Luke Purser Luke is Development Director of English Heritage. He has held leadership roles at the Royal College of Art, the Mayor’s Fund for London, and the University of Oxford. Luke has raised significant funds for numerous projects from funders around the world, with considerable experience in the USA and the Middle East. A strategic and creative leader, he has helped develop internationalisation and earned income strategies, and built partnerships with global brands including Google, Barclays, Goldman Sachs, IDEO, and Burberry. Luke has advised the Sunday Times Fast Track for 15 years and was a Board member of InnovationRCA, the UK’s most successful university business incubator. In 2014 he co-founded the Global Grad Show in Dubai, which has become the world’s biggest design education exhibition. He is a non-executive director of Interactive Imagination, and a founding director of events and media company Hawkwood International Ltd. Luke is a trustee of the Hereford Cathedral Perpetual Trust and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and holds a degree in history from the University of Oxford. With their two children at university, Luke and his wife Anna now divide their time between homes in West Sussex and the Charente-Maritime, France.