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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Former Head of Economic Development, Aberdeen City Council, with a keen interest in the heritage of Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire and promoting the city. Qualified as a Scottish Tourist Guide Association, and Green Badge Guide for NE Scotland. She is active in the community and several Aberdeen based charities.
Revd James C. Stewart
Retired minister who came to Aberdeen from Glasgow, his native city, in 1974. Minister at St Nicholas, 1974-2000, Chairman of Aberdeen Endowments Trust, 2002-2010.
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.