Eugenie Turton CB

2514 Eugenie Turton

Trustee - Chair  

Genie is a former senior civil servant, who at Cambridge read Classics and then researched the social status of actors in the Roman Empire. She was Under Secretary for Housing at the Department of the Environment, then, following the Hampton Court fire, ran the government's policy on heritage, modernising the management of the Royal Palaces and Parks. She ran the government’s public service improvement programme in the late 1990s and was responsible for the establishment of London’s new government in 2000. Her last job in Whitehall, in 2004, was Director General in the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister responsible for Housing, Planning and Urban regeneration. Since then she has worked as a non-executive with several organisations in the private and charitable sectors, including the Wates Group, Rockpools Executive Search, the Dulwich Picture Gallery, the Horniman Museum, the Historic Houses Association, and the Pilgrim Trust. She is currently on the board of Genesis Housing Association and the Edward Heath Charitable Foundation, an associate of Critical Eye, and a lay member of the Chapter of Salisbury Cathedral.