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The Cockburn Team


Terry Levinthal BES (Hons) PGDip (Urban Design) IHBC, FSAScot

Terry Levinthal is a senior Executive and Non-Executive Director with over 25 years’ experience in public and charity organisations.  An Urban Designer and Conservation Professional, he has worked for a range of bodies from national institutions to local groups, applying his diverse experience across each in a manner proportionate to their scale and complexity. 

Before re-joining the Cockburn (he was its Secretary in the 1990s) he was the owner and Managing Director of a heritage and conservation consultancy.  Prior to this, he was the Director of Conservation Services & Projects at the National Trust for Scotland.  Here, he was responsible for the direction and management of one of the most complex heritage and collection portfolios in Scotland, managing and directing a professional team of 82.  He was also responsible for the programme of capital project allocations (c.£3-9m pa). 

Terry has held senior positions elsewhere in Scottish conservation and environmental sector.  He was Director of the Scottish Civic Trust; a Board member of Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority (where he was Chairman of its Planning & Access Committee); has held Ministerial advisory appointments; and continues to hold various Non-Executive Directorships on charitable trusts and companies.


Assistant Director

James Garry BSc (Hons), MSc, MRTPI, MCIEEM, CEnv

James is a Chartered Environmentalist and Chartered Planner. He is a  graduate of Glasgow and Edinburgh Universities and he is currently engaged in a part-time Classics degree programme with the Open University.  Before joining the Cockburn he followed a professional career with several Scottish local authorities and Public Bodies specialising in sustainability, carbon and climate issues.


Membership & Administration 

Joe Taylor BSc (Hons), BA

Joe graduated from Napier University in 2011 with a degree in Architectural Technology following a degree in History & Drama. He worked in marketing and hospitality before joining the Association where he assists with membership and office administration.