We are delighted to say that, due to the upcoming retirement of their current Director Lorna Davidson, New Lanark Trust (NLT) have now appointed Scott McCauley as their new Chief Executive. They have also just appointed Andrew Dimond as Head of Facilities and Property which will therefore complete their senior team and ensure the future development of this fantastic organisation.

Founded in 1785 by David Dale, a Scots entrepreneur and philanthropist, New Lanark developed an international reputation as a model industrial community under the enlightened management of his son-in-law, the Welsh-born social reformer Robert Owen. New Lanark is now a World Heritage site - an authentic and enduring historic community which preserves and celebrates social and economic values that remain of global contemporary relevance. It is an international, award-winning visitor destination and a living, working community. New Lanark Trust, an independent charity, is the principal owner and manager of property within the World Heritage Site, having carried out one of the most significant heritage restoration projects in Scotland for many years. More information on New Lanark can be found at

As Chief Executive, Scott will be responsible for leading and managing the operations of New Lanark Trust and its subsidiary companies, ensuring the overall financial sustainability of the Trust and safeguarding the historic village of New Lanark. Scott joins the Trust from Pilbara Ports Authority and previously has a wealth of experience in the tourism and heritage sector in the UK – we have no doubt that Scott will provide strong, strategic, leadership for the Trust.

The new Head of Facilities and Property will be responsible for Property, Building Services and Facilities Management across the premises and grounds owned by NLT including rented, private and commercial property. Andrew joins the team from AECOM and has substantial experience at a senior management level of property and building services maintenance and facilities management – he will be a key member of NLT’s passionate and like-minded Senior Management Team.

Aspen’s Director who led these recruitment campaigns, Catriona Mackie, said that:

‘It was a pleasure to work with the New Lanark Trustees on these pivotal roles for the future of New Lanark. We wish them the best of luck in the next chapters of New Lanark’s history.’

The Trust’s Chairman, Willie MacLeod, said of the recruitment process:

‘Recruitment, especially of senior people is never an easy task. Aspen People has assisted the management and Trustees of New Lanark Trust with the successful appointment of two key individuals providing practical, professional support and advice throughout the process.’

We are delighted at the successful outcome and we wish the Trust and both of the successful candidates all the best for the future.

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