New Lanark is governed by a board of 9 trustees from a range of professional backgrounds.
The Board provides guidance to New Lanark Trust on a range of subjects including planning, finance, heritage and Health and Safety. The Trustees carry out their duties on a voluntary basis.
Bill Howat - Chair
After a career spanning nearly 50 years and covering academia, the civil service, local government, consultancy, and voluntary work, Bill now describes himself as a ‘Lad o’ Pairts’! He retired, formally, in 2005 as CEO of Comhairle nan Eilan Siar (Western Isles Council) and led the review of the then Scottish Executive’s budgets published in 2007.
Originally a Physicist, Jonathan developed an early passion for the heritage, first expressed in direct action volunteering to restore inland waterways at risk of closure and abandonment.