Installation of the Canopy in progress, 2015

London Historic Buildings Trust announces staff appointments

The London Historic Buildings Trust (LHBT) is very pleased to confirm the appointments of Rosie Shaw as Senior Project Manager, Dickon Moore as Project Manager and Beth Thomas as Finance Manager.  Putting this staff team in place has marked an important step in the Trust’s ambitious strategy to expand its capacity to deliver a larger number of sustainable, heritage-led regeneration projects and focus on social impact. 

The award of a three-year Regional Capacity Building grant by Historic England in June this year has provided the funding for the two project manager roles.

Rosie Shaw, who has extensive project management experience in the heritage sector, has been working with the Trust in a freelance capacity since 2017.  She is also a specialist architectural paint researcher – she is the Honorary Secretary of the Traditional Paint Forum, and sits on the ICON Historic Interiors Group.  Dickon Moore joined the Trust recently, having held site-based roles with English Heritage and Tate.  He has also undertaken freelance work for the National Lottery Heritage Fund.  Beth Thomas started work with the Trust in 2019.  She has substantial operational management experience in the arts and heritage sector, having previously worked for English Heritage and Historic England with responsibility for a wide range of historic buildings.

Diana Beattie OBE, Chair of LHBT, said: “We are delighted that we now have in place such a dedicated team of high-quality people who are passionate about the power of heritage to improve people’s lives. I’m confident that with their enthusiasm and expertise, and the support of a committed board of Trustees, we face an exciting future in LHBT’s work to regenerate historic buildings to help communities thrive.”

Simon Buteux, Partnerships Team Leader at Historic England, said: “Historic England has collaborated with London Historic Buildings Trust on several successful restoration projects and we are delighted that this funding will allow their work to continue and grow, benefitting both the wider heritage sector and local communities in London.”



Notes to editors

For more information, please contact Rosie Fraser at

The London Historic Buildings Trust works with Historic England, local authorities and other partners and building owners to develop heritage-led regeneration projects throughout London, putting the needs of local communities at the heart of their work.

Formerly known as the Heritage of London Trust Operations (HOLTOPs), the Trust has almost 30 years’ experience of tackling challenging heritage at risk projects in London.

LHBT also works with key stakeholders to ensure that its projects are informed by the needs of the local community and result in positive social change and sensitive regeneration, as well as training, learning, volunteering and employment opportunities. It also works to support local communities in their aspirations to safeguard local buildings, offering professional guidance through training and consultancy services.

To find out more about LHBT’s projects go to

To find more information on Rosie Shaw, Dikon Moore and Beth Thomas go to


Capacity building grants

Historic England offers capacity building grants for activities and projects which are local or regional in coverage and which promote the understanding, management and conservation of the historic environment.


About Historic England

We are Historic England is the public body that helps people care for, enjoy and celebrate England’s spectacular historic environment, from beaches and battlefields to parks and pie shops. We protect, champion and save the places that define who we are and where we’ve come from as a nation. We care passionately about the stories these places tell, the ideas they represent and the people who live, work and play among them. Working with communities and specialists we share our passion, knowledge and skills to inspire interest, care and conservation, so everyone can keep enjoying and looking after the history that surrounds us all. We fundraise from individuals, charitable trusts and foundations and public sector bodies to enable us to deliver those aspects of our work that are not funded by our Government grant.

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