Neil Mendoza is Provost of Oriel College, Oxford University
In 2017 he led two government reviews, ‘The Mendoza Review: an independent review of museums in England’ and a separate tailored review of the museums sponsored by DCMS.
He started working life as a banker at JP Morgan in New York before moving to film finance. He co-founded the pioneering publishing agency, Forward, later sold to WPP. He has spent much of his career as an entrepreneur in a number of industry sectors including film, design, marketing and technology. He is a publishing consultant to watch company, Patek Philippe.
Neil is on the board of Meira GTx, a gene therapeutics company, listed on Nasdaq. He is also Chair of The Landmark Trust, a Commissioner at Historic England, Chair of the Illuminated River Foundation and Vice-Chair of Soho Theatre.
Non-executive board member
Our non-executive directors are senior figures from outside the department who bring a diverse mix of expertise and skills from across the public and private sector. They all:
- give guidance and advice to DCMS leaders and ministers
- support and challenge management on the department’s strategic direction
- provide support in monitoring and reviewing progress