Stonewall Scotland appoints new Director

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Stonewall is pleased to announce that Carl Watt has been appointed Director of Stonewall Scotland. Carl, currently Head of External Relations at Museums Galleries Scotland, will join the organisation in July.

‘We’re absolutely delighted to have secured someone of Carl’s capabilities to steer Stonewall Scotland into the next decade,’ said Ben Summerskill, Stonewall Chief Executive. ‘Both the political and wider public environments in Scotland have been transformed during the last ten years. That transformation, to which Stonewall Scotland has made a notable contribution, has impacted positively on the lives of all Scotland’s minority communities.’

‘This is a fantastic opportunity to help support and extend Stonewall Scotland’s significant work programme helping to deliver fairness and equality in the workplace, education and public services,’ said Carl Watt. ‘I’m looking forward enormously to the challenges ahead as we enter the second decade of devolved government in Scotland.’

Carl will lead a team of eight staff based in Stonewall Scotland’s Edinburgh offices. Before working for Museums Galleries Scotland, he worked on major programmes for the Byre Theatre in Perth and Sportscotland. Carl studied mathematics at Edinburgh University.

Ben Summerskill paid tribute to the ‘substantial and lasting contribution to the vision of Stonewall Scotland’ made by departing Director Calum Irving, who joined the charity in 2005.

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