Bridget became a Trustee of National Museums Scotland in April 2023 and her term of appointment runs until March 2027.
Bridget McConnell is currently a council member of the UKRI’s Arts & Humanities Research Council, board member of the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland, Honorary Vice-President of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and a non-executive director of Scottish Power Renewables Ltd.
Bridget is an experienced Chief Executive, Board Member and Chair with a record of achievement in leading and delivering significant service improvements, major capital developments and world-renowned events in the cultural and sports sectors. Career highlights include the 2022 reopening of the Burrell Collection, the opening of the Riverside Museum (European Museum of the Year in 2013), the 2012 opening of the Emirates Arena and Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome; a leading role in securing and implementing the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and the 2018 European Championships held in Glasgow and Berlin.
A graduate of St. Andrews and Stirling Universities, Bridget has honorary degrees from Glasgow, Aberdeen and St. Andrews Universities and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and was made a CBE in 2015 for services to culture.
She lives in Stirling.