Jacob Rothschild

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Lord Jacob Rothschild, OM GBE was born Nathaniel Charles Jacob Rothschild, the fourth Baron Rothschild. He is head of the English branch of the Rothschild family and chairman of RIT Capital Partners plc." Rothschild is a member of the board of trustees of the Open Russia Foundation.[1]

"Lord Rothschild has played a leading role in the Arts and Heritage field, both in Great Britain and abroad. He was chairman of the National Gallery from 1985 to 1991, during a period of construction and restoration. He has just completed six years as chairman of the National Heritage Memorial Fund and has been responsible for the distribution of 1.25 billion pounds sterling of National Lottery proceeds to support the heritage sector in the United Kingdom."[2]

"Lord Rothschild serves as chairman of Yad Hanadiv, the Rothschild foundation which built and handed over to the State of Israel the buildings for both the Knesset and the Supreme Court. He is also President of the Institute for Jewish Policy Research, an organization dedicated to cooperation in research, analysis and policy planning on issues affecting Jewish life worldwide."[3]

"He is the family member responsible for Waddesdon Manor/the National Trust. The Manor was bequeathed to the National Trust by his cousin Mrs. James A. de Rothschild in 1957 and, in 1995, underwent a major refurbishment program. In 1997, the Manor was given both the Museum of the Year award and the National Trust House of the Year award."[4]

"He is a founding trustee, with Lord Sainsbury of Preston Candover, of a foundation for the conservation of the archaeological site of Butrint and its hinterland, in Albania."[5]

"Lord Rothschild has been honored by the Government of Portugal for his contribution to the country's economic development, by the World Monuments Fund for his leadership with respect to cultural heritage and by the Weizmann Institute of Science on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the State of Israel. He has received many British honors, including the Order of Merit in 2002 and Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire in 1997 for services to arts and heritage."[6]

Lord Rothschild was educated in history at Christ Church, Oxford, England.[7]

"Lord Rothschild has been active the field of philanthropy for many years. He was the first chairman of the Heritage Lottery Fund which distributed National Lottery proceeds to the heritage sector. He is a Trustee of The Prince's Charities Foundation, the Edmond J Safra Foundation and is a member of Henry J Kravis Prize for Creative Philanthropy." [1]

He is married to Serena Mary Dunn.


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  2. St. James's Place plc Board, organizational web page, accessed October 18, 2012.
  3. Jury, Pritzker Architecture Prize, accessed September 16, 2009.
  4. Advisory Board, Arcadia Fund, accessed January 9, 2010.
  5. Waddesdon Trust, charityperformance, accessed December 14, 2010.
  6. Cambridge Associates Ownership, organizational web page, accessed July 20, 2013.