Sir Simon Jenkins FSA FRSL is an author and a newspaper columnist and editor. He was editor of the Evening Standard and The Times and political editor of the Economist. He is currently a Guardian Columnist and was Chair of the National Trust from 2008 to 2014.
Simon has authored several books on politics, English history and the architecture of England.
He has served on the boards of British Rail and London Transport, was a member of the Millennium Commission, sat on the Board of Trustees of The Architecture Foundation and was deputy chairman of English Heritage.