David Dewhurst

Strategic Development Director.
David Dewhurst

“The Scottish Waterways Trust uses the nation’s canals to reconnect communities and bring people together.”

I’m David and I’m the Trust’s Strategic Development Director. I source funding through New project & partnership developments for strategic development plans (BIDS).

Before I started working with the trust I was a chartered accountant serving as Director of Finance with EMMS International, an international Healthcare charity and used this knowledge as one of the Scottish Waterways Trust’s Trustees. I was also non-executive Director of the charity Fischy Music and was closely involved in developing and improving its financial sustainability during my time there. Prior to moving into the third sector, I worked at Noble Grossart, an Edinburgh-based private merchant bank, for more than twenty years.

I want to see the Trust continue to work with and grow our incredible network of volunteers to make a real difference to their lives and the waterways themselves.