Esteemed historian and broadcaster appointed as non-executive director
The esteemed historian and popular broadcaster, Professor Lisa Jardine CBE, has been appointed as a non-executive director at The National Archives.
Lisa is a passionate advocate of archives, having used them for many years both professionally and personally. With a rich historical and literary background, Professor Jardine's appointment complements the already diverse skills and experience that our team of non-executive directors brings to the organisation.
Professor Jardine is Centenary Professor of Renaissance Studies at Queen Mary, University of London, and Director of the Centre for Editing Lives and Letters which focuses on archive-based research projects of relevance for the period 1500 to 1800. As well as being Chair of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, she is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and Honorary Fellow of both King's College, Cambridge and Jesus College, Cambridge.
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.
New director appointed
We also welcome Mary Gledhill as our new Commercial Director. Mary brings with her a wealth of experience in strategy and business development and corporate finance, joining us from BBC Worldwide. As commercial director at The National Archives, Mary is responsible for customer, product and service strategy, partnership and business development, trading services and marketing and communications.