The Trustees of Heritage Lincolnshire have announced that they have appointed Greg Pickup as the charity’s new CEO.

Greg’s background is in funding, having worked for the National Lottery Heritage Fund for nearly six years, before going on to manage the £20m Derby Enterprise Growth Fund.  He has since had a successful career as an independent consultant, during which time he has raised funding towards and successfully managed a range of heritage and community projects.

Greg said: “I’m incredibly excited to join the fantastic team at Heritage Lincolnshire. The charity has over the course of its 30-year history become one of the country’s most active and respected building preservation trusts, counting more than 35 staff and over 300 volunteers and generating over £1 million annually in income. As the Trust’s new Chief Executive Officer, I’m proud to be heading up a charity at the forefront of championing Lincolnshire’s rich and diverse heritage.”

Simon Erskine Crum, chairman of the Board of Trustees, said, “The Trust are thrilled that Greg will be joining us.  He is well known to us, having helped and advised us when he was at the National Lottery Heritage Fund.  We also know him and through his membership of the Heritage Trust Network, an organization of increasing national importance.  Under Greg we look forward to continuing to deliver the benefits that the Trust has provided to the heritage and education of Lincolnshire and, more recently, beyond.”

Greg replaces Simon Johnson, who was at the Trust for six months as its Interim CEO and whose services were provided on a consultancy basis by Welton House Ltd.  He will remain involved in the business for the next few months as a commercial consultant on the Trust’s flagship project to restore The Old King’s Head and re-open it as a B&B, café and deli.

Simon Erskine Crum added, “I would also like to express the Trust’s thanks to Simon Johnson who kept us on a straight course for the six months, no easy task in the present volatile situation.”