St Andrews Preservation Trust

Committees

Committees

See how the Trust Functions

Our governing body is the Board of Trustees who have full decision-making authority on behalf of the membership. The Board has established a number of specialist committees and working groups to help carry out the work of the charity, each has its own terms of reference. At all meetings of the Board and committees, if any of those present have a possible conflict of interest it is declared and, if necessary, that person is excluded from discussion on the relevant matter.

The Administration Committee is to provide to support to the Administrator in the day to day administration and operational development of the Trust.

 

Current Members

Mr David Strachan (Convenor)

Mr Jim Bennett

Miss Sam Ross (Trust Administrator)

Co-opted Members

Miss Anne Morris OBE

Communications form an integral part of all aspects of the work of the Trust, however this committee is especially focussed on internal communications – the way we keep in contact with our members – and external contacts between the Trust and the general public.  This includes, but is not limited to, our online presence, contact with local press and members’ newsletters.

You can view the current communications strategy here.

Current Members

Mrs Dorothy Cassells (Convener)

Miss Karen Petersen

Mr David Strachan

 

Supported By

Miss Sam Ross (Administrator)

The Committee supports the Finance Convenor in reviewing key issues related to the finances of the Trust. It provides guidance and challenges to the Finance Convenor and reviews resultant forecast and actual accounts. The Committee meets on an ad hoc basis.

Current Members

Miss Karen Petersen, (Convener)

Mr Iain Lawson

Mr David Strachan

Supported By

Miss Sam Ross (Administrator)

The members of the committee arrange for Gardens in the Town to open for a day in June as the major fundraiser for the Trust.  The team consists of Trustees and gardens owners without whose knowledge we would be lost.  We aim to entice people to explore the gardens and hidden places in St Andrews which are not normally on display to the public.

 

Current Members

Lady Catherine Erskine (Convener)

Mr David Strachan

Miss Karen Petersen

Co-opted Members

Mrs June Baxter

Mr Simon Kidd

Mrs Dorothea Morrison

Supported By

Miss Sam Ross (Administrator)

The Museum Convenor has oversight of the various functions of the museum: the garden, the photograph collection, the scrap book group, the oral archive, ongoing research and the volunteers.

The Committee receives professional guidance from the Museum Curator and, in turn, provides support for the Curator with particular reference to exhibitions, special projects and plans for the future.

Current Members

Miss Jane Claydon (Convener)

Mr Ken Fraser

Miss Karen Petersen

Dr David Watkinson

Co-opted Members

Mrs Marysia Denyer

Supported  By

Mrs Samantha Walker (Museum Manager/Curator)

The Project Board provides oversight and guidance to the Museum Curator/ Manager (and/or specific Project Managers) in relation to Museum specific projects. It provides an escalation route to the Board of Trustees, raising issues as appropriate. The Board meets on a bi-monthly basis or as needed.

 

Current Members

Mr Iain Lawson (Chair)

Mr David Strachan

Mrs Bo Fraser

Mrs Dorothy Cassells

Miss Jane Claydon

Supported By

Mrs Samantha Walker (Museum Manager/Curator)

The Planning Committee considers each planning application within the St. Andrews Central Conservation Area and Hepburn Garden Conservation Area to ensure it complies with the current Development Plan and all relevant policies.  The committee also considers all strategic planning applications using the above criteria.

Retaining the character of the two Conservation Areas is very important and that includes making sure that the traditional shop fronts are not allowed to be altered in a way that would take away the character and features which play a large part in the setting of the town.

Current Members

Mr Philip Petersen (Convener)

Mr David Strachan

Co-opted Members

Mr John Peacock

The Plaques Committee’s activities are currently suspended as a consequence of lockdown. For further information on the Trust’s work with plaques in St Andrews see David Watkinson’s piece “Commemoration, Plaques and the Preservation Trust” in our Annual Report and Year Book 2019.

 

Current Members

Miss Jo Roger (Convener)

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