RSPB Scotland has appointed Anne McCall as its new director.
She will be the conservation charity’s first female leader when she takes up the post on 30 May.
McCall has been with RSPB Scotland for nearly 19 years, having joined as a member of the society’s planning team in 1998. Cases McCall has worked on include the Lingerbay superquarry, Lewis wind farm and the inquiry into the Trump golf course in Aberdeenshire.
Most recently, McCall held the role of regional director for south and west Scotland, overseeing 100 members of staff and delivering partnership projects at landscape scale.
McCall, who is a member of the RTPI, replaces Stuart Housden, who has been the director since 1994.
She said: “I aim to work with other organisations and individuals from across all sectors, through collaboration and partnership, with the ambition of reversing the current downward trajectory for so many of our species and habitats. Consigning future generations to lives without the critical mental and physical elements a healthy environment provides would be a shameful legacy and I will do my utmost to ensure that doesn’t happen.”
McCall was RTPI Scotland convenor in 2004.
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