Happy New Year to all our partners and supporters. As we begin 2022, we are delighted to announce two new trustees joining our Board. The Architectural Heritage Fund would like to introduce and extend a warm welcome to Esther Robinson Wild and Audrey Carlin, who will both bring a wealth of skills and knowledge to the Board.
Esther is a Historic Environment Consultant with extensive experience of working on a wide range of projects in all areas of the historic environment, including listed buildings, historic buildings and places, conservation areas and archaeology. Having worked for over 10 years as an Analyst in various City of London-based financial institutions, she has a background in finance and real estate. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA) and a Trustee of the Foundation for Jewish Heritage. Esther has a MA in the Archaeology of Buildings from the University of York, where she is currently a Research Associate in the Department of Archaeology. She is also a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London.
Audrey is an experienced leader in the delivery of heritage and regeneration projects. A Town Planner by profession, she has over 28 years of professional experience, delivering over £50m of regeneration focused activity in Scotland in this time. As CEO, Audrey currently leads Wasps, Scotland’s largest provider of affordable high-quality studio, office and working space to the creative sector. Wasps supports 1000 artists, creative industries, and cultural tenants in 20 locations across Scotland, from the cities, rural areas, and Islands. Audrey is an active supporter of the arts and was appointed to the Board of the National Galleries of Scotland in 2018. Breathing new life into important heritage assets, using art and design to engage, inspire and educate in the process, is something Audrey is particularly passionate about.
Liz Peace, Chair of the Board of Trustees, commented:
‘We are delighted to welcome Audrey and Esther to the AHF Board of Trustees. Both bring vast amounts of experience in their respective fields, as well as significant governance experience, and are incredibly passionate about the UK’s built heritage. I very much look forward to working with them!’
For more information on the AHF Board, see the full profiles of all our trustees.