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Susan O'Connor - Director

Susan is Director of the Scottish Civic Trust.

Susan comes from a long career in heritage project management, and has a particular interest in mentoring community groups to take forward their own regeneration projects. Previous to taking up the role of Director of the Trust, Susan worked for the Prince's Regeneration Trust, where she spearheaded the Govanhill Baths refurbishment scheme.

Susan is an architectural historian by training and has a PhD in the architecture of Scottish Town Halls.

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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 & PA to the Director

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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Nicola Godsal - Project Officer


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 4 days per week: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

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Carmen has just completed Second Year studying History at The University of Edinburgh.  She is a Robertson Trust Scholar, and her paid internship is through The Robertson Trust.  Carmen is keen to work in the cultural heritage sector when she graduates, and is looking forward to learning relevant skills through her internship for Doors Open Days.

Erika has just graduated with first class honours in Sociology with Quantitative Methods from Glasgow University.  She is undertaking a Q-step paid internship, which is a Nuffield Foundation intitiative (coordinated through Glasgow University Internship Hub), designed to promote quantitative skills in Social Science graduates. She is working on the evaluation and feedback processes that we use to collect visitor data during Doors Open Days.

Carmen works 4 days per week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday) email Carmen

Erika works 2 days per week (Wednesday, Thursday) email Erika