Daniel Rose, executive officer for the Mechanics’ Institution Trust is set to step down from the role - to relocate with his family to Greece.
Daniel, who has been part of the trust for 16 years, joined the organisation as a volunteer at the age of 18 when he was invited to become a trustee. He was chairman of the Swindon Youth Council at the time.
During his time at the Trust, Daniel has overseen the redevelopment of the Central Community Centre, the Railway Village Museum and the Baker’s Café. Most recently, he has negotiated an agreement for the Trust to undertake the redevelopment of the former Cricketers’ pub.
Daniel said: “I never expected to spend 16 years at this task, but the challenges were always balanced by the progress, however slow, and the cause of the Mechanics’ Institution was too important to let go of.
“My wife Jen and I have long considered moving to Greece and experiencing a different lifestyle and, with a young pre-school son, now is the right time for us.
"I will remain supportive of the Mechanics’ Institution Trust and look forward to watching the organisation continue to grow and develop. It is possible to work remotely anywhere in the world these days and I will maintain consultancy contracts in the UK, and I am grasping that opportunity. I will check in with the Trust whenever my work with the Architectural Heritage Fund and other consultancy brings me to the UK and hope to see its long efforts come to a happy conclusion for all the friends I will keep in Swindon.”