The Chief Executive of Dundee Heritage Trust, Deirdre Robertson, has announced her decision to
retire after nearly five years in the role.
Dundee Heritage Trust – custodian of the Royal Research Ship Discovery and Verdant Works, two 5-star
visitor attractions in the city – has announced that its Chief Executive Deirdre Robertson has taken the
decision to retire.
Deirdre joined the Trust in 2019, and has led the charity successfully through the first phase of a
major redevelopment project at Discovery Point, including the now multi-award winning Discovery Dome
gallery, and in delivering a range of improvements at Verdant Works too.
Deirdre provided strong leadership during the COVID lockdowns which hit the organisation more than
most given its heavy reliance on its own earned income. During her leadership the Trust secured
significant funding towards the repair and maintenance of Royal Research Ship Discovery.
The Trust thanks Deirdre warmly for her significant contribution she has made to the survival and
development of its charities, as well her contribution to Dundee itself through her passion for promoting
Deirdre Robertson said :
“It’s been a joy and privilege to have worked with such a hard- working and dedicated team at
Dundee Heritage Trust and to have played a part in the preservation and conservation of these
incredible top rated attractions for the education and inspiration of current and future generations.
We are so lucky to have such incredible heritage in our city.”
Chair of Dundee Heritage Trust, David Henry, said :
“Deirdre has been a tireless leader of the Trust and the City, and an inspiration to all she has
The Board and executive management team of Dundee Heritage Trust will now undertake a review of the
management structure of the trust.