CEO - Architecture & Design Scotland
Jim has over 25 years’ experience of planning, urban design and heritage issues across the UK, 15 of these in senior leadership roles. He took up his current post in 2010 and has led A&DS through a period of change to help the organisation make best use of its skills and expertise.
Prior to his current post, Jim worked at Historic Scotland, Glasgow City Council, North Lanarkshire Council, the City of Westminster and English Heritage. During this time, he has worked on housing, commercial and regeneration projects, led the development of policy at local and national levels and spoken and written about planning, design and heritage issues across the UK and Europe.
He is a chartered Town Planner, Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Honorary Fellow of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland. He is also a Non-Executive Director of the Edinburgh World Heritage Trust, Chair of Old Town Projects Ltd., a volunteer with Planning Aid Scotland and a Director of Skye Connect.