Director – Terry Levinthal BES (Hons) PGDip (Urban Design) 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.  He is a member of the Scottish Committee of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation and Vice-Chairman of Railway Paths Ltd. In April 2020, he was appointed to the Board of Historic Environment Scotland by Cabinet Secretary Fiona Hyslop MSP.

Assistant Director – James Garry BSc (Hons), MSc, MCIEEM, CEnv

James is a Chartered Environmentalist and former 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.  James is with us Wednesday to Fridays normally.

Heritage Support Intern – Kvitka Perehinets MA (Joint Honours)

Kvitka is a final-year student of History and Politics at the University of Edinburgh with a deep interest in cultural heritage, memory studies, and preservation. With lengthy experience working with charitable organisations and international NGOs, Kvitka hopes to direct her acquired skillset on a set of tasks that allows her to bridge her university studies and a keen interest in history with bringing about tangible change in the city.

Co-founder of Ukrainian cultural youth-directed NGO The Shadows Project and an avid researcher of Ukrainian identity, she hopes that her time with the Cockburn Association will allow her to delve deeper into the processes that advocate for the inclusion of historical contexts in changes being done to the physical fabric of the city while providing her with an opportunity to give back to the city that has become her second home.