Philip Long

Philip Long OBE is Chief Executive of the National Trust for Scotland, taking up the role in July 2020.  Prior to that he was founding Director of V&A Dundee, responsible for the development and operation of this new international design museum.

Throughout his career he has contributed to the development of many arts, education and academic organisations.

Previously he was Senior Curator at National Galleries Scotland, with a specialisation in historical and contemporary Scottish and wider British art and design, producing numerous exhibitions and publications. He curated Scotland’s presence at the Venice Biennale in 2007 and was responsible for the UK presentation at the Milan Design Triennale in 2015.

He is an honorary Professor of the University of Dundee and Honorary Research Fellow of St Andrews University, a member of the British Council’s Advisory Committee for the Arts and Creative Economy and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.