We are delighted to share with you a selection of some of the roles that Saxton Bampfylde have been privileged to work on recently.
Celia Joicey has joined Dovecot Studios as Director. Prior to her appointment she was Head of the Fashion and Textile Museum, and before that, Head of Publications at the National Portrait Gallery in London and Editor of the RSA Journal and Head of Publications at the Royal Society of Arts. Celia is a graduate of Cambridge University and the Royal College of Art. Celia started with Dovecot in September 2017.
Professor Christopher Breward has been appointed as Director of Collections and Research for National Galleries Scotland. His tenure begins in autumn 2017. Previously he was Professor of Cultural History at the University of Edinburgh, where he also held the positions of Principal of Edinburgh College of Art and Vice-Principal for Creative and Performing Arts. He has previously worked in the museum sector as Director of Research at the Victoria & Albert Museum.
Lesley Franklin will begin her role as Principal at Geroge Heriot’s in January 2018. Lesley was educated at Lenzie Academy, Glasgow, gained an honours degree in German at the University of St Andrews and studied teaching at the University of Reading. In addition to her teaching duties, Mrs Franklin has been an associate assessor for Education Scotland since 2008, has coached hockey for over 20 years and is currently studying for an MSc in HR and Business Management at Napier University.
In May 2017, Paul McGhee was appointed as Standard Life Aberdeen PLC’s Head of Brexit Strategy, a role created as part of the organisation’s planning for exiting from the European Union. Paul was previously head of staff at the AFME, having earlier served as Head of Infrastructure finance within the Scottish Government. He will report to Graeme McEwan, Chief Communications Officer.
Remko Plooij has been appointed to the role of Commercial Director, Dalkeith Country Park for Buccleuch Estates. He joins from Edinburgh Leisure where he has been Director of Operations since 2015 and prior to that was Leisure Services Manager for Centre Parcs. He was General Manager for South East Cumbria & Morecambe Bay for the National Trust in England, responsible for a number of visitor attractions including Sizergh Castle and Fell Foot Park.
In early 2017, the University of Aberdeen announced the appointment of Martin Gilbert as Senior Governor to lead its governing body, the University Court. Martin is a graduate of the University of Aberdeen and has become one of the UK’s most prominent business leaders. He co-founded Aberdeen Asset Management and is joint CEO of Standard Life Aberdeen PLC. He has established a successful non-executive career within the public and private sectors.