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Theatres Trust Reappointments

The Secretary of State has reappointed Richard Baldwin and Patrick Dillon as Trustees of the Theatres Trust for terms of 3 years from 1 January 2019.


Richard Baldwin

Richard is a chartered quantity surveyor by background and has over 40 years’ experience in the UK and global construction market where he was responsible for the successful delivery of numerous high-profile projects. Richard is Head of Development at Derwent London. Derwent London is one of London’s most innovative office specialist property regenerators and investors and has a strong record of quality architecture with a distinctive design led ethos. They now have an actively managed portfolio of 5.5 million sq. ft. valued at £5.0bn as at 30 June 2018. Richard is a fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Royal Society of Arts. Richard has recently been engaged by the Marylebone Cricket Club on the Estates Committee and he is also currently engaged by the Royal Academy of Arts on the Client Committee. Richard is a trustee of the Architectural Association Foundation. Richard was appointed by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport as a Trustee of the Theatres Trust on 1 January 2016

Patrick Dillon

Paddy Dillon is noted as a theatre architect and conservationist, and as a writer and broadcaster. He headed Haworth Tompkins’s architectural team for the award-winning regeneration of the National Theatre, and before that led the regeneration of Snape Maltings. He was a director at Allies and Morrison Architects and is now an independent architect and consultant. He sits on the casework committee of the Twentieth century Society, and chairs the editorial board of ITEAC. His publications include a monograph on the National Theatre and a children’s history of architecture. Paddy Dillon became a Trustee on 1 January 2016.

These reappointments has been made in accordance with the Cabinet Office’s Governance Code on Public Appointments. The appointments process is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments. Under the Code, any significant political activity undertaken by an appointee in the last five years must be declared. This is defined as including holding office, public speaking, making a recordable donation, or candidature for election. Richard and Patrick have declared no such activity.

Published 14 January 2019