Jersey Heritage Trust operates in an open and honest way; our legal status, constitution and our policies are publicly available

Legal Status

The Jersey Heritage Trust is an Association incorporated in Jersey Law registered before the Royal Court on 3 June 1983.  Today we operate under the brand Jersey Heritage.  We are registered as a charity (no. 411) under the Charities (Jersey) Law 2014.  Having statutory responsibilities, operating services that would otherwise be undertaken by Government and in receipt of Government funding we are regarded as an Arms Length Organisations for some purposes of the Public Finances (Jersey) Law 2019.  Our Heritage services are provided under a Strategic Partnership Agreement with the Government acting through the Minister for Economic Development, Tourism, Sport and Culture. Jersey Heritage receives an annual grant from the Government and undertakes additional fundraising to meet the costs of these services.

Jersey Heritage Trust is a registered Jersey Charity, number 411.  Jersey Heritage is also a member of the Association of Jersey Charities, number AJC161.

Chief Executive – Jonathan Carter

Jonathan is Chief Executive of Jersey Heritage Trust.  Prior to this appointment in 2003, he undertook a number of curatorial and management roles at the charity from 1989.

A history graduate of the University of Leeds with an MA in Museum Studies from the University of Leicester, Jonathan is principal adviser to the Trustees on all matters of policy and strategy and is responsible for leadership of the organisation.

Jonathan is currently a director of Jersey Community Foundation, a director of Jersey National Park, a trustee of Jersey Public Sculpture Trust and a member of the Academic Council of Jersey International Centre of Advanced Studies.

Finance Director – Philip Thomas

Phil is the Finance and Commercial Operations Director of Jersey Heritage Trust.

A graduate of the University of London with a BSc in biochemistry, Phil is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants and has a wealth of experience from working in accounting, legal, distribution, manufacturing and third sector organisations. He holds a Diploma from the Institute of Legal Finance & Management and the Certificate and Diploma in Company Direction awarded by the Institute of Directors.

He is currently treasurer of ArtHouse Jersey.

Director of Curation & Experience – Louise Downie

Louise is Curation and Experience Director for Jersey Heritage Trust.  Prior to this appointment in 2014, she was Curator of Art at the charity from 1994.

An art history graduate of the University of Sheffield Hallam with an MA in Museum Studies from the University of Leicester, Louise oversees the public-facing side of sharing the Island’s heritage, whether that’s through a visit to a Jersey Heritage site or free-to-access heritage site, an exhibition, event or outreach within the community.

Louise is a member of the Oxford Cultural Leaders alumni network.

Director of Archives & Collections -Linda Romeril

Linda is Archives and Collections Director at Jersey Heritage Trust. Prior to her appointment in 2007, she undertook a number of roles at Jersey Archive from 1997.

An English and history graduate of the University of York with an MSc in Archive Administration, Linda is responsible for the selection, care and promotion of the Island’s unique archival and museum collections.

Linda also acts as official Archivist for Jersey, appointed under the Public Records (Jersey) Law.


The Chair and Trustees of Jersey Heritage are appointed by the Board with Chair recruitment overseen by Jersey Appointments Commission.  The Board comprises between 8 and 12 trustees, including the Chair and two nominees by our partner organisation the Société Jersiaise.

Board of Trustees

Simon Boas –  Chair

Steve Cartwright

Carolyn Ferguson

Amy Hall – Société Jersiaise nominee

Percy Hayball

Anuradha Huggler

Lisa Mansell

Neil Molyneux

Clare Newman

Laura Robertson

Helier Smith

Nicky Westwood – Société Jersiaise President

Do you share our vision to be an inspirational guardian and champion of our Island’s rich and varied history? Trustee recruitment vacancies can be found on the Jersey Appointments Commission website.    Trustees are not remunerated.

We have a strong commitment to diversity on our Board. We aim to ensure that the Board of Trustees is a diverse and balanced group of people, in terms of gender, ethnicity, age, disability, experience, skills, track record and attitude and who all share a commitment to Jersey Heritage Trust.

The roles and responsibilities of the Board of Trustees are set out in the Code of Conduct for Trustees.

The Register of Trustees’ interests is open to the public and may be consulted by contacting Jersey Heritage Trust


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