Anne McCall appointed director of RSPB Scotland

Written by Liam Kirkaldy on 15 May 2017 in News

Anne McCall will replace Stuart Housden as RSPB Scotland director on 30 May

RSPB Scotland has appointed its first ever female leader, with Anne McCall announced as the wildlife conservation charity’s new director.

Previously the organisation’s regional director for south and west Scotland, McCall will replace Stuart Housden as director on 30 May.

She said: “I am delighted to have been appointed as the new director for RSPB Scotland and look forward to officially starting my role at the end of May. The natural world is under threat like never before but for many of the problems there are also solutions, if we can find the resources and the will to apply them. 


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“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 studied politics, history and law at the University of Edinburgh, before completing a post-graduate course in town planning at Heriot-Watt University. She is an accredited member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and was a convener of the RTPI in 2004.

Stuart Housden was director from 1994 until 2017.

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