Chief Executive Officer at Aberdeen Science Centre
I am a firm believer in learning from others; other people, other sectors, other ways of doing things and that change is something that should be embraced.
As CEO of Aberdeen Science Centre (ASC) and following our recent redevelopment culminating in the reopening of our new science centre, positive change is something we are embracing across the North of Scotland and as such I am looking forward to the opportunity to use this experience to support change at ASDC, whilst also being able to learn from others.
I will champion the view of the smaller science centre’s as well as bringing experience of engaging in rural and hard to reach areas which the North of Scotland has in abundance and, in which, ASC has been working in for many years. I also bring the collective experience of one of the oldest science centre’s in the country.
In my previous role as CEO at The Gordon Highlanders Museum in Aberdeen, I was Chair of the Association of Scottish Military Museums (ASMM) and enjoyed an active role within the UK-wide Association of Independent Museums (AIM) to ensure the voice, opinion and development needs of the Museum membership was heard. I very much enjoyed my time there and bring knowledge as well as new ideas to the ASDC board and subsequently to the science and discovery centre sector, especially in a post Covid landscape.
Science has never been so visible than it is now and as such I am proud to serve on the ASDC Trustee Board at such an exciting and important time to capitalise on this.