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New Board of Trustees

At our 2017 Congress in Bali, approval was given to a organisational structure, constitution and byelaws for INTO.

The new CIO (Charitable Incorporated Organisation) was established at the end of last year and at our Board meeting in June we finalised the transfer documents to move the three ‘old’ elements of INTO – the Charter Organisation, INTO Limited (registered charity and limited company) and the INTO Foundation – into the new Charity.  This has the same name (International National Trusts Organisation) but a new number, which is 1175994.

From a membership point of view, little changes. INTO continues to do the same things and provide the same services. The main benefits are a simplification of the internal management structure.

A new Board was also appointed, largely replicating the membership and role of the previous Executive Committee.

The Trustees meet regularly by teleconference (and once a year in person) thus making optimal use of virtual technologies and enabling our worldwide interests and membership to participate in a regular and cost-effective manner.   These meetings are chaired by Fiona Reynolds.

Dame Fiona Reynolds (Chair)
Emily Drani (Vice-Chair)
William White (Treasurer)
Justin Albert
Natalie Bull
Irena Edwards
Elizabeth Erasito
Catrini Pratihari Kubontubuh
Katherine Malone-France
Martin Galea
Tom Perrigo
SK Misra

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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William White (Hon 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 management for five of Discovery Communication US’s channels; and personally producing and directing over 100 hours of documentaries, including a multi award winning 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.

Natalie Bull
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Natalie Bull is CEO of the National Trust for Canada. Natalie’s first day in this role coincided with attending her first ICNT in Washington, DC. Six years later, her organisation was proud to co-host the 2011 INTO Congress in Victoria, Canada.

Natalie’s focus at the National Trust is on building productive relationships with an extensive stakeholder group across the country. Natalie is also leading efforts to renew the organisation’s direct involvement in historic places, in partnership with the Prince’s Regeneration Trust. Natalie would bring her instinct for networking and connection to a role on the board of INTO.

Irena Edwards
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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 in 2009/2010 in the UK. She has years of experience of successfully managing change.

Elizabeth Erasito
Elizabeth Erasito
Elizabeth Erasito is Director of the National Trust of Fiji [NTF] a founding INTO Member.

The NTF is a statutory organisation established in 1970 under an Act of Parliament and is the only such organisation in the entire Pacific Island region. Director Erasito has managed the work program of the NTF for 13 years. She is a graduate of the University of the South Pacific in Suva, Fiji’s capital and attended the University of Greenwich UK for postgraduate studies in Tourism, Conservation and Sustainable Development. She has served as chair of Fiji’s Protected Areas Committee and has played many other roles.

Catrini Pratihari Kubontubuh (Indonesian Heritage Trust)

Catrini Pratihari Kubontubuh has background of planning and architecture. She graduated from Institute Technology of Bandung- Indonesia (1995, Bachelor degree of Urban and Regional Planning) and Universiteit of Katholieke Leuven – Belgium (1997, Master degree of Architecture in Human Settlement). She had involved in Center for research of Institute Technology Bandung for 3 years, served as lecturer at University of Bung Hatta Padang and guest lecturer at Institute Technology Bandung, University of Ngurah Rai, University of Dwijendra, and others.

Catrini spent six years worked as staff for The World Bank Jakarta Office (2007-2012) and specializes social safeguards specialist in related projects based on community participation and culture creativities.

She is strongly committed to heritage activities shown by her intention as founder for some Heritage Trust organizations around Indonesia i.e. The West Sumatera Heritage Trust (1999), Bali Kuna Heritage Society (2000), Bali Heritage Trust (2000), Indonesian Network for Heritage Conservation (2000) and Indonesian Heritage Trust (2004). She has actively promoted Indonesian heritage through presentation on seminars, international
symposium and heritage mission to overseas, and developing partnership program with National Trusts from all over the world.

She has been appointed as Executive Director of Indonesian Heritage Trust / Badan Pelestarian Pusaka Indonesia (BPPI) since 2007 until this current time. She is also a member of Board of Executive Committee of International of National Trusts Organization (INTO). She works voluntarily for heritage activities, but she is working professionally as Executive Director for Yayasan Arsari Djojohadikusumo (YAD), a foundation in the field of culture and education.

Katherine Malone-France

Katherine Malone-France is the Vice President for Historic Sites at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, leading its portfolio of 27 historic sites around the country to provide expansive and sustainable public benefit as they model exemplary preservation, collections management, and interpretation. She is the first woman in the 67-year history of the National Trust to lead the Historic Sites department and, prior to her appointment, served as the Senior Director of Outreach, Education and Support at the National Trust. Katherine’s tenure has included the creation of a dedicated fund to support historic gardens and landscapes at National Trust Historic Sites and a 5-year campaign to address critical capital projects across the portfolio of sites. Her leadership has also resulted in a diverse range of collaborations with contemporary artists creating new works inspired by National Trust sites and a revision of the National Trust’s collections management policy, hailed as a national model for its inclusion of historic structures and landscapes by the American Alliance of Museums and the American Association for State and Local History.

Katherine is a graduate of Wofford College with a B.A. in History and holds a Masters in Historic Preservation from the College of Environment & Design at the University of Georgia.

Katherine is a native of Alabama, and resides in Washington, DC.

Tom Perrigo

Tom has worked in the Australian National Trust movement for over 25 years, most recently as CEO of the Australian Council of National Trusts (2016-18) and prior to that, CEO of the National Trust of Australia (WA) which he joined in 1990.

Tom brings extensive experience in heritage conservation, interpretation and management within the community, government and private sectors. He has a particular passion for heritage to be seen as holistic (natural, Aboriginal and historic) and has lead a number of projects that bring these together.

Tom has tertiary degrees in Science and Education and is a Fellow in both AICD and AIM.  He also teaches Masters Students at the University of Western Australia.

Martin Galea

Martin is a former President of Din L-Art Helwa, where he has worked as a volunteer since the early eighties and remains a Council member. He has been involved with the major restorations the association carries out on Forts, Chapels, and historic monuments as well as campaigning and lobbying for the environment especially on planning, land use and urban conservation issues. He was involved in the pressurising the Government to declare the first National Park in Malta at Majjistral as well as stopping major developments which would have adversely affected the countryside.

Qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with Coopers and Lybrand (now PwC) in London, he now holds some non-executive directorships/Chairmanships and works in the family business. A former president of the Federation of Industries and of the Malta Rugby Football Union he has wide ranging interests but the heritage, both natural and historical, remain an enduring focus.

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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