SWT chief ap­pointed

The Oban Times - - Outdoors -

LINDA ROSBOROUGH has been ap­pointed as the new chairwoman of the Scot­tish Wildlife Trust’s gov­ern­ing coun­cil.

She will take over the role from Robin Harper fol­low­ing the trust’s an­nual gen­eral meet­ing in Septem­ber.

Ms Rosborough, above, re­tired as the di­rec­tor of Ma­rine Scot­land in 2016. She has en­joyed a long ca­reer in the civil ser­vice, and has ad­vised the House of Com­mons En­vi­ron­ment Se­lect Com­mit­tee. She holds a PhD in en­vi­ron­men­tal plan­ning and is a keen walker, cy­clist and ca­noeist.

Ms Rosborough said: ‘I’m proud to be join­ing a char­ity with such sig­nif­i­cant achieve­ments and com­mit­ted mem­bers, vol­un­teers and staff.

‘I in­tend to build on the legacy of Robin Harper, who has pro­vided sound gov­er­nance and ex­cel­lent lead­er­ship since his ap­point­ment in 2014.

‘This is an uncer­tain time for our nat­u­ral en­vi­ron­ment, but I will en­sure that the trust con­tin­ues to have a strong voice in help­ing to pro­tect Scot­land’s wildlife for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions.’

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