Scottish Book Trust has appointed Rosemary Ward, formerly the director of the Gaelic Books Council, as its new director of programmes.
Ward will join the charity on 8th October and will lead the programme team, organising awards, events and resources for readers and writers across Scotland.
“I am delighted to be joining Scottish Book Trust and to have the opportunity to manage the strategic development of the charity’s creative programmes,” she said. “I look forward to working with the various project teams and supporting the delivery of many of the most exciting national initiatives now and in the future.”
Marc Lambert, c.e.o. of Scottish Book Trust, said: “We are very much looking forward to Rosemary joining us and helping us reach even more people with our programme work. Rosemary has excellent experience in the creative and education sectors and will play a key role in ensuring Scottish Book Trust continues to engage people of all ages across Scotland and inspire a love of reading and writing.”
Ward joined Gaelic Books Council in 2010, where she developed creative programmes with a range of national literary agencies. She has also worked as a primary school teacher and an education director with Bòrd na Gàidhlig, the national development agency.