Our Chairman since October 2015 and now President, Andrew Scott CBE CEng FMA, started his career as a civil engineer in public service.
After appointments with the West Yorkshire Transport Museum in Bradford, the Bradford Industrial Museum, and the London Transport Museum, he was Director of the National Railway Museum in York from 1994 to 2009, and Director of the National Museum of Science and Industry from 2009 to 2010. He is a member of the North York Moors National Park Authority and is closely involved in voluntary work in the railway heritage movement.
Andrew Scott says “York is a remarkable place – a vibrant, forward-looking economy firmly embedded in one of Europe’s most historic cities. It’s a place where people rightly take pride in their surroundings.
All around us is the evidence of two thousand years of the city’s story. Protecting this heritage whilst sustaining our economy means watching out for threats and striking a delicate balance between competing demands. Vigilance and thoughtful debate can help to craft the best way forward and these two areas lie at the heart of the Civic Trust’s role.”
Stephen Lusty left Nottingham University with a degree in Modern Languages, and then, following an engineering apprenticeship, became an Export Sales Engineer with a Leicester woodworking machinery manufacturer. His subsequent career in industry (machine tools, dust filters, ball bearings) included a 7 year period living in Germany and culminated in senior posts managing SME’s for European multi-nationals, the most recent one being as MD of Airmaster Engineering Ltd in Leeds.
In the 1990’s he was also Chair of The Environmental Industries Commission, lobbying government on issues affecting Environmental legislation on behalf of environmental equipment suppliers.
Since retiring from industry in 2006, he has formed a Walking tour company in York – Yorktour Ltd – which currently guides some 400 groups per year around the historic sites of York in most European languages.
From his various business roles he has accumulated a broad spectrum of experience in general management and in European culture.
Stephen chaired the Yorkshire Philosophical Society from 2010-15, and subsequently joined the board of the York Museum Trust as trustee.
Stephen is married to Sharon from whom he has four children (now in their twenties) and a further two children and four grandchildren in Germany from a first marriage. He appears regularly on BBC Radio York’s Opinion Panel.
His other interests include rugby, walking, music, history and art.