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Elections to Cockburn Council May 2014

Posted on 3 May 2014 by Marion

Three new Trustees were elected to Cockburn Council at our AGM held on 10 May 2014

Richard Scothorne

Richard has lived in Edinburgh for over 20 years.  He has a Masters Degree in Urban Design from Edinburgh University and worked as a planner in Gloucester and Aberdeen before being appointed Depute Director of Planning and Head of Economic Development for Lothian Regional Council.  He then went into consultancy and is a founding Director of Rocket Science which works across the UK from its offices in Edinburgh, Newcastle and London, focusing on performance improvement in services for the public.  Richard has specific expertise in economic regeneration, employability and skills and is a highly experienced facilitator working for a wide range of international, national and local clients and a range of public and public/private Boards. Having lived in the New Town, West End, Stockbridge and Murrayfield he now lives with his family in Newington and he is a Committee member of the Blacket Association.

Nominated by Lord Brodie, seconded by John Fleming


Robert Cowan

Robert has a degree in Business Studies and Accounting from Edinburgh University and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. He works in finance in Edinburgh. He is an Audit Committee member for Mercy Corps Scotland. With his financial experience he is prepared to take on the role of Treasurer for the Association. 

Nominated by Val Urquhart, seconded by Brian Smellie


Ian Harrower

Ian is a serial entrepreneur who has created multiple businesses in Electrical Engineering, Estate Agency, Marketing & Design and Event Production. For the past 8 years Ian was part of a small team at Falkland Centre for Stewardship that built the award winning Big Tent, Scotland's Environmental Festival, into one of the country’s most successful summer events. Since 2011 he has been part of the team that launched Previously...Scotland's History Festival which has grown to become the largest history festival in the UK. Ian is Convener of the Association’s Events Committee

Nominated by Kate Moulin, seconded by Lorraine Briggs