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6 April 2020

Members Appointed to the Board of Historic Environment Scotland

The Cabinet Secretary for the Economy, Fair Work and Culture, Ms Hyslop, announced the appointments of four new Members of the HES Board.

The newly appointed members are:

Andrew Davis, a qualified accountant and an experienced Strategy and Commercial Director in the Scottish Financial Services sector. Andrew has worked for, amongst others, Scottish Widows, Bank of Scotland and is currently Commercial Director at TSB.

Emma Herd is Head of Corporate Enablement and Control at Aberdeen Standard Investments. Emma trained as a chartered accountant with KPMG and has worked in financial services for 20 years in the UK and Australia.

Jane Williamson is a Group Manager of Project Management and Surveying within a multi-disciplinary design team in Glasgow City Council. She is responsible for managing multi-million pounds complex construction projects. An Architect by background, Jane primarily works on Health and Social Care projects.

Terry Levinthal is a senior Executive and Non-Executive Director experienced in the governance and management of quasi-public and charitable organisations in the heritage and environmental sectors. Terry is currently the Director of the Cockburn Association in Edinburgh, one of the oldest conservation organisations in the UK.

Commenting on the appointments, Jane Ryder, OBE, Chair of Historic Environment Scotland (HES), said;

On behalf of the Board, I am delighted to welcome Andrew, Emma, Jane and Terry to the Board of Historic Environment Scotland.

“The new Board members bring a splendid range of experience and different perspectives, as we had hoped in initiating the recruitment process. They join our well-established Board at an extraordinary time and together I believe we have the right mix of talent, skills, objectivity and commitment, to ensure the effective response to the immediate challenges and the longer-term development of the organisation,”

The appointments will be for four years and will run from 6 April 2020 to 5 April 2024.

For further information visit the Scottish Government website

About Historic Environment Scotland (HES) 

  • We are the lead public body charged with caring for, protecting and promoting the historic environment. We will lead on delivering Scotland’s first strategy for the historic environment, Our Place in Time.
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