Edinburgh World Heritage Trust
EDINBURGH WORLD HERITAGE STAFF
Susan Buckham – Graveyards Development Officer
Susan is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Stirling and specialises in the interdisciplinary study of historic graveyards. Drawing on 20 years of experience in graveyard recording, conservation, research and interpretation, Susan’s knowledge and skills span graveyard history and development, conservation good practice, and the policy and legislation relevant to burial ground management and protection. As Chair of the Death in Scotland Conference Committee, Susan works to raise awareness of and accelerate interest in multi-disciplinary research into Scottish death studies. Susan holds a PhD from the University of York where she studied in the Archaeology Department. As Carved Stones Adviser at Archaeology Scotland, Susan led a Historic Scotland-funded project to promote best practice in graveyard conservation, management and recording. She is a former Director of the Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland.
Krzysztof Chuchra - International Programme Project Manager
Krzysztof has six years of experience as an urban analyst, specialising in planning, heritage and city management. He holds an MA in Politics, specialising in social policy and urban regeneration, as well as an MSc in European Urban Conservation (town planning). During his first two years of work at Edinburgh World Heritage, he was responsible for the organisation's input in the planning system. As the Council's acting World Heritage Site Coordinator for Edinburgh, he was charged with co-ordinating the review of the WHS management plan and the development of the action plan for the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site. Currently, he is responsible for EWH's international profile, as well as the development and management of international projects and relations, mainly through European networks. He also manages EWH's Facebook and LinkedIn profiles.
David Farrer - Finance Manager
David is EWH’s Finance Manager and is responsible for producing the monthly management accounts as well as the annual accounts to audit stage. Prior to returning to live in Scotland, David was Finance Director and Company Secretary of a London advertising agency and then held a similar role in a design company. David has a BA (Hons) in modern history and economics and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.
David Hicks - Communications Manager
David joined EWH as Communications Manager in April 2005. He has a BA (Hons) in Medieval and Modern History and an MA in Heritage Studies, specialising in live interpretation. David's previous appointment was as Interpretation Manager at Historic Scotland, and his work experience also includes posts at the Heritage Lottery Fund and Hampton Court Palace. His role is to develop and deliver a communications strategy to raise awareness and understanding of the World Heritage Site, which includes managing EWH corporate communications as well as interpretation, education and promotion for the World Heritage Site itself.