Irene Kernan

Director

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Gordon Munro

Assistant Director

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Dan Brown

Curator, Research

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Michael Merillo

Technician (Building)

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Joe Etchell

Technician

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Debi Banerjee

Curator for Learning

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Albie Melia

Marketing & Comms Assistant

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Gillian Ingram

Office Assistant

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Liz Pattinson

Bookkeeper

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Adam Benmakhlouf

Schools Assistant

 

Lynn Cowan

Front of House Manager

On sabbatical – 2018

Board

Name:
Julie McCran

Role:
Chair

Bio:

Julie studied Sculpture at Edinburgh College of Art from 1983-87. She continued her studies through to 1989 achieving a Post Graduate Diploma in Fine Art. In 1990 she qualified from Moray House as a School Teacher and taught in both Primary and Secondary schools throughout Edinburgh and the Lothians.

Julie worked in further Education for 20 years. She was Vice Principal at Edinburgh College and was the Campus Director of the Milton Road Campus. Her main areas of responsibility included Learning and Teaching; Quality Enhancement, Quality Assurance, Equality & Diversity, Student Services; Student Association; Professional Development for Academics (research); Learning Resources; Equalities – cultural competence and the quality of the student/customer experience.

As Vice Principal Julie had strategic responsibility for all college performance developing and writing both the Scottish Funding Council Outcome Agreement and the college Equality Outcomes. She directed the work of the Academic Council which is a sub Committee of the Board of Management. Julie has held two seconded positions with the Scottish Funding Council as Assistant Director of Strategic Development and Outcome Agreement Manager.

Julie works as an Educational Consultant and is currently working with GOPA Consultants Germany as a member of their delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Moldova. As a Senior Key Expert, she is supporting the strategic development of TVET colleges to support the establishment of centres of excellence.


Name:
Dr Julian Luxford

Role:
Board Member

Bio:

Julian is a historian of medieval art, architecture and ideas.

He has degrees from the universities of La Trobe (in Melbourne) and Cambridge (PhD), and was a Junior Research Fellow at Clare College Cambridge. Julian came to the University of St Andrews in 2004, and is currently Head of the School of Art History there.

Among other things, he is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries on London, the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and the Royal Historical Society; a council member of the British Archaeological Association, and a member of the Durham Cathedral Fabric Advisory Committee as a representative of the Cathedrals Fabric Commission for England.


Name:
Duncan Bremner

Role:
Board Member

Bio:

Artist & Curator

Duncan works as an artist, producer, arts administrator and curator, and has been a member of Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop since graduating with a degree in Sculpture in 1997.

His background is predominantly in museums and gallery practice; researching, commissioning and presenting contemporary visual and public art projects in Scotland and in Europe, for himself, for regional institutions and national organisations.


Name:
Kate Davis

Role:
Board Member

Bio: 

Artist and Senior Tutor (Royal College of Art, London)

Kate is an artist based in London and Edinburgh. Her work moves between material object, drawing, photography, video, performative lectures and text based works that are centred in the discipline of sculpture.
She has taught extensively from Foundation level to PhD throughout the UK and has held numerous External Examiner roles. She was made a Fellow of the Royal College in 2009 for her exceptional teaching and is currently External Examiner at the University of Northampton.

Kate has exhibited widely nationally and internationally and has received numerous awards, including the Sydney Water Sculpture Prize; the first Jerwood Drawing 1st Prize; the Sargant Fellowship, British School at Rome, the Stanley Picker Fellowship and Young Artist of the Year, Whitechapel Gallery .

In 2010 she began working with the Scottish artist David Moore. They have collaborated on a number of exhibitions and large-scale permanent public commissions here and abroad including Langdon Park ,a Dockland Light Railway and Riverlight, the new St James’ development designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners in Nine Elms, London.


Name:
Zoë Fothergill

Role:
Board Member

Bio:

Zoë Fothergill is an artist based in the North West Highlands of Scotland in a remote off-grid crofting community. Graduating from ECA’s MFA in Contemporary Art Practice in 2012, she won the John Watson Prize and initiated a Creative Scotland funded residency at Hospitalfield Art in Arbroath.

Since then she has exhibited widely including at Nottingham Contemporary, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Flood in Dublin and at the Film Forum in Los Angeles and Spectacle Theater in Brooklyn. In 2017 she is returning to work after starting a family.

www.zoefothergill.com


Name:
Steven Doherty

Role:
Board Member

Bio:

Steven has been working with the board and supporting the staff team at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop since January 2017.
He was appointed as a board member in January 2018.

Steven is currently a senior brand manager for Standard Life Aberdeen plc in Edinburgh. Before this he worked in advertising, brand and marketing jobs at Sky, Discovery Networks UK and News UK in London. He has an honours degree in Marketing from the University of Stirling.

Steven is a board trustee at the charity Venture Scotland. He has also provided pro-bono support in brand and marketing to charities including Hearts & Minds, Into Work, Career Ready and Canongate Youth.

www.linkedin.com/in/stevendohertyprofile


Name:
Graeme Dickson

Role:
Board Member

Bio:

Graeme Dickson studied geology at the University of Edinburgh and worked in the oil industry in the UK and overseas as a geophysicist. In 1987 Graeme was attracted by a campaign to recruit scientists from industry into the Civil Service.

He joined HM Treasury and quickly became hooked on the excitement of politics. After seven years in Whitehall, Graeme returned to Scotland to work for what has now become the Scottish Government. He held a number of roles there including Director of Industry and Energy and, for some six years, Director of Healthcare Integration. In 2011 Graeme was appointed as Director General Enterprise, Environment and Innovation in the Scottish Government. He held the post until May 2016.

Graeme recently took the opportunity to follow his passion and return to the University of Edinburgh to study for their award-winning MSc in Carbon Management. He plans to make the next development of his career in this field.


Name:
John Matheson

Role:
Chair of Finance & Governance Committee

Bio:

John is a Board Director with around 35 years’ experience of operating at a strategic Board level.  He has held a number of management and Director roles in NHS Scotland providing financial advice to the Director General & Chief Executive, NHS Scotland and to Cabinet Secretary. He was Director of Finance, eHealth and Analytics, Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorates between 2008 and 2016 and chaired the Scottish Health Board Directors of Finance Group for 11 years. He was  a member of CIPFA UK Council (Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy) from 1997-2002 and 2009 –2017. He has been a Member of the CIPFA UK Health Panel from 2006 to date and was CIPFA President July 2015- July 2016.

John was also a Member of the Board of Management of Edinburgh’s Telford College for 8 years as a Non-Executive Director to assist with Strategic Development. In addition John has chaired National Committees to develop eHealth Strategy and review Resource Allocation formula to determine Health Board Allocations. He led promotion of the Modern Apprenticeship Scheme across the Scottish Public Sector together with supporting the National Finance Training Scheme within the Scottish Health Service. He is a member of the Consultative Committee of Audit Scotland which has been set up to consider and develop Value for Money Audit Specifications.


Name:
Mairi Lafferty

Role:
Board member

Bio:

Màiri Lafferty is an artist, producer and programmer for film and visual art. She is the Curator of Engagement at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, working across curatorial, education, and digital teams and with external partners to promote and deepen audience engagement with the programme.

Previously she has worked in publishing and in 2014 was the Digital Coordinator for GENERATION, a nationwide programme of exhibitions and events celebrating 25 years of contemporary art in Scotland.

Màiri studied Sculpture at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and gained a Masters in Fine Art from the Glasgow School of Art.


Name:
Georgina Bulkely

Role:
Board member

Bio:

Georgina studied law at Durham University and has over 20 years’ experience in the financial services sector.  She started her career at JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs, then moved back home to Edinburgh to work on the demutalisation and IPO of Standard Life and has spent the last ten years at the Royal Bank of Scotland.  She has held a number of leadership positions across Finance, Risk and Strategy during her career and is an alumni of the FTSE 100 Next Generation Women Leaders Programme.

Along with finance and business Georgina has a keen interest in the arts and studies sculpture in her spare time; having undertaking courses in various disciplines at Central Saint Martins in London, the Florence Academy of Art, Edinburgh College of Art and most recently the Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop.  Georgina is keen to bring her business skills together with her passion for the arts and contribute to the on-going success of the Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop.


Name:
Kathlyn  McKellar

Role:
Board member

Bio:

Kathlyn is a senior manager with a background in HR and general management primarily within the public sector, with experience of working at Board and Executive Team level. From 2011 to 2015 she was Head of HR with  Healthcare Improvement Scotland, leading HR strategy for this new organisation and working with the Board and Chief Executive to ensure that effective staff governance arrangements were in place.

Before that Kathlyn was Head of HR at NHS Quality Improvement Scotland for over seven years and prior to that was Personnel Manager at Edinburgh’s Telford College. Kathlyn graduated with a BA (Joint Honours) in German and French from Strathclyde University and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.