Tadas Khazanavicius appointed as Executive Director of The National Archives Trust

September 1 2022

The National Archives Trust has appointed Tadas Khazanavicius to the role of Executive Director, following a highly competitive recruitment campaign. He takes up post on 19th September 2022, and will work closely with the Trust’s Board along with The National Archives’ leadership team to share the nation’s incredible archival collections with diverse audiences across the UK.

Tadas brings 20 years’ experience in the UK’s culture and heritage sector, joining the Trust from the British Museum, where he has held the role of Head of International Philanthropy since 2010. At the Museum, he led a team which oversaw a broad portfolio of family and institutional trusts and foundations, statutory funders and individual donor groups, as well as international bodies and government arms. Tadas has also held positions at the National Theatre and the Prince’s Foundation in the UK, and at the Toronto Arts Council and the Toronto Theatre Alliance in Canada.

Sir Anthony Seldon, Chair of The National Archives Trust, said ‘I am delighted to welcome Tadas to this vital and exciting role. With his impressive history of fundraising success and strong vision for the future, Tadas is the perfect choice of Executive Director to lead the Trust as we work with The National Archives to transform the ways in which our documentary heritage is used and appreciated across the country.’

Jeff James, CEO of The National Archives, added, Tadas’s appointment marks a new phase in our partnership with The National Archives Trust. I look forward to working with him, along with Sir Anthony and the other Trustees, to achieve our ambitious goals for engaging the public with our collections and making our archives truly national.’