Gayle Bell

Gayle brings 15 years’ experience of working in the youth and wellbeing sectors with some of the most disadvantaged communities in Scotland and North East England.  Gayle has also worked with early years children and has a great passion for ensuring that children have the best start in life, which includes access to the arts.

Laura Kearney

Laura joined Starcatchers in 2018. She loves securing funding for charities, making the pieces of a puzzle come together. Her passion is to help charities grow and meet their ambitions and ultimately help make a difference. She is excited to be part of the Starcatchers team and to be involved in the world of creativity… Read more »

Natalie Gibson

Natalie has worked in an administration and marketing role since 2014. She has years of experience working and volunteering in the children’s sector which has taken her both overseas as well as closer to home. Natalie started working for Starcatchers in 2018 and is very excited to be part of the team. She believes that… Read more »

Adrian Harris

Adrian has spent over forty years working in and running cultural organisations. He held the post of Chief Executive of The Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh for fourteen years presenting, promoting and producing live concerts and gigs across all styles of music. From 1995 – 2002 he was Director of the Nuffield Theatre at Lancaster University and,… Read more »

Vel Gnanendran

Vel has spent nearly 20 years as a civil servant working on international policy. He is currently the Director of Finance and Delivery at the Department for International Development. He has also worked at the Foreign Office, Cabinet Office and Treasury including various roles overseas, most recently in Tanzania. Vel has extensive experience of strategic finance, grant… Read more »

Catherine Wilson

Catherine has worked a writer, arts administrator and workshop facilitator since 2014. The drive behind her work is to make the arts approachable and engaging for those who cannot normally access it. She has delivered workshops and managed training programmes for and with some of Edinburgh’s most vulnerable communities. Catherine has also travelled the world… Read more »

Ben Fletcher-Watson

Dr Ben Fletcher-Watson manages the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh. He holds a PhD in Drama from the University of St Andrews, and has studied at Emory University and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. His research interests include theatre for Early Years, relaxed performance and neurodiverse arts, and… Read more »

Greg Sinclair

  Greg Sinclair is an award-winning musician and live artist. He makes children’s theatre with two clear aims: he starts with a musical idea, and he collaborates with children to make his work. His performance Sonata for a Man and a Boy was the winner of the 2013 Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland award for… Read more »

Gemma Statham

Gemma is an experienced lawyer with a broad range of experience across a number of sectors. Currently she works in the legal team at RBS and is primarily responsible for providing legal advice to the bank in relation to its strategic projects. Prior to this, Gemma worked at a large law firm as a corporate and commercial… Read more »

Mary Glasgow

Mary grew up in Edinburgh where she studied Social Work at Moray House. After graduating she started her career working with families in the south of Glasgow. Over the next 10 years Mary spent time working in and managing child protection and family support teams in Pollok, Drumchapel and Paisley. In 2000 she left Local… Read more »