Hugh Bullock, Lt Gen Andrew Figgures CB CBE, and Mark Urban have been reappointed as Trustees of Imperial War Museum

Hugh Bullock

Hugh Bullock was Chairman of Gerald Eve LLP until 2020 with a career in real estate over 35 years. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a Fellow of the Royal Town Planning Institute. He currently serves as a Member of the Council of the Duchy of Lancaster, as a Trustee of the Imperial War Museums (including as Chair of the Estates Advisory Committee) and as a Trustee of the William Robinson Gravetye Charity. Other activities include supporting the University of Crete.

His former external appointments include: Member of the Mayor of London’s Homes for Londoners Board; Advisor to the Westminster Property Association; Member of the Cambridge University Land Economy Advisory Board; Member of the Board of Trustees of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA); Member of the Property Advisory Group of The Passage; Commissioner on the Mayor of London’s West End Commission; Chairman of London First’s Planning and Development Advisory Forum; Member of the Mayor of London’s London Electricity High-Level Working Group; Member of the London Regional Council of the CBI; and Visiting Lecturer to the University of Reading.

Lt General Andrew Figgures CB CBE

Lt General Andrew Figgures was educated at Loughborough Grammar School, Welbeck College and St Catharine’s College Cambridge where he read Engineering. He was commissioned from Sandhurst into the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. He has served in Germany and the United Kingdom and on operations in Northern Ireland, the Former Republic of Yugoslavia and Iraq in 2003-4 where he was Senior British Military Representative and deputy to the US Commander. He has been on the directing staff at the Royal Military College of Science responsible for the instruction of Surveillance, Target Acquisition, Aerial Vehicles’ Guided Weapons and Emerging Technology.

In 2004 he became Technical Director of the Defence Procurement Agency and Defence Logistic Organisation, Master-General of the Ordnance and a member of the Army Board. On promotion to Lieutenant General in 2006 he became Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff responsible for the Defence Equipment Plan for all three services.

In 2010 on leaving the Army he was appointed to the position of Chief Executive of the British Transport Police Authority with the responsibility for policing the railways in Great Britain until 2016. General Figgures chairs IWM’s Audit Committee.

Mark Urban

Mark Urban is the Diplomatic Editor and occasional presenter of the BBC’s Newsnight programme for whom he has covered many of the key international events of the past 30 years. He is also a prolific military historian, writing about conflicts involving the British Army from the 18th Century to the present day. He served on the board of the Royal Armouries 2012-2018. Mark held a short service limited commission (1979) and territorial commission in the Royal Tank Regiment (1980-1983).

Trustees of the Imperial War Museum are not remunerated. All three terms were initially extended by 7 months, they have subsequently been reappointed for terms of 3 years and 5 months.

These reappointments have been made in accordance with the Cabinet Office’s Governance Code on Public Appointments. The appointments process is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments. Under the Code, any significant political activity undertaken by an appointee in the last five years must be declared. This is defined as including holding office, public speaking, making a recordable donation, or candidature for election.

Hugh Bullock, Andrew Figgures and Mark Urban have declared no such political activity.

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