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Civic Voice – VIRTUAL – ‘In Conversation’ with Ros Kerslake, CEO of Heritage Lottery Fund

16 July - 11:00 - 11:30


The latest in a series of Civic Voice ‘In Conversations’ with the civic movement, this webinar will explore the impact of the current coronavirus pandemic on the histoirc environment and will hear how the Heritage Lottery Fund is responding.

Hosted by Kevin Trickett MBE, President of Wakefield Civic Society and Chair of the Yorkshire and Humber Association of Civic Societies, Kevin will be talking with Ros Kerslake, CEO of the HLF,

Participants must register for the event here. The webinar will be held via Zoom and the meeting password will be sent to participants prior to the meeting.

Speaker biographies

Ros Kerslake joined the organisation as Chief Executive in July 2016, from The Prince’s Regeneration Trust where she was also CEO.Ros trained as a solicitor and started her career in legal roles before taking on wider leadership positions in the private sector, including for Gulf Oil and Booker Group. As Property Director of Railtrack, she developed an interest in the issues around place and urban regeneration which have characterised her roles since. Ros went on to lead RegenCo – an urban regeneration company in the West Midlands – where she was the first CEO.

Among her achievements at The Prince’s Regeneration Trust, Ros led the team that saved one of the last working Victorian potteries in the UK, Middleport Pottery, bringing new life and business to the restored site.

Ros is on twitter at @roskerslake

Kevin Trickett MBE

Kevin is a native of Wakefield and has lived in and around the city all his life. After a 40-year career in the Civil Service, he now devotes much of his time to charity work, writing, public speaking, and travel. He writes and speaks about some of his favourite subjects including architecture, heritage, philosophy, travel and Art Deco. His blog can be found on his website https://itbroadensthemind.com/. Kevin is well versed in the activities of the civic movement, having been a trustee of Wakefield Civic Society since 1990. He was elected as the Society’s President in March 2002 and continues to hold that position today. He is also a trustee of the Yorkshire and Humber Association of Civic Societies (YHACS) and was elected as its Chair in January 2011, a role which he also continues to fulfil.

In the 2018 New Year’s Honours List, Kevin was awarded an MBE for services to the community in Wakefield.

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