New boss takes charge at Brod­ick Cas­tle

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A new boss has been ap­pointed at Brod­ick Cas­tle and Coun­try Park.

Jared Bow­ers will take up the post in early July. He is the third prop­erty man­ager at The Na­tional Trust for Scot­land fa­cil­ity in five years.

He cur­rently works as the gen­eral man­ager for Kel­burn Cas­tle and es­tate in Largs and is the eco­tourism project man­ager for an ini­tia­tive within Loch Lomond and the Trossachs Na­tional Park.

Jared has worked in sus­tain­able tourism for more than 14 years. Dur­ing this time he has held var­ied po­si­tions in tourism man­age­ment, con­sul­tancy and academia, en­abling him to live and work in 12 coun­tries across the globe.

He has worked with a mix­ture of lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional stake­holder groups and spe­cialises in na­ture-based, cul­tural-her­itage and adventure tourism.

Jared also has a PhD in sus­tain­able tourism in Guyana from New­cas­tle Uni­ver­sity and a MSc in Eco­tourism, with dis­tinc­tion, from Ed­in­burgh Napier Uni­ver­sity.

He takes over af­ter a ma­jor round of re­dun­dan­cies at the cas­tle which has led to 21 job losses. The cas­tle is presently closed for ma­jor fire pre­ven­tion works and will not re­open un­til 2019.

In­terim prop­erty man­ager Chris Mills will re­main at the cas­tle in a new role.

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