New operations director at Mount Stuart

Mount Stuart's new operations director is Adam Ellis-Jones.
Mount Stuart's new operations director is Adam Ellis-Jones.

The Mount Stuart Trust has appointed Adam Ellis-Jones as its new operations director.

Mr Ellis-Jones, currently assistant director, operations (Wales) with the National Trust, will take up the post on Monday, March 23.

His appointment follows the departure last autumn of the Trust’s chief executive, Connie Lovel, for a post with the National Trust for Scotland.

Mr Ellis-Jones’ previous position – held since September 2011 - gave him responsibility for the overall management of the National Trust’s built property portfolio across Wales, including high-profile attractions such as Powys Castle, Plas Newydd mansion, Penrhyn Castle, Bodnant Gardens, Tredgar House, Dyffryn Gardens, Chirk Castle and Erddig mansion and gardens.

Mount Stuart director Stephen Jenkins said that to attract someone of Adam’s background and experience to the Isle of Bute was a major coup.

“We’re absolutely delighted that Adam’s skills and expertise are now going to be devoted to the continued development of Mount Stuart,” he added.

“This is a very exciting time for the Trust, with various projects either already up and running or in the pipeline. It is difficult to imagine a more suitable person to oversee those projects and any future initiatives than the one we have just appointed.

“We very much look forward to welcoming Adam to Bute and seeing how he takes the Trust forward over the next few years.”