Jill qualified as an architect in 1984 and since then has worked in a variety of roles both as a practicing architect and as consultant and design manager for built environment projects in the private and public sector. She has sat on various built environment awards panels and contributed to both Architecture and Design Scotland and Scottish Government advisory papers on design of the built environment. She also served as a Commissioner with the Royal Fine Arts Commission for 6 years, prior to taking up the post of Head of Design Forum with A&DS.
In 2017 Jill joined Scottish Canals as their Design and Development manager responsible for major projects across Scotland, including community engagement, sourcing funding, briefing, and design management to completion.
Jill’s commitment to the importance of environment on all our lives is underpinned by research evidence confirming the direct link between access to greenspace and active built environments, and the physical and mental wellbeing of the communities and individuals who live in them.
People don’t resist change. They resist being changed!