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Historic Scotland appoints three more non-executive directors

29 March 2007

Historic Scotland has appointed three new non-executive directors who will join the existing three on the agency’s board.

The recent campaign to recruit the new non-executive directors attracted a high level of interest. The new non-executive directors, selected from an exceptional field of over 60 candidates, will bring additional skills, expertise and experience to the board. They will be involved in strategic decision making and policy formation affecting all aspects of Scotland’s historic environment.

The appointees are:

Professor John Lennon, professor and director of the Moffat Centre for Travel and Tourism Business Development, Glasgow Caledonian University, and chair of Tourism Knowledge Scotland.

Ann Marie Stannard, partner in the Growth Company Team Ltd, and a non-executive director of Human Factors Analysts Ltd.

Raymond Young, visiting professor to the Department of Architecture, University of Strathclyde and chair of Architecture and Design Scotland.

The appointments will be from 1 April 2007 and will last for three years and so will run until 31 March 2010.
These posts are part-time and attract a daily rate of £165, plus expenses, for a time commitment of 10 days a year.

These appointments have been made in accordance with the Commissioner for Public Appointments in Scotland’s Code of Practice.

All appointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process. However, in accordance with the original Nolan recommendations, there is a requirement for appointees’ political activity (if there is any to be declared) to be made public.

Commenting on the appointments John Graham, chief executive of Historic Scotland said:

“Historic Scotland has benefited greatly from the diverse expertise of our three serving non-executive directors. This led us to expand the non-executive team on the Board, and I am delighted that we have been able to attract new recruits with such impressive and interesting experience.”

Speaking about their appointment, the new non-executive directors commented:
Prof John Lennon said: “I take great pride in this appointment and will endeavour to assist HS to build real competitive advantage in the heritage and tourism sectors in the coming years.”

Ann Marie Stannard said: “I am delighted to have the opportunity to use my business experience to support the Historic Scotland team in delivering an optimum service.”

Raymond Young said: ”I am delighted to be given the opportunity to contribute to the work of Historic Scotland in particular to the links between our historic environment and the conservation areas of the future.”

Notes to editors:

  • Historic Scotland is an executive agency of the Scottish Executive and is directly accountable to Scottish Ministers.

  • The agency is charged with safeguarding the nation’s historic environment and promoting its understanding and enjoyment.

  • Biographical details of newly appointed non-executive directors:
    • Ann Marie Stannard: A partner in the Company Growth Team Limited providing business advice and offering strategic and practical advice and support to companies.  She also is a Non-Executive Director of Strathclyde University spin out company Human Factors Analysts Limited.  Prior to taking on her current role, she has extensive senior management experience within the Chemicals Industry.
    • Raymond Young:A Regeneration and Housing Consultant, who is also Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Urban Studies, University of Glasgow since 1997.  Former member of the UK Sustainable Development Commission between 2000-2004.  His current voluntary activities include Visiting Professor to the Department of Architecture, University of Strathclyde;  Chair of Architecture and Design Scotland; Chair Rural Housing Service.
    • Professor John Lennon: Currently Professor and Director of the Moffat Centre for Travel and Tourism Business Development, Caledonian Business School, Glasgow Caledonian University.  His other current activities include acting as Independent Policy Adviser for VisitScotland;  International Board Member of the Canadian Tourism Commission; Visiting Professor at the National Centre for Tourism Policy Studies at the Department of Economics, University of Limerick, Ireland; Chair and Founding Member of Tourism Knowledge Scotland (a research network of higher education institutions and universities in Tourism in Scotland).  He is also a former member of the National Trust for Scotland (Marketing and Enterprise Board).

  • Historic Scotland appointed its first non-executive directors on 28 January 2005 for a period of three years. They are:  Marc Ellington, marketing, tourism and business consultant; David McGibbon, project consultant with McGibbon Associates; and, Sheila Terry, Head of Planning and Transportation, Falkirk Council.

For further information

Isla Macleod
Communications and Media Manager
Communications and Media
0131 668 8852