A native of Derbyshire, Oliver Gerrish is a Cambridge-educated architectural historian, a trustee of the Derbyshire Historic Buildings Trust, and was one of the youngest feature writers to appear in the pages of Country Life magazine. He was chairman of The Young Georgians (the under-35 wing of the national architectuaral charity The Georgian Group), which he retired from in 2016 at the grand old age of 34, after nearly 15 years at the helm. While Chairman of The Young Georgians Oliver planned and led more than 100 tours and events on behalf of The Georgian Group. He is half of Historic Decoration, a series of study days on the history of British interiors, which Oliver founded, together with Lady Caroline Percy. The study days take place at the Percy family’s London seat, Syon House. Oliver is also a professional countertenor.