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Charity Trustees

INTO is a company limited by guarantee (No 06718966) governed by its Memorandum and Articles of Association, registered on 7 October 2008, and referenced by the INTO Charter, endorsed in Delhi on 3 December 2007.    It is registered as a charity with the Charity Commission (No 1128224).   The members of the company are the Trustees as detailed in the Memorandum of Association.

The Trustees are also the Directors for the purposes of company law.   None of the Trustees receive remuneration or other benefit from their work with INTO.  The INTO Trustees meet annually in person.   They are supported and advised by the INTO Charter Executive Committee, representing the INTO Congress.

The Trustees of INTO the Charity are:

Dame Fiona Reynolds (Chair)
Fiona Reynolds

Dame Fiona Reynolds DBE became Master of Emmanuel College, Cambridge in 2012. She was Director-General of the National Trust of England, Wales and Northern Ireland from 2001-2012. Before becoming DG of the Trust, she was Director of the Women’s Unit in the Cabinet Office (1998-2000), Director of the Council for the Protection of Rural England (now Campaign to Protect Rural England, 1987-98) and Secretary to the Council for National Parks (now Campaign to Protect National Parks, 1980-87). Fiona is the Senior Non-Executive Director on the Executive Board of the BBC, a Non-Executive Director of Wessex Water, Chair of Green Alliance and Chair of the Cathedrals Fabric Commission for England.

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Emily Drani (Vice-Chair)

EMILY DRANI is the Executive Director of the Cross-Cultural Foundation of Uganda, an organisation dedicated to promoting the value of culture in development. Emily holds an MPhil in Development Studies with a focus on Endogenous Development and has over 12 years’ professional experience in development work. Her experience in the last 7 years has focused on ‘culture in development’ and cross-cultural engagement at national, regional and international levels .Emily is a member of the 2013 UNESCO Consultative Body for the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage.
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Irena Edwards (Secretary)
Photo Irena Edwards

Dr. Irena Edwards has been the key driving force behind all the initiatives of the Czech National Trust (est. 2013). She has dedicated a considerable amount of her time, efforts and professional knowledge to the establishment and running of the Czech National Trust as a charitable organisation with aims unparalleled in the Czech Republic. By appointing Dr. Irena Edwards as a member of its Executive Committee, INTO would benefit from her thorough expert knowledge of the legal and business environments of many European countries as well as from her extensive contacts and business development ability.

Dr. Irena Edwards is a UK solicitor with over 20 years of practical international experience in several prominent City law firms, held many directorships , sat on managing bodies of Chambers of Commerce, spend 3 years as advisor of British government for Europe, was a runner up to Business Woman of the year in2009/2010 in the UK. She has years of experience of successfully managing change.

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William White (Treasurer)
Lt Col (Retired) William White is the President of the Council of the Bermuda National Trust, and has served in that position since 2010.

William traces his ancestry in Bermuda back 11 generations. He has a BA in Economics from Queen’s University, Canada and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in Leeds, England. He has been employed as a Chartered Accountant by firms now incorporated within PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and also at the Office of the Auditor General in Bermuda.

William completed his Officer Training at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst and was commissioned into the Bermuda Regiment. He has both local and international emergency management experience, and was a member of the United Nations Disaster Assessment and Co-ordination Team for the Americas and Caribbean. He retired as Commanding Officer of the Bermuda Regiment in 2009, after 24 years’ service.

William’s interests include heritage and culture, natural history, and travel. He is married to Peta and has three daughters and a young son.

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Justin Albert 
Justin Albert is National Trust Director for Wales with responsibility for the largest conservation and heritage charity in Wales. He is also on the board of Visit Wales, Vice Chair of the International Hay Festivals, and on the board of the Welsh National Opera.

Previous Justin Albert was a 25 year veteran of the broadcast and motion picture industry and some highlights in his career include: Launching UK, and US cable and satellite networks; negotiating long term media deals in China and South East Asia; President of Peter Guber’s Mandalay Media Arts in Los Angeles; running production and operations for the international television station Animal Planet; overseeing all operations, production and managment for five of Discovery Communication US’s channels; and personally producing and directing over 100 hours documentaries, including a multi award winnning series on world history with Lord Asa Briggs.

A dual-national Justin Albert is trained in law in both the US and UK and has worked and consulted widely in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and India….And now lives on the Welsh borders with his wife, three kids, two old horses, lots of sheep and a scruffy terrier.

David Brown


David Brown has worked for more than three decades helping people preserve the historic places of their communities. As Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Brown led the development team for – and currently oversees the implementation of – the Next Trust Strategic Plan, a blueprint of the future of the National Trust. He also leads the creation of, the online virtual town square where people share proven tools, make connections, and get inspired to save historic places. Brown provided direct oversight and strategic direction to Campaign for America’s Historic Places, the comprehensive campaign for the future of the National Trust which raised more than $135 million against a $125 million goal from 1998-2003.

Prior to joining the National Trust in 1996, Brown served as the founding Executive Director of the Preservation Alliance of Virginia, a consortium of 150 preservation and conservation organisations representing more than 60,000 Virginians. In eight years, he forged the Alliance’s commitment to advocacy, capacity building for local organisations, and the study and promotion of preservation’s economic benefits. Under his direction, the Alliance successfully campaigned for state rehabilitation tax credits that since 1997 have spurred investment of over $300 million in more than 250 historic buildings. Brown also served as Director of Historic Staunton Foundation in Staunton, Virginia, where the organization’s downtown revitalization has been recognized with a National Trust Honor Award and a Great American Main Street Award.

Brown has edited and authored numerous publications including A Future for Virginia’s Past, the report of the Governor’s Commission to Study Historic Preservation on which he served as Chairman. A native of Tennessee, Brown was one of the first graduates of the Historic Preservation Program at Middle Tennessee State University and he has a Masters in Planning from the Georgia Institute of Technology.


SK Misra


S.K. Misra is the Chairman of the Indian Trust for Rural Heritage and Development (ITRHD), and former Chairman of the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH).

During his government career, he served in numerous positions, heading the ministries of Tourism, Civil Aviation and Agriculture as Secretary, before retiring as Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister. He served as Director-General of the Festivals of India in the U.S. and France, and established numerous cultural and educational institutions in India.
Following retirement from the government, he took on the leadership of INTACH, where he strengthened the funding base and administrative infrastructure and greatly expanded the scope of activities. He led INTACH into a strong and influential presence both in India and the global arena. In 2010, he took on a new challenge by establishing ITRHD, focusing on India’s rural heritage and the linkages between heritage and rural development. Mr. Misra holds the position of Emeritus Vice-Chairman of INTO, and is a member of the Executive Committee.
In 2009, he was honoured by the President of India with the Padma Bhushan, India’s 3rd highest civilian award.


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