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New Director for the Scottish Civic Trust

23 April 2018

The Scottish Civic Trust is delighted to announce that its new Director is Dr Susan O'Connor, latterly Senior Projects Advisor for Scotland with the Princes Regeneration Trust.

Dr O'Connor has a first degree in History of Architecture, a Masters in Urban & Building Conservation, a Masters in Town & Country Planning, and a PhD in the study of Scottish Town Halls. Susan has been working on a wide range of conservation, heritage and community projects since 1996, and her career includes being Depute Director of the Glasgow Building Preservation Trust.

Colin McLean, Chair of the Scottish Civic Trust, said, "We are very pleased indeed that Susan is to join us as our new Director. Before embarking on this important new appointment, the Trustees took time to reflect on where the Trust is likely to be in the next few years. We expect to become a more outward facing organisation, building the capacity of the network of local civic and amenity societies, and making our voice heard where we need to stand up on national issues. Susan's impressive range of qualifications and experience are exactly what we need to lead the organisation and we are looking forward to working with her."

Dr O'Connor said, "I am delighted to become the SCT's first female Director at this important point in history for Scotland's civic spaces. Community involvement in and ownership of local assets is a possibility now in a way that it has never been before.  I'm looking forward to leading the SCT's support for civic trusts and groups all over the country who are considering how to make their cities, towns and villages better places to live and work in.

Dr O'Connor took up her post with the Trust on April 23rd.

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