The Institute of Conservation has selected their new Chief Executive.
Sara Crofts, will be joining Icon in Janaury 2019, allowing time for her current strategic review work at Heritage Lottery Fund to be finished.
Originally trained as an architect, Sara holds an MSc in Architectural Conservation and wrote her thesis on Interpreting Cultural Significance.
The recruitment panel was impressed by Sara's broad level of skills and connections in the conservation and heritage worlds and her track record in advocacy, fund raising, project and people management. Sara was the panel’s unanimous first choice and the members were delighted when she accepted the position.
Current Icon CEO Alison Richmond said:
"I couldn’t be more delighted to be handing Icon over to Sara Crofts... Icon is very fortunate to be reaping the benefits of Sara’s distinguished career at SPAB (Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings) and HLF (Heritage Lottery Fund). Her experience and expertise are exactly what Icon needs to move to the next level. I hope you will join with me in giving Sara a very warm welcome.”