The Heritage 2020 Framework is ‘owned’ by the Historic Environment Forum (HEF) on behalf of the sector, and is managed via a HEF sub-committee.

The Framework is divided into five key themes and each is underpinned by a working group. The chairs and vice chairs of each working group sit on the HEF sub-committee to ensure a coordinated strategic approach.

Members of the HEF sub-committee:

Chair: Ben Cowell (Historic Houses)
Mike Brown – Chair, Capacity Building group (Institute of Historic Building Conservation)
Kate Geary – Vice Chair, Capacity Building group (Chartered Institute for Archaeologists)
Matthew McKeague – Chair, Constructive Conservation and Sustainable Management group (Architectural Heritage Fund)
Jonathan Thompson – Vice Chair, Constructive Conservation and Sustainable Management group (Country Land and Business Association)
Joseph Elders – Chair, Discovery Identification and Understanding group (Church of England)
Gary Grubb – Vice Chair, Discovery Identification and Understanding group (Arts and Humanities Research Council)
Ingrid Samuel – Chair, Helping Things to Happen group (National Trust)
Lizzie Glithero-West – Vice Chair, Helping Things to Happen group (The Heritage Alliance)
Marie Millward – Chair, Public Engagement group (IVE)
Sandra Stancliffe – Vice Chair, Public Engagement group (Historic England)

The Heritage 2020 project ran initially as a three year project managed by the Heritage Alliance with financial support from Historic England. It has received further financial support from Historic England to continue until 2020.

The project enables The Heritage Alliance to provide a secretariat and the fundamental project management needed for developing and communicating the work of the five cross-sector Working Groups that underpin Heritage 2020, as well as support to the newly established Heritage 2020 Sub-Committee of the HEF. The project support also conducted an interim evaluation of Heritage 2020 in 2018 and made recommendations for its future development. It is now tasked with looking at how the sector can collaborate effectively beyond 2020.