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2017 - 2018


Past Master for


Loyd Grossman CBE PhD FSA

Loyd Grossman was born in Boston in 1950. After starting a career in journalism with Harpers & Queen and the Sunday Times he was diverted into television where he was involved in a wide range of programmes including Through the Keyhole, MasterChef, Behind the Headlines, History of British Sculpture, Loyd on Location and Build Britain.

Loyd’s knowledge of and fascination with food led him to create his own brand in 1995, which became Britain’s most successful new premium food brand.

Loyd is a former Commissioner of the Museums and Galleries Commission, a former Commissioner of English Heritage, a former Commissioner of the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, a founding member of the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council, past Chairman of National Museums Liverpool and of the Public Monuments and Sculpture Association and past President of the British Association of Friends of Museums. He founded the 24 Hour Museum (now Culture 24) and was its Chairman until 2005. In July 2016 Loyd was appointed Chairman of the Royal Parks.

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