A new management organisation caring for Hadrian's Wall is beginning to take shape as the first four board members are appointed.
The wall stretches from Cumbria to Tyneside
They will form part of a seven-person board supporting a new management body temporarily named NEWCO.
It will develop a business model for the future, and other responsibilities include trail management and marketing.
The Roman wall, which stretches from Bowness-on-Solway to Wallsend, is a World Heritage Site.
Further members will be appointed in the new year.