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Staff

John Pelan - Director

John Pelan

John has worked in the built environment sector in Scotland for over 20 years. He was Director of Communications and Depute-Secretary at the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland before establishing a specialist architectural communications consultancy, John Pelan Associates in 2006.   

He is keen on helping lay people learn about and engage with the built environment and has a particular interest in community engagement in the planning process. 

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Steve Brady - Trust Manager

Steve joined the Trust in 2004 straight from a 24-year career in the Royal Navy most latterly as a Warrant Officer 1st Class. 

A background in personnel, payroll, financial, legal and admin matters lent itself well to his appointment as Trust Manager, where he continues to employ many of those skills in his current business role at the Trust. 

Additionally, he manages and maintains The Tobacco Merchants House, the Trust's A-listed property in central Glasgow, which is also let out to a small number of tenants.

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Karen MacLeod - Administration Assistant

Karen provides administrative support within the Trust on a part-time basis. 

She joined the Trust in November 2011 after spending a number of years as a stay-at-home mum. 

Prior to this she worked in an administrative role in a variety of organisations and sectors.  Karen is a graduate of the University of Strathclyde.

Karen works mornings, until 12.30pm. 

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Gaby Laing - Heritage Officer

Gaby Laing

Gaby works as Heritage Officer for the Trust. Her role incorporates delivering the Civic Pride Campaign.

A graduate of the University of Cambridge in History and King's College London in Digital Humanities, her experience to date has largely explored the relationship between people's identity and their local environment, as well as how digital technologies can best serve heritage organisations.

Gaby joined the Trust in August 2015 having previously worked for the University of Glasgow Archive Services.

Gaby works part-time, Tuesday-Friday. 

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Nicola Godsal - Project Officer

Godsal

Godsal is curently managing Doors Open Days and My Place Photography Competition

Godsal graduated from Glasgow School of Art's Environmental Art department in 2002. She has worked on many projects in the creative and heritage sectors in Scotland including with NVA, Maid of the Loch, Kelvingrove Bandstand, and Glendale Women's Café. She is passionate about community, about creating opportunities for people, and about broadening experiences for all.

Godsal works Monday and Thursday all day, Wednesday and Friday mornings.

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Amanda Gavin and Molly Crombie - Project Interns

Amanda Gavin and Molly Crombie

Amanda and Molly are Project Interns for Doors Open Days 2017

Amanda is a recent graduate of the University of Glasgow in History and will be beginning an MSc in September to continue her research into the social history of Glasgow. She is keen to explore public engagement in the heritage sector during her internship, and whilst volunteering at the Tenement House. 

Molly is about to start her fourth and final year of a Criminology and Law degree at the University of Dundee. She is our first Robertson Trust scholarship intern and is excited about the opportunity as history, architecture and community organisations have always been key interests of hers. 

They work part-time, Amanda three days a week and Molly two days a week.

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