Diana Murray CBE, MA (Cantab), FRSE, FSA, FRSGS, Hon FSA Scot, MCIfA, MIoD


        Head and shoulder image of Diana Murray, Chair of the SAMS Governing Council

Chair of Governing Council

Diana Murray has worked in the cultural and historic environment sector for over 40 years. She was Chief Executive of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland and latterly, joint CEO of Historic Scotland (HS), managing a major change programme until October 2015 in preparation for when the new body, Historic Environment Scotland, took over the roles of both these two successful heritage organisations. She retired from HES at the end of 2016.

She has extensive experience of governance in the charity sector. For many years she was a non-executive director of the National Trust for Scotland and served for 8 years on the board of the Scottish Waterways Trust. She is currently a Trustee of the Royal Botanic Garden of Edinburgh, the Scottish Seabird Centre in North Berwick, and the Scottish International Education Trust, as well as the Chair of Arts and Business Scotland.

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