Glasgow Building Preservation Trust appoints new Director

2022 sees Glasgow Building Preservation Trust (GBPT) celebrate its 40th anniversary and the Board is delighted to announce that David Cook has been appointed as the new Director of the Trust.

For the last forty years, GBPT has brought old buildings back to life; helping to rescue, repair and restore historic buildings at risk across the city. We work in partnership to give redundant buildings a new purpose and return them to their communities. The Trust also initiated and manages the coordination of Scotland’s most popular built heritage festival: Glasgow’s Doors Open Day Festival in September each year.

David Cook has strong conservation project experience and extensive leadership experience in social enterprise organisations and trusts. David, who is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and Honorary Fellow of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland, was previously CEO with Wasps Artists’ Studios for over twenty years and subsequently ran his own consultancy with clients throughout Scotland.

Charles Turner, Chair of Glasgow Building Preservation Trust, said:

“Glasgow Building Preservation Trust is delighted to make this announcement. After a lengthy and thorough recruitment process, David was the outstanding candidate, bringing a mix of experience, personal values, vision and enthusiasm to this unique post as our next Director. We are confident he will bring additional and new skills to our team. We are looking forward to celebrating and promoting our city’s architecture and rich built heritage and continuing the close working relationship we have between the Staff Team and the Board.”

David Cook, Director of Glasgow Building Preservation Trust, said:
“I am proud and very excited to take on the role of Director of this amazing organisation and look forward to working with the team and partners across the city to build on the Trust’s fantastic legacy and address the many challenges facing historic buildings in Glasgow.”

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