Press release

Kennedy Memorial Trust appointments

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Prime Minister appoints Professor Andrew Whittle and reappoints Dr Peter Englander as Trustees of the Kennedy Memorial Trust.

The Prime Minister has appointed Professor Andrew Whittle and reappointed Dr Peter Englander as Trustees of the Kennedy Memorial Trust.

Professor Whittle has been appointed as a trustee for a term of five years from 1 September 2012. Dr Englander will be serving a second five-year term from 15 August 2012.

Notes to editors

The Kennedy Memorial Trust was established in 1966 to administer money raised in the United Kingdom in tribute to the late President John Kennedy. Part of the fund is used to create and maintain the Kennedy Memorial site at Runnymede, Surrey.

The remaining money is used to provide Kennedy Scholarships which enable British postgraduate students to study at Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Trustees are responsible for the selection process for those scholarships and for managing the maintenance of the Kennedy Memorial in Runnymede.

Professor Whittle is currently the Head of MIT’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Dr Englander is Chief Executive of the Apax Foundation.