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According to this article in the Haringey Independent Alexandra Palace has appointed a new chief executive. Now that sentence is a little vague because the interweaving of different interests at Alexandra Palace and Park are not simple. There is a charity, which I think was created by Act of Parliament, and which I think of as being the overriding element in the constitution. There is a board of Trustees, there is Haringey council, and there is a trading company. The article does not specify of what the new man will be Chief Exec, but apparently his tasks include " . . . oversee[ing] the merger of the landmark's trading company and charitable trust  . . . " so ultimately he will be Chief Exec of the merged entity?? I wonder if that merger requires an Act of Parliament?

The man himself is Duncan Wilson OBE, who sounds like an interesting chap. The following is taken from a write up on the Royal Armouries website where he is a trustee :

He is a chartered accountant, and his first post-qualification job was as Financial Controller of English Heritage. However, before accountancy he worked as a professional archaeologist, and has a post-graduate degree in European Archaeology from Oxford University.

He also has a good track record  in achieving success with large important public buildings. His latest job was at the Greenwich Foundation which is now one of the top 20 attractions in Britain. Prior to that he was at Somerset House which to my untrained eye also seems to be a success.

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