Our Board of Trustees
After a successful career as a main board director at Barr Holdings and Managing Director of the quarry and industrial divisions, John retired from the company in 2012. Still with a strong sense of public duty and a desire for community empowerment, John became involved in various local projects. He secured the future of Solway Precast – ensuring the economic viability of the village of Barrhill. He also served on the Kirkoswald, Maidens and Turnberry Community Council – including a period as Chairman – and is active in the Rotary Club.
Ken brings a wealth of experience to the post with an extensive career in chemistry, computing and management. He first came to Girvan in 1967 as a Research Chemist with the then Alginate Industries (now FMC), before helping his wife run their guest house in Girvan. He then moved into consultancy and went back to university before taking up a post as an analyst/programmer – regularly visiting his caravan in Maidens during this time. Having lived in Livingston since 2001 he moved back to Girvan when he retired in 2007 and continued to work at the heart of the community, which includes chairing Girvan Community Council.