The Team

Management Structure

The OpenSpace Trust is an independent organisation which is a Scottish Charity under Scottish Charity Number SC036920 and a Guarantee Company under Company Number SC292077. The management of the Trust is by a Board, three of whom are appointed and the remainder are elected at the Annual General Meeting. Elected members serve for three years and are normally eligible to serve two further terms. Meetings of the Board are held quarterly. The work of the Board is supported by an Administration Group and smaller ad hoc committees as required.  The Project Leader coordinates all the work of the Trust.  All Board member are volunteers and are not remunerated for their services.

Board Members
Forbes McCallum DL  (Chairman)

Retired lecturer from the Aberdeen Business School at The Robert Gordon University and a former local government councillor.  A Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Arthur Winfield BEM has been Project Leader since 2004

Retired academic pharmacist with experience at The Robert Gordon University (32 years) and University of Kuwait (3 years).  Has edited and written undergraduate textbooks and research publications and has many years of experience running research grants.

Fred Dalgarno

A lawyer and Chartered Accountant by training with considerable experience as a Director or Chairman of many companies and voluntary and charitable organisations in Scotland and overseas.

Bill Diack

He holds a degree in Scottish Historical Studies from the University of Edinburgh, is a former Scottish Tourist Board Blue Badge Guide, a former Chair of the Aberdeen and North East Scotland Family History Society, a member of the Presbytery of Aberdeen, a Governor of Robert Gordon’s College, and spent most of his working life at Aberdeen Asset Management.

Lorna Glen

Retired Head teacher, Tutor Assessor and Governor of Robert Gordon’s College. Session Clerk at Ferryhill Church and former Moderator of the Presbytery of Aberdeen. She has a strong interest in the  preservation and promotion of the heritage of Aberdeen and is a Trustee of Torry Development Trust.

Alastair McRobb

Retired teacher and former Community and City Councillor.  Living in the country he has served ten years as the local Hall Convenor and been involved with local drama groups, including the Passion Play to celebrate the millennium.

William Ross

A Graduate of the Open University with over 30 years’ service with Shell UK Ltd in various IT roles.  An Aberdonian and former Session Clerk of the Kirk of St Nicholas Uniting his interests including Aberdeen Heritage, photography and music.

Sarah Stuart

Is admitted as a solicitor in both Scotland and in England and Wales and is dual qualified in English and Scots Law.  She is a partner with Scottish legal firm, Ledingham Chalmers specialising in construction and commercial litigation.  She is the current chair of the Northern Chapter of the Scottish Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.