American Friends of

The Old Royal Naval College

A 501(c)3 charity


We want you to consider the Old Royal Naval College your cultural home in London, so please join our growing community of supporters and, help us make Sir Christopher Wren’s architecture more alive than ever before in its 300 year history.

For further information on the Painted Hall Project please visit our project page, or if you would like to find out more about US President’s Circle and American Friends please contact our Development Department at  


The American Friends of the Old Royal Naval College is a 501(c)3 charity formed on May 6th 2015.  Its principle activity is to fundraise for the Old Royal Naval College in the UK, and in particular for the Painted Hall Project, an $11million project to conserve the magnificent ceiling of the Painted Hall, descibed as the "Sistine Chapel of the UK".

Please see below for details of our Directors.

Robert H. Moore II is a Senior Vice President in the Global Wealth Management Group of Morgan Stanley, catering to the needs of clients domiciled in Australia and the United Kingdom.  
Robert is on the Boards of the American Friends of the National Gallery of Australia, the American Friends of the Australian National Maritime Museum, the American Friends of the Old Royal Naval College (Greenwich, UK), and the Royal Museums Greenwich (UK), as well as being an Ambassador of the Duke of Edinburgh Awards.  He also supports the UK’s Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. 
Robert is a member of the New York Yacht Club, the Royal Ocean Racing Club, the Explorers Club and the National Arts Club.

Nancy J. Ruddy is a Founding Principal at CetraRuddy Architecture, an award winning global architecture and interior design firm founded in 1987 on the principle that architecture and design must engage the urban fabric while enriching the human spirit.


Nancy is actively engaged in design education and is an industry spokesperson on design innovation. She serves on the Board of Trustees for Baruch College’s Newman Real Estate Institute, is a member of the New York Public Library’s Real Estate Council and has served as a Board Member for the National Association of Women Business Owners.


Her honors include "100 Women Leaders for the 21st Century" by Real Estate Weekly and the Association of Real Estate Women; the Career Achievement Award of the School of Architecture of the City College of New York and an induction into the Interior Design Hall of Fame.



Matthew Mees


2 Cutty Sark Gardens,



SE10 9LW

+44 (0) 20 8269 4754

Registered Office:

251 Little Falls Drive


DE 19808

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