A&DS Appoints New Chief Executive

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Mr Jim MacDonald, Deputy Chief Inspector, Historic Scotland, has been appointed Chief Executive of Architecture + Design Scotland (A&DS).

Karen Anderson, Chair of A&DS said:

I am delighted that Jim MacDonald is joining A&DS at an important stage in its development. We had an impressive number of candidates for the post of Chief Executive and Jim has all the right leadership skills and background to take A&DS forward.

Jim will work within A&DS to take forward our aims to promote good ‘place-making’, and better, more sustainable, built development in Scotland.

He will replace Trevor Muir, A&DS’s Interim Chief Executive, who I would like to thank for successfully taking forward the recommendations of last year’s review of the organisation.

Mr MacDonald (44) is a Graduate of Edinburgh University and UCL, London. He is a MPhil in Town Planning and holds the Diploma in Management.

Prior to joining Historic Scotland, he worked with Glasgow City Council, North Lanarkshire Council and the City of Westminster Council, London.

Mr MacDonald will commence with A&DS in August 2010.


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