We are pleased to announce that Ian Murray has joined the Royal Oak Foundation as the Chief Financial Officer. Royal Oak, the U.S. membership affiliate of the National Trust of England, Wales & Northern Ireland, selected Mr. Murray following an extensive search.
He has served as a board member for 28 years and most recently as President of the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen, the building in which the Royal Oak Foundation currently resides, an educational non-profit in NYC. In 2010, he acted as the CFO of the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen, with responsibility for finance, human resources, grant development and membership. He has consulted to several non-profit organizations on financial and accounting matters.
Prior to his non-profit experience, he was the senior operating partner of a start-up company in the lighting sector and an executive in the corporate banking division of UBS.
Ian received his undergraduate degree in economics from Cornell University and his MBA in finance from Pace University. Ian supports other organizations as a board member of The Hundred Year Association and as a CFO consultant for the Harlem Lacrosse and Leadership Inc.
The Royal Oak Foundation was established in 1973 to support the National Trust’s mission of historic preservation and promote cultural exchange through scholarships and internships. The National Trust was founded in 1895 and today has more than four million members in the UK. It is the steward of more than 350 historic sites of outstanding interest and importance as well as 610,000 acres of countryside in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and over 775 miles of coastline.
We are very excited to have Ian join the team.