Founders

  • Dr Lisbet Rausing
    Co-Founder

    Co-founder of Arcadia. Lisbet did her BA at UC Berkeley and her PhD at Harvard University, where she was a lecturer and assistant professor in the history of science. Lisbet also supports family companies such as Ecolean, a liquid food packaging company, and Ingleby Farms, a farming company. Outside boards and committees have included the Harvard Board of Overseers and Yad Hanadiv Advisory Committee. She currently serves on the Cambridge Conservation Initiative Advisory Board.

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  • Professor Peter Baldwin
    Co-Founder

    Co-founder of Arcadia and chairman of the Donor and Advisory Boards. Peter is professor of history at UCLA and Global Distinguished Professor at NYU. He is a member of the board of the New York Public Library, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Wikimedia Endowment, and chair of the board at the Center for Jewish History. Peter has written books on the history of the welfare state, of public health, and of copyright. He has a book on the history of crime and the law and one on the Covid-19 pandemic forthcoming in 2021.

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Advisory Board

  • Frances Beinecke
    Advisory Board

    Frances is President Emerita of the Natural Resources Defense Council ( NRDC). She serves on the Boards of ClientEarth, the World Resources Institute, the Cary Institute for Ecosystem Studies, the Adirondack Chapter of the Nature Conservancy and the Advisory Board of Oxford University’s Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment.

    Frances Beinecke
  • Dr Johannes Burger
    Advisory Board

    Johannes is a partner at Marxer & Partner, the oldest and largest law firm in the Principality of Liechtenstein. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Centrum Bank from 2008 to 2015.

    Johannes Burger
  • Sir Charles Burrell Bt
    Advisory Board

    Charles owns the 3,500 acre Knepp Castle Estate in West Sussex. Since 2001, he has devoted the estate to a landscape-scale rewilding project, with free-roaming cattle, horses, pigs, and deer driving habitat creation. Numerous endangered species have returned to Knepp, and it is now a breeding hotspot for turtle doves, purple emperor butterflies and nightingales.

    Charlie Burrell
  • Anthea Case CBE FRSA
    Advisory Board

    Anthea has recently retired as Principal Adviser of Arcadia, a post held since 2004. She previously worked in the Treasury, and was Chief Executive of the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Heritage Lottery Fund. She was awarded a CBE in 2003 for services to heritage. Anthea's roles in the heritage and arts sector have included chair of the Heritage Alliance and Heritage Commissioner on CABE (the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment). She is currently on the boards of the Illuminated River Foundation, the Norfolk and Norwich Festival Trust and a member of the British Council’s Cultural Protection Advisory Group.


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  • Professor Dr Markus Hilgert
    Advisory Board

    Professor Dr Markus Hilgert is the secretary general and chief executive officer of the Kulturstiftung der Länder (Cultural Foundation of the German Federal States). Previously, Markus was the director of the Vorderasiatisches Museum (Museum of the Ancient Near East) in the Pergamonmuseum, Berlin and Professor of Ancient Near Eastern Studies at Heidelberg University. He established the Heidelberg Center for Cultural Heritage at Heidelberg University as well as the Center for Digital Cultural Heritage in Museums at the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation.

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  • Heather Joseph
    Advisory Board

    Heather is the executive director of SPARC, a global coalition committed to making “open” the default for research and education. She has served on the Board of Directors of non-profit organizations including the Public Library of Science (PLOS), Duraspace, EIFL, the Center for Open Science and ImpactStory. In 2015, Heather was appointed to the Commerce Data Advisory Council of the United States Department of Commerce.

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  • Ben Koerner
    Advisory Board

    Ben graduated from Harvard College in 2015 with an AB in Comparative Literature. After college he joined the New Statesman, working on the culture desk, and then the Global Public Policy Institute in Berlin, researching rising powers and global governance. Ben is currently studying political science at LSE. He is also on the board of Corrour, his family’s estate in Scotland.

    Ben Koerner
  • Neil MacGregor OM
    Advisory Board

    Neil chairs the Steering Committee charged with preparing the Humboldt Forum in Berlin. He was previously director of the British Museum from 2002 to 2015, and of the National Gallery from 1987 to 2002. He was appointed to the Order of Merit in 2010.

    Neil Mac Gregor
  • Dame Alison Richard
    Advisory Board

    Alison is a Senior Research Scientist at Yale. She was previously Vice Chancellor of Cambridge. She is co-trustee of the Liz Claiborne and Art Ortenberg Foundation, a board member at WWF-International and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and chairs the Advisory Boards of the Cambridge Conservation Initiative, Luc Hoffman Institute and Perrett Laver.

    Dame Alison Richard
  • Lord Rothschild OM GBE
    Advisory Board

    Jacob has chaired RIT since its flotation in 1998, and is chairman of the nominations committee. He is also chairman of the Rothschild Foundation and Yad Hanadiv, and former chairman of the National Gallery and the Heritage Lottery Fund. He was awarded the Order of Merit in 2002 for exceptionally meritorious service to arts, learning, literature and science.

    Lord Rothschild

Team

  • Dr Simon Chaplin
    Chief Executive Officer

    Simon is Arcadia’s CEO. He was previously Director of Culture & Society at the Wellcome Trust and Director of Wellcome Collection. He is a biologist-turned-historian and has served on the boards of several research-focused organizations including Research Libraries UK, the British Society for the History of Science and the Society for the History of Natural History.

    Dr Simon Chaplin
  • Dr Gerardo Fragoso
    Director of Environmental Programmes

    Gerardo heads Arcadia’s environmental programme. He was previously Head of Programme at the United Nations Environment Programme’s World Conservation Monitoring Centre, where he was responsible for overseeing advice provision on the protection of endangered species and their habitats. Gerardo is an environmental geographer, a biochemical engineer, and a qualified financial manager. He is a graduate of the University of Cambridge and of the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey in Mexico.

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  • Dr Ross Mounce
    Director of Open Access Programmes

    Ross manages Arcadia’s open access grants. He was previously a postdoc in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Cambridge, a Software Sustainability Fellow, and a Panton Fellow for open data in science. Ross gained his doctorate at the University of Bath, where his thesis focused on the role of morphology in analyses of evolutionary relationships that include fossil species.

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  • Dr Arthur Dudney
    Cultural Grants Manager

    Arthur manages Arcadia’s cultural grants. He was previously a research fellow at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, and a teaching fellow at SOAS. He holds a PhD from Columbia University’s Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies, and an AB from Princeton University’s Department of Classics.

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  • Dr Francesca McGrath
    Environmental Grants Manager

    Francesca manages Arcadia’s environmental grants, alongside Gerardo and Emma. Trained as a conservation scientist, she has international experience in coupled human-natural systems in Southeast Asia, US, UK, and wildlife trade in the Middle East. Francesca was previously a research fellow in the School for Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan. Her PhD from the National University of Singapore explored incentive-based conservation programmes in Indonesia. She also holds an MSc in Environment and Development from the London School of Economics.

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  • Dr Emma McIntosh
    Environmental Grants Manager

    Emma manages Arcadia’s environmental grants, alongside Gerardo and Francesca. She previously worked on environmental policy, monitoring and evaluation, and advocacy projects in Australia, French Polynesia and the UK including with the Great British Oceans coalition, Gladstone Healthy Harbour Partnership and the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists. Emma holds a DPhil from the University of Oxford in conservation science.

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  • Andrew Wright
    Chief Operating Officer and Director of Lund Trust

    Andrew heads Arcadia’s operations and also leads Peter and Lisbet’s more personal giving through Lund Trust. He previously worked for Cripplegate Foundation, a charitable trust in North London. Andrew has a master’s degree in Aegean archaeology from the University of Sheffield.

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  • Tami Shacham
    Operations and Communications Manager

    Tami manages operations and communications for Arcadia and its sister charity, Lund Trust. She previously worked at Yad Hanadiv, a Rothschild family foundation. Tami has a master’s degree in culture studies from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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  • Lucy Bromley
    Operations Assistant

    Lucy works alongside Tami and Andrew in Arcadia’s operational team. She previously worked at Sotheby’s, an international fine art auction house. Lucy has a master’s degree in History of Art from the University of Edinburgh.

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  • Dr Mike Heyworth
    Consultant to Cultural Programmes

    Mike works as a consultant as part of the culture team. He is an archaeologist by training and was previously the executive director of the Council for British Archaeology. He is now a consultant working with a range of archaeology and heritage groups across the UK. He holds a PhD from the University of Bradford in archaeological science.

    Dr Mike Heyworth
  • Jack Foxall
    Consultant for Environmental Programmes

    Jack supports the development of our environmental strategy and new grants. He has eighteen years of experience working in international nature conservation, and has managed several large-scale restoration projects. Jack has previously worked for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Fauna & Flora International, RSPB and the Cambridge Conservation Initiative. He is a Geography graduate of King’s College, London.

    Jack Foxall
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