Revealed Team

Project Chair: The Very Revd David Monteith, Dean of Leicester
A graduate of Durham. David was installed as Dean in May 2013. David’s ministry has been largely city-based, serving in the dioceses of Birmingham, London and Southwark. As Associate Vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields he was heavily involved in their 2004 £34m refurbishment.
Campaign Panel Chair: Gordon Arthur, former High Sheriff of Leicestershire and longstanding member of the Cathedral Council
Gordon and his wife, Janet, have donated to this project and were also involved in the King Richard III Appeal 2013-2015.
Lead Contractor: James McCosh, a senior partner in van Heyningen and Haward Architects
Josh was the architect for the tomb of King Richard III, which won a national RIBA award in 2017. Previous clients include Chatham Historic Dockyard, Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, Oxford University, RSPB Environment and Education Centre.
Project Director: Simon Bentley
Simon joined the team in at the beginning of December 2019. He was previously Director of the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust – a local charity working to protect and enhance local wildlife and wild places and engage people with nature.
Development Manager: Claire Recordon
Claire has been responsible for meeting the Cathedral’s revenue fundraising needs since 2009. She worked on the £2.5m King Richard III Appeal in 2013-2015.