Hilary McGrady is the new director general of the National Trust having been the chief operating officer for 12 years of service. In this role she was responsible for the operation, care and management of all National Trust places in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Tim Parker, chair of the National Trust, said:
“The decision to appoint Hilary was made by the board of trustees and I am pleased to say the decision was unanimous.”
After her appointment as director general, she said:
“I am immensely proud to have been appointed as director general of the National Trust.
This is a charity I love because it looks after the things that matter to me personally, the outdoors, the arts, heritage, nature and beauty.
But more importantly these are things that I believe matter to the nation which is why we have five million members and many more supporters. I am looking forward to building on that support and inspiring even more people to look after the places that matter to them.
I am looking forward to building on that support and inspiring even more people to look after the places that matter to them.”