Biographies

Richard Fleck, CBE
Chairman of the Holburne Museum

Richard Fleck is a consultant with the UK law firm, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP. Having joined in 1971, he was a partner of Herbert Smith from 1980 until 2009, he had a wide-ranging practice embracing international corporate transactions, dispute resolution, and competition and regulation.

In surveys of the General Counsel of Fortune 1000 companies undertaken by Fortune magazine to identify those lawyers who provide outstanding client service, he was one of only 3 lawyers to be nominated in four successive years – in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008.

His external activities include:
• Appointment by The Bank of England as an inspector under the Banking Act 1986

• Preparing the report on “The responsibilities of Senior Management” published by The Securities and Investments Board; participation in the Company Law Reform review and a member of two consultative groups set up by The Financial Services Authority in the context of its review of the Listing Rules

• Participant in the Co-ordinating Group on Audit and Accounting Issues established by the Treasury and the Department of Trade and Industry following the Enron and WorldCom failures (2002 – 2003)

• Chairman of the Auditing Practices Board (2003 to date, having been a member of the Board and its predecessor bodies since 1986)

• Director of The Financial Reporting Council (2007 to date, having been a member of its predecessor body since 2003):

• Chairman of the Consultancy and Advisory Group to the International Ethical Standards Board for Accountants (2006 to date)

• Non-executive Director of the National Audit Office (2009 to 2012)

• Chairman of The Incorporated Council of Law reporting for England and Wales (2013 to date)

• Member of the Council of Salisbury Cathedral

• Member of the Council Marlborough College Malaysia

Jennifer Scott
Director of the Holburne Museum

Jennifer Scott has come from the Royal Collection Trust where she has been a curator since 2004.

Prior to this she worked at the National Gallery, in London and National Museums, in Liverpool, and has curated a number of major exhibitions for The Queen's Galleries in London and Edinburgh, The Bowes Museum County Durham and The Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Brussels.

She gained her BA and MA at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London and her publications include books on royal portraiture and Dutch and Flemish art.

She also worked with the Holburne team on one of the Museum's most popular exhibitions Rembrandt and his Contemporaries: Paintings from the Royal Collection in 2013.

 

Eric Parry
Architect of the Holburne extension

Eric Parry studied architecture at the University of Newcastle (1970-1973), the Royal College of Art (1976-1978) and the Architectural Association (1979-1980).

He founded Eric Parry Architects in 1983, the year he was appointed as a lecturer in architecture at the University of Cambridge, where he taught until 1997. The innovative 30 Finsbury Square won the practice much acclaim and was short listed for the Stirling Prize in 2003. The office building Aldermanbury Square is now complete and has also been short listed for the Stirling Prize, and the Renewal Project at St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square has won many awards since its completion in 2008.

He was elected Royal Academician in 2006. He was President of the Architectural Association from 2005 to 2007, and a council member since 1995. He served as Chair of the RIBA Awards Group and was a member of the Kettles Yard Committee and the Arts Council of England Visual Arts and Architecture Panels in previous years.

He serves as an External Examiner at schools of Architecture in the UK and has held lectureships at the University of Cambridge, Graduate School of Design, Harvard, USA and the Tokyo Institute of Technology.