is the Director of the National Library of Ireland and holds several non-executive appointments including Chair of the Consortium of National and University Libraries in Ireland, Chair of the Council of National Cultural Institutions in Ireland, and an External Advisory Board member, College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, University College Cork. Fiona also lectures in leadership and governance at the Irish Management Institute.
Prior to her current role, Fiona was a finance professional for over 20 years, working in Ireland, the UK, Europe, Asia and the United States, and spent several years in senior finance, marketing and communications roles.