Dr Edward Impey
Dr Edward Impey was appointed Director-General in July 2013.
An Oxford graduate with degrees in history and archaeology, Dr Impey was previously Director of Heritage Protection and Planning at English Heritage. He is also a former Curator of Historic Royal Palaces and an established author – including two books on the Tower of London.
A Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London and also of the Royal Historical Society, Dr Impey, 51, is married with two daughters.
His expertise and publications cover aspects of history, architecture, archaeology and conservation – and he has had a life-long interest in arms and armour.