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Announcing the appointment of the Rothschild Foundation’s new Chief Executive

28 September 2021

The Trustees of the Rothschild Foundation are delighted to announce the appointment of Mark Blandford-Baker as Chief Executive of the Rothschild Foundation.  Mark joins us having been Home Bursar of Magdalen College, Oxford for the past 21 years, leading a large and diverse team of people in an environment of excellence.

On his arrival at Waddesdon Mark comments; “I look forward to helping everyone work together, stringing together the pearls that make up the Foundation which is here to look after its assets and enable grant-making.  We work in a wonderful place and county that is full of beauty and history, as well as a place of learning, quality, and enjoyment.”

As Chief Executive, Mark will lead the Foundation’s management of the Manor and its others assets, and also have oversight of our grant-making programmes.  Over the autumn, we will continue to build on the recent success of the Community Fund and open our Strategic grants programme to strengthen the Foundation’s investment in arts and heritage, sustainable food and farming, and for young people both in Buckinghamshire and across the UK.