19 Aug 2013
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Two new Directors, including an ICOMOS-UK member, have been appointed to the UK National Commission for UNESCO. They are Helen Maclagan, an ICOMOS-UK member, who will lead on the culture portfolio, and Professor Kiran Fernandes who will act as higher education lead. Helen is a heritage and cultural specialist, formerly Head of Heritage and Culture (Museums and Arts) at Warwickshire County Council and has been Warwickshire County Council's Head of Museum Service and County Archaeologist.  She is currently Vice-President of the Council for British Archaeology and a member of the National Trust Archaeology Panel.  She has also been a member of various English Heritage Advisory Committees and Panels, and is a former Commissioner of the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England.  Her interests include the engagement of local communities with the historic and natural environment and links between culture and health. 

Professor Fernandes' expertise lies in modelling complex social and business domains.  His work has covered fields including construction, pharmaceutical, biotech, automotive and digital companies.  He is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.  Both directors will formally join the Board in December 2013.  


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