Non-executive board member

Neil Mendoza

Neil Mendoza

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Biography

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