Meet the Team

Nick Merriman

Chief Executive, English Heritage

Nick Merriman

Nick Merriman is the Chief Executive of English Heritage, which cares for over 400 historic buildings, monuments and sites — from world-famous prehistoric sites, grand medieval castles and Roman forts, to a Cold War bunker. Through these, English Heritage brings the story of England to life for over 10 million people each year.

Merriman has previously worked as the  Chief Executive and Director of Content at the Horniman Museum and Gardens (2018 – 2024), as well as the Director of the Manchester Museum (2006–2018). He is an Honorary Professor of Museum Studies at the University of Manchester and has published widely on museum topics. He has also served as Chair of the International Council of Museums (UK, 2001–2004), President of the Council for British Archaeology (2005–2008), Chair of the University Museums Group (2009–2013), Convenor of the Museums Association’s Ethics Committee (2008–2014) and Chair of the Collections Trust (2014–2017).