Dr Charles Saumarez Smith

Dr Charles Saumarez Smith, Secretary and Chief Executive of the Royal Academy of Arts.

Saumarez Smith is a British cultural historian specialising in the history of art, design and architecture. He is known for his contributions as a cultural commentator, an author of books and articles, and lecturer, with regular appearances on television and radio.

From 2002 to 2007 Saumarez Smith was the Director of the National Gallery. From 1994 to 2002 he was the Director of the National Portrait Gallery.