Irene Kernan

Director

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Gordon Munro

Assistant Director

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Dan Brown

Curator, Research

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Lynn Cowan

Front of House Manager

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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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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:
Chair of Marketing Committee

Bio:

Steven Doherty has been working with the board since January 2017. He chairs the marketing committee, reporting to and attending board meetings.

Steven is a senior brand manager at Standard Life and a board trustee at Venture Scotland.

Before this he worked in marketing, advertising and brand roles for Sky, Discovery Networks UK and News UK and has provided pro-bono brand and marketing strategy support to different charities.


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.