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Edinburgh World Heritage new director: Christina Sinclair

19 Aug 2020

Christina Sinclair new director of Edinburgh World Heritage
Christina Sinclair © EWH

Christina Sinclair appointed new director of Edinburgh World Heritage (EWH)

Edinburgh, 19th of August 2020 – Edinburgh World Heritage today announced the appointment of Christina Sinclair as the new director of EWH, replacing Adam Wilkinson.

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Born and raised in Aberdeenshire, Christina studied at both the Universities of Edinburgh and Dundee before working in England in a number of heritage and conservation roles for, among others, Historic England, the Design Council and various consultancies. Specific projects she has worked on include the restorations of both Manchester and Rochdale Town Halls. Most recently, Christina has been working for the Scottish Borders Council as lead advisor on heritage.

Professor James Garden, Chair of EWH commented: ‘We’re delighted that Christina will be joining us at this crucial time for the charity, and for Edinburgh. Christina brings a wealth of experience in both design and heritage, in both England and Scotland, and has a huge amount to contribute. She is taking over at a challenging time for the city, but she has an excellent team of experts behind her, and the charity is on a very sound footing. We wish her the very best of luck’.

Christina Sinclair added: ‘I’ve always wanted to return to Edinburgh, and joining Edinburgh World Heritage at this time is a great honor. I fell in love with this extraordinary city while studying here, not just with the architecture and heritage, but also with the people, the culture, and the sheer creative energy of the place. I look forward to listening to, and working with the leaders of the city, and well as residents, community groups, and business owners so that together we can continue to build a flourishing and sustainable Edinburgh.’

Christina Sinclair will be in position from September 2nd 2020.

Edinburgh World Heritage

EWH are an independent charity with the aim of ensuring that the city’s World Heritage status is a dynamic force that benefits everyone. EWH’s mission is to connect people to their heritage in everything they do – whether through the conservation of historic buildings, delivering improvements to the public realm, or engaging people directly with the rich heritage of their city.

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