Brussels Office

67, rue de Trèves

1000 Bruxelles


Ewelina Oksiuta

Head of Office

Ewelina is Polish and has been living and studying in Poland, France and Belgium. In 2014 she graduated with distinction as Master of European Studies specialized in History and Cultures of Europe at the Free University of Brussels. Prior to joining EHH, she was coordinating the members’ network and projects of the Liberation Route Europe, an association focusing on the remembrance tourism of the Second World War. Before that, she gained experience in communications, public relations and event management first at the Polish Embassy, then at the Polish Tourism Organisation in Brussels. She will take over the management of all the tasks in the office (policy, organization, projects,…).

Phone: +32 (0)2 790 88 63


Farrah Skimani

Cultural Project & Policy Coordinator

Archaeologist and cultural heritage expert, Farrah Skimani started her traineeship with the European Historic Houses Association in June 2019. She studied archaeology and history of art in France and at the University of Edinburgh. Farrah then graduated from the University of the Highlands and Islands, United Kingdom, with a Master of Science in archaeology.

Phone: +32 (0)2 400 77 01


Marion Ratier

Cultural Project & Communication Coordinator

Marion Ratier has started her traineeship with the European Historic Houses Association in September 2019. Archaeologist and cultural expert, Marion studied archaeology and history of art in the south of France and at the University of Leicester (UK). She recently graduated with a Master of Science in Archaeology from the University of the Highlands and Islands, (UK).

Phone: +32 (0)2 790 88 62



Alfonso Pallavicini

Executive President

An experienced businessman and passionate about built cultural heritage, Alfonso Pallavicini was elected as the president of the European Historic Houses Association in 2018. He is a true European: he was born in Italy into a Hungarian-Italian family, lived in Austria and France, and currently lives in Belgium with his family.

After a long career in Investment Banking, he left BNP Paribas as Head of Europe and then moved into private equity to Belgium and Luxembourg. He serves on several boards as non-executive director. Mr. Pallavicini does not only own a historic house, but also has helped in restructuring and reviewing different private heritage houses` business models.

Wenceslas de Lobkowicz


A senior expert of European decision-making, Wenceslas de Lobkowicz has been appointed as Vice-President of the European Historic Houses in 2018. He has served over thirty-eight years in the European Commission in several directorate generals and units.

Most lately, up until 2016, he worked in the Directorate General for Enlargement as Head of Unit of “Information and inter-institutional relations”. Currently, he is a lecturer of European Policy at the Sciences Po Paris and IEP of Lille. Mr de Lobkowicz has also great experience with historic houses, as he owns one in France.

William Cartwright-Hignett


Next-Gen coordinator

William Cartwright has started and managed a number of SMEs during his career. Following three years developing the UK NextGen programme for Historic Houses (UK), in 2013 William was charged by the European Historic Houses Association with developing a NextGen programme more widely across Europe.

Over the past five years, he has built a network of NextGen groups at national level, established key relationships with high-level advisors, and organised international conferences, sharing of best practice and innovation in the management of historic houses. William sits on the National Tax Committee for Historic Houses (UK) and is also a trustee of the British Pilgrimage Trust.