Tom Mayberry was appointed Chief Executive of the South West Heritage Trust on its creation in 2014. He is responsible for heritage services in Somerset and Devon formerly delivered by Somerset and Devon County Councils. He was project leader for the creation of the Museum of Somerset, the Somerset Heritage Centre and Somerset Rural Life Museum. He is deeply committed to community-based heritage and has taken the message of Somerset history all over the South West. He was awarded the MBE in 2017.