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 »

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 »

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 »

Susannah Jeffries

Susannah spent 15 years working in arts management and administration. She started out at Goldsmiths College in London studying for an MA in Theatre Education. Her first job was with the writers theatre company Paines Plough managing tours and creating programmes of education work. After the birth of her first child she moved to Scotland… Read more »

Mhairi Taylor

Mhairi is Equality and Diversity Manager for the University of Glasgow and leads its work to comply with equalities legislation and develop as an exemplar of good practice within the higher education sector. Her key achievements include securing Athena SWAN accreditation for promoting female academic progression in STEMM (science-based) subject areas. Prior to taking on… Read more »