Anna Eavis


Anna joined OPT as CEO in January 2024.

Anna previously worked at English Heritage, most recently as its Curatorial Director, with responsibility for the stewardship and presentation of over 400 historic sites, their collections and landscapes. She led English Heritage’s learning, youth engagement and creative programmes and was responsible for the London Blue Plaques scheme. While at English Heritage, Anna was closely involved in many capital and conservation projects including the creation of the Stonehenge Visitor Centre, the conservation of the early 18th-century house and designed landscape at Marble Hill (Twickenham), the award-winning new roof at Clifford’s Tower (York) and the restoration of the 19th-century hall and gardens at Belsay (Northumberland).

Anna is a Trustee of Leeds Castle and a member of the fabric committees at both Canterbury and Salisbury cathedrals. She has a particular interest in medieval stained glass and has long been a committee member of the Corpus Vitrearum, a British Academy-funded project dedicated to the research and publication of historic stained glass in Britain. She was formerly a trustee of the Stained Glass Museum.

Anna has lived in East Oxford for twenty years. She is a keen walker, sings in local choirs and – a lover of dancing – helps run Oxford Balboa, a local swing-dance society.

Anna Eavis standing in a forest