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Steph Scholten and Mary Jane Brouwers join MGS Board

Two new members announced for MGS Board

2019 Brings Appointment of Two Board Members and New CEO Start

Museums Galleries Scotland has announced the appointment of two new trustees, Steph Scholten and Mary Jane Brouwers, to the board of the national development body for Scotland’s’ museums and galleries. The announcement comes in the same week that Lucy Casot commences as CEO. 

Steph Scholten is Director of The Hunterian and was previously Director of Heritage Collections at the University of Amsterdam. He has over 25 years’ experience of working in the cultural sector including positions in the Netherlands with the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, the National Institute for Conservation and the National Museum of Antiquities. 

Mary Jane Brouwers has been a non-executive director for the University of Glasgow investment subsidiary, GU Holdings Limited, since 2016. In 2018 she was appointed as Independent Director on the board of Cyan Forensics Limited, an early-stage cyber security company. She has worked in equity investments since 1997 when she joined the team that became Bank of Scotland Growth Equity, managing a portfolio of companies ranging from SME to FTSE. She has previously served on the boards of Edinburgh Instruments Limited and LINC Scotland. 

Ray Macfarlane, Chair of Museums Galleries Scotland, said

“I am delighted to welcome Steph and Mary Jane to the Board of Museums Galleries Scotland. With Steph’s extensive museum sector experience and knowledge and Mary Jane’s strong financial background and board experience I am confident that they will play a significant and positive role in our work to develop Scotland’s museums. With Lucy Casot now in post as CEO this is a very strong start to 2019 for Museums Galleries Scotland.” 

Lucy Casot was named as the new CEO of Museums Galleries Scotland last September and she commenced on 7 January 2019. She was previously Head of Heritage Lottery Fund Scotland. 

Lucy Casot, CEO of Museums Galleries Scotland, said:

“Scotland’s museums and galleries have such a positive impact on the lives of people who live in, and visit, this country. Museums Galleries Scotland has an important role to play to ensure that our museums develop and thrive so that they continue to benefit the communities they serve. I am looking forward to working with the staff and Board of MGS and meeting our sector colleagues as we work to support and advocate for Scotland’s museums and galleries.” 

Steph Scholten and Mary Jane Brouwers took up their roles on 1 January 2019 and Board Members Bob Downie and Viv Cockburn have stepped down. Read more about our Board

Published 11 January 2019