Blake Shorthouse Appointed as a Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery

The Prime Minister has appointed Blake Shorthouse as a Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery for a term of four years commencing on 1 April 2022 until 31 March 2026


Blake Shorthouse

Blake Shorthouse has worked in finance for approximately 30 years. He joined KKR, a global investment manager with a focus on alternative asset classes, in 2014 where he led the firm’s work with Family Capital in Europe and the Middle East. Prior to KKR he worked in London & Zurich at Merrill Lynch, UBS, and Credit Suisse. Blake holds a joint honours degree in History & Politics from Exeter University, UK.


National Portrait Gallery Trustees are not remunerated. These reappointments have been made in accordance with the Cabinet Office’s Governance Code on Public Appointments. The process is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments. The Government’s Governance Code requires that any significant political activity undertaken by an appointee in the last five years is declared. This is defined as including holding office, public speaking, making a recordable donation or candidature for election. Blake Shorthouse has declared no activity.