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Sarah MacKinnon

Glasgow School of Art
Project Manager: Mackintosh Restoration
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Sarah MacKinnon studied at the University of Greenwich and The College of Estate Management. Sarah is a Chartered Building Surveyor and holds the RICS Post Graduate Diploma in Building Conservation and full membership of the IHBC. She spent a total of 10 years as a Local Government Officer in the South East of England working in Building Control, Private Housing Standards and Conservation and Regeneration, culminating in a role as Conservation and Projects Surveyor at Gravesham Borough Council. Sarah moved to Scotland in 2003 and took up the post of Estates Surveyor and latterly Estates Development Manager, with the National Museums of Scotland. Leaving NMS in 2005, she became Chief Executive of Strathclyde Building Preservation Trust. Sarah was responsible for restarting the Trust’s operations and with a small team, developing a portfolio of work across Scotland specialising in the provision of professional support to local community groups working to save historic buildings. This unconventional career path has equipped Sarah with a varied experience and competence in formal project management, conservation practice and philosophy and the softer skills needed to help organisations to navigate through complex and challenging projects.

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