Dominic Reid

Dominic was born and brought up in London. He studied architecture at Cambridge before returning to London for postgraduate study at UCL. He practiced as an architect on a variety of public and private buildings including the award-winning Queen’s Stand at Epsom Racecourse and the Sherlock Holmes Museum in Meiringen, Switzerland.
He became Pageantmaster of the Lord Mayor’s Show in 1992 and has held the post longer than anyone since it was first described in 1531. For the 800th Anniversary of the Show in 2015 he edited Lord Mayor’s Show; 800 years 1215-2015, published by Third Millenium Publishing. He has been closely involved in major London events including The Queen’s Golden Jubilee in 2002. He has been a Member of the Cultural Strategy Partnership for London.
He has held the leading roles of London Film Commissioner and Executive Director of the Oxford & Cambridge Boat Race. He has worked on the London Marathon and a series of significant commemorative events beginning with the VJ Day fiftieth anniversary commemorations. He was the Director of the Royal Society’s 350th Anniversary Programme where he worked closely with many London museums and galleries. Following the programme, the Royal Society received the 2011 Prince of Asturias award, the jury highlighting the multidisciplinary nature of the institution, in which the links between science, humanities and politics are made evident.
Dominic was appointed OBE in the 2003 New Year’s Honours List for services to the City of London and The Queen’s Golden Jubilee. He is one of Her Majesty’s Commissioners of Lieutenancy for the City of London, Sergeant-at-Mace of the Royal Society, and Honorary Colonel of City of London and NE Sector, Army Cadet Force.

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