About Eglingtoun Consulting® Ltd 

Steve Callaghan

Owner & Managing Director of Eglingtoun Consulting® Ltd


Steve Callaghan is the owner and Managing Director of Eglingtoun Consulting® Ltd. He started the company during 2017, after leaving his role as Assistant Director, Countryside & Islands, with National Trust for Scotland.

Steve has been a major player in the management of Scotland’s museums, heritage and countryside for over 25 years, following his early career in Yorkshire and Warwickshire.  He has held senior paid and elected roles and has been involved in transformative initiatives in Highland, Orkney and latterly nationwide.

Steve’s largest team to date has been 300 paid and 350 voluntary staff.  His largest annual revenue budget has been £6.5m expenditure and £4.9m income. His largest of 50+ capital projects managed or sponsored by him was £4m in total value. He has also been on the Board of 9 bodies in the third sector to date – 2 currently.

He is a tried and tested communicator, influencer and strategist and renowned as a “people person.” He is especially known for giving reassurance, support and guidance to smaller charitable trusts and initiatives which find themselves at a crossroads.

A lot of Steve’s work is solo with clients, however he also tailors teams to suit clients’ needs if required, from his large network of top specialists in their fields.  He will usually be in the role of lead consultant for such teams, unless agreed otherwise with the client.

Steve Callaghan, Owner & Managing Director of Eglingtoun Consulting® Ltd