About Sandy Nairne
Sandy Nairne is a curator and writer and currently deputy chair of the National Trust. From 2002 to 2015 he was director of the National Portrait Gallery and previously director of programmes at Tate. He is chair of the Fabric Advisory Committee at St Paul's Cathedral and an advisor on art for Maggie's cancer care centres. His previous books include Art Theft and the Case of the Stolen Turners, 2011, and forthcoming is a co-authored biography of Lord Desborough entitled Titan of the Thames. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and he was appointed CBE in 2011.