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The Royal Over-Seas League (ROSL) is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Diana Owen as Director-General; who will take up her appointment on Monday 4 December. Her predecessor, Major General Roddy Porter MBE, stepped down from the role in August.

Diana Owen brings extensive experience of working in the not for profit sector, with the National Trust and for the last 10 years as Chief Executive of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust (SBT) in Stratford upon Avon, a global hub for Shakespeare fans everywhere. Diana has grown the SBT’s national and international profile and reputation leading significant cultural and capital projects in Stratford and with partners worldwide.

Sir David Brewer, ROSL Chairman, said:

“We are delighted to welcome Diana to the ROSL family, and believe Diana’s experience, professionalism and energy will help shape a bright future for our international membership organisation.”