Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence joined the Major Projects Association as Chair on 1st April 2013. His 37 years of service in the Royal Navy culminated with three years as Chief Executive of the organisation which manages Britain's Defence property and projects worldwide (now known as the Defence Infrastructure Organisation). After retiring in 2010, he became a freelance non-executive with interests in property, regeneration, transport and defence. He is Chairman of two property companies specialising in urban regeneration projects. In April 2015 he took over as Chairman of the English Heritage Trust, the charity which looks after England's National Collection of historic sites, including Dover Castle, Stonehenge and Hadrian's Wall. In July 2016 he became Vice Chairman of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. He holds non-remunerative positions with the Great Western Railway, with the Durham Global Security Institute and with a number of charities, including RNLI and the HMS Victory Preservation Company.