Ian Baxter (Vice-Chair)
Ian Baxter is Director of the Scottish Confucius Institute for Business & Communication at Heriot-Watt University, and also Professor of Historic Environment Management at the University of Suffolk.
Ian Baxter originally trained as an archaeologist but has spent most of his career working with tourism and heritage management organisations in the UK and abroad as a management academic and project consultant. He has had a longstanding involvement with BEFS since its early development.
His main role is at Heriot-Watt University where he is Director of the Scottish Confucius Institute for Business & Communication (which has a dedicated activity stream focusing on supporting historic environment and tourism organisations develop links with China). He continues to be involved with the University of Suffolk where he was previously head of the Business School and Professor of Historic Environment Management.
He is also a Director of BEFS sister organisation in England, The Heritage Alliance, and oversees the fortnightly Heritage Update bulletin. He is committed to management development within the sector enabling greater understanding of strategic, tactical and operational opportunities for heritage organisations.BACK