A&DS - The Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, Ms Hyslop, has announced the appointment of four new members of the Architecture and Design Scotland board. Following a recruitment process the A&DS Board will be joined by Angela Bonney, Daisy Narayanan, Bruce Ross and Alistair Scott.

Architecture and Design Scotland is a government-funded agency that aims to help people – whether by getting them more involved in shaping the places they live in or improving the design of the buildings they use. 

Ann Allen, Chair of A&DS, said “I am delighted to be joined by four new board members.  I look forward to working with them to shape Scotland’s built environment. Our new board members each represent different aspects of the built environment or relevant professional expertise. We look forward to working together to demonstrate and celebrate how great design can make Scotland's built environment better for everyone.” 

About the new Board Members: 

Angela Bonney has over ten years’ experience in communications and currently manages public relations and communications for RICS in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.  

Daisy Narayanan is Deputy Director for SUSTRANS Scotland and since April 2018, she has been on secondment to City of Edinburgh Council, appointed to lead the City Centre transformation programmes. 

Bruce Ross is a practising architect with experience of living, working, learning and teaching in Edinburgh, Glasgow, London and, more recently, the highlands. He is a principal architect at an award-winning local authority design consultancy and has extensive experience in community and stakeholder engagement.

Alistair Scott is a practising Architect with experience ranging from individual buildings to large scale urban regeneration projects and a founder of Edinburgh based Architects Smith Scott Mullan Associates.

The A&DS Board ensures that the A&DS’s strategy and business plan continue to support and promote the value of good architecture and sustainable design add to everyone’s lives.  This appointment will be for up to 4 years in the first instance and the appointments are formally effective from 15 April 2019. The appointment is regulated by the Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland. Read more about the appointments here http://www.appointed-for-scotland.org/news

About Architecture and Design Scotland (A&DS) 

A&DS believes in the power of design to improve people’s lives - providing advice, sharing learning and promoting the benefit of design. Find out more on www.ads.org.uk @ArcDesSco 

For more information please contact: 

Anja Ekelof, Communications Manager, Architecture and Design Scotland
Telephone: 0131 556 6699
Email: press@ads.org.uk

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