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, as well as teaching in the Theatre Studies department, was asked by the university to take on responsibility for integrating the management structure and programming of the university’s three public arts facilities, the Nuffield, the concert series and the gallery.
Adrian first came to Edinburgh in 1985 to take up the post of Director of Theatre Workshop, a position he held for ten years. He takes a quiet amount of satisfaction from the number of people working professionally in the cultural sector today across the UK who passed through Theatre Workshop’s doors as children and young people. Adrian retired from The Queen’s Hall at the end of 2016 and has since taken on a number of governance roles with key cultural organisations.