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Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees, established in 1984, is the governing body. 

Trustees are appointed by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, apart from one appointed by HM The King and another, the Constable of the Tower of London, who is a member ex-officio. The Board of Trustees is responsible for overseeing the affairs of the Royal Armouries and determining its overall strategy. The number of Trustees who may serve at any one time may not be less than 6 or more than 11. 

Trustees are not remunerated for their services but are eligible to claim reasonable expenses. The Board meet on average four times a year. 

The Board of Trustees appointed a director to be responsible for providing leadership to the Royal Armouries and reporting to the Board of Trustees in all matters relating to the Royal Armouries performance. 

Nat Edwards was appointed Director General and Master of the Armouries in October 2022, and also holds responsibility as Accounting Officer.


  • Finance and Capital Development Committee
  • Audit Committee
  • Remuneration Committee

Board members