New Chairman for Dundee Heritage Trust
A Reception was held at Discovery Point on Thursday 1st October to mark the handing over of Chairmanship from Professor Stewart Brymer to Andy Lothian Jnr.
Stewart has been involved with Dundee Heritage Trust since 1986, serving as Chair for the past 13 years. During his time at the helm, Discovery Point and Verdant Works have achieved great things. Both sites are rated 5-star by VisitScotland with Verdant Works a former winner of European Industrial Museum of the year and Discovery Point being shortlisted for the Gulbenkian Prize for Museums and Galleries. They are also fully Accredited museums and boast Collections of National Significance.
During Stewart's time as Chair, he managed to secure two famous personalities as Patrons; Brian Cox, international actor and the son of Dundee mill workers is quite fittingly Patron of Verdant Works. The world's most famous modern day Explorer, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, is Patron of Discovery Point and RRS Discovery.
Taking over from Stewart is Andy Lothian Jnr. who is already a well know face to the Trust. Andy has successfully chaired two Discovery Dinner fundraising committees. Andy is CEO at Insights Learning & Development, a company he founded with his father Andi Lothian Snr in 1988. Insights is a global learning and consulting business with more than twenty regional offices around the world. Andy leads the organisation from the company's base in Dundee, his home town.
Andy is pictured making Stewart walk the plank on board RRS Discovery, picture courtesy of The Courier, Dundee.