Border Union Agricultural Society names its new executive director
The Border Union Agricultural Society (BUAS) has announced the appointment of Mags Clark as its new executive director.
Clark will be responsible to the day-to-day running of the 204-year-old society, which has more than 1,000 members. From its headquarters at Springwood Park in Kelso, she will also oversee development of more than 100 events, including the flagship two-day Border Union Show, the UK’s largest Ram Sales and the annual Championship Dog Show.
Born in Galashiels, Clark has extensive experience within the agriculture, events and banking industries. She spent more than 12 years at the Royal Highland Agricultural Society , where she worked within the Royal Highland Educational Trust, before moving to her current position within the organising team of the Royal Highland Show.
She takes over the running of BUAS in January from Ron Wilson, who has been the organisation’s secretary for 20 years.
Douglas Stephen, chairman of BUAS, said Clark is the “ideal person” to build on the society’s success in recent years.
“She has a clear appreciation of, and empathy with, the agricultural community a well as extensive experience in financial management, in the organisation of large events, and in the development of young people within the industry and we’re looking forward to working with her in the coming years,” he said.
Clark added: “I’m delighted to be taking up such an important role. The society has achieved a huge amount in recent years, but we know that there is still enormous potential for further
development that will benefit not just the agricultural community, but the Borders region as a whole.”