New boss takes charge at Brodick Castle
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.