Catherine Wilson

Creative Skills Administrator

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 as a writer and performer, representing Scotland and its arts scene at an international level. She believes a life that starts with the arts is the best one to live.

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Fraser Stone

Community Engagement Manager

Fraser has been a professional musician and educator for over a decade. Having created multiple rhythm based projects for schools around Scotland, he believes creativity is an innate quality found in everyone; it does not recognise the social divide or adhere to stereotypes. Creativity can be used to explore who we are and as a platform to stamp our own beauty on the world.

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Heather Armstrong

Creative Skills Manager

Heather joined Starcatchers after eight years working with young people in Glasgow in some of the most deprived communities in Europe. She believes passionately in the power of the arts to transform lives and tackle inequalities, and working with our youngest members of society seems the best place to start

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Jennifer Phillips


Jennifer has been working in the arts for nearly 20 years, including roles at Woodend Barn, Citymoves Dance Agency and Aberdeen International Youth Festival and co-founder of MiniFest, a creative festival for young audiences across North East Scotland.

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Judith Walsh

General Manager

Judith joined Starcatchers in 2019 following ten years running The Creative Consortium, which provides general management for a diverse portfolio of Scottish ensembles, festivals and arts organisations. She is co-founder of award-winning Nevis Ensemble, Scotland’s street orchestra, and is Chair of creative commissioning organisation, Remembered/Imagined.

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Kerry Cleland

Expecting Something Project Coordinator

Kerry has worked as a performer for over 10 years and has much passion and drive for creating work and performing with early years audiences and children with complex needs. Expecting Something has been a project that she has admired since it’s beginnings and she is now delighted to be on board with the Starcatchers team and helping deliver such exciting and vibrant work to many communities in and around Scotland

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Laura Kearney

Development Manager

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 and arts.

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Natalie Gibson

Administrator and Marketing Assistant

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 creativity is vital in early childhood and every child should have access to creative play from the start.

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Nicola Pay

Communications and Marketing Manager

Nicola joined Starcatchers in December 2017 from Children in Scotland, where she had been working as Senior Communications Officer. She began her career as a journalist in London before moving to Scotland in 2003 and now has more than 15 years’ experience of communications and marketing in Scotland’s children’s sector.

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Rhona Matheson

Chief Executive

Rhona has been working in children’s theatre/arts since 2002 when she joined Wee Stories. She began working with Starcatchers on the pilot project in 2006 and since then has been on an amazing journey with thousands of babies, toddlers, parents, carers, educators, artists and project partners.

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